Building a Recipe, Part 3: Saison in the glass

A simple tasting description: Tastes like a saison… lots of spice and phenolics. Orange and other spices are in the background. Mouthfeel is light to medium. Love the foam and the spritzy finish. This is a fairly classic saison and sessionable with just a little alcohol at 6%.

I think the big question for me is, did using Blacklands Malt 2 Row change the beer? It is difficult to isolate the malt from the saison yeasty character – yet there is a firm backbone here that seems to have that pils-like graininess. In that sense, I am very happy to use the new 2 row in place of pils, but am sure there are other styles that would feature Blacklands Malt more cleanly.