Last year’s Pumpkin Porter was too spicy and did not have very much pumpkin flavor. We’re hoping to balance the flavor out this year.
Today we wanted to do a Saison–something substantially different from The Hopfather, but still light enough for easy summer drinking.
We followed the Ginger Saison recipe from Sam Calagione’s Extreme Brewing, but did not include the ginger because we’ve had some less-than-pleasant results when using ginger in the past. Two recipes that included ginger–the Gingerbread Brown and a Fruitcake beer–were both overwhelmingly gingery. This time we just wanted a nice easy-to-drink Saison.
This was a disaster.