Beer Style: Belgian and French Farmhouse Ales

Includes both saison and bière de garde recipes.

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Deus: Brut des Flandres

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There’s a new kind of beer on the loose. It’s  five years old and unlike any other brew on the market. It’s really a Champagne-like beverage made from wort instead of must


Kent Falls Brewing Co.’s When Life Gives You Grape Must clone

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Kent Falls Brewing Co.’s When Life Gives You Grape Must clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG* = 1.048  FG = 1.000IBU = 10  SRM* = 3  ABV = 6% *Both the original gravity and SRM


The Lost Abbey Brewing Company’s Ten Commandments clone

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(5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.089  FG = 1.006 IBU = 34  SRM = 33  ABV = 11% Ingredients10 lbs. (4.54 kg) 2-row pale malt 1.5 lbs. (0.68 kg) crystal wheat

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Hippie Farm

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Hippie Farm is a light and refreshing saison that marries the flavors of a simple, traditional farmhouse-style saison with hints of lemon and lavender.

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Session Saison

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Already a dry, thirst-quenching style, this saison is brewed to a more sessionable ABV so you can drink a couple on a hot summer day without wiping yourself out.

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A Beer to Guard

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Recipe author Horst Dornbusch states of the style, “The brew is not refined, but it is not coarse either. Instead, it is full-bodied and hearty, slightly fruity, unabashedly strong in alcohol and has a medium hoppiness — but with a powerfully malty, almost Port-like, finish. Bière de garde is clearly a sipping, not a quaffing, beer. I simply love bière de garde . . . but when it comes to beer, I’m a hopeless romantic!”

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Petit Saison

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The inspiration for this beer was a play on De Baets’ remarks that traditional saisons were low gravity and heavily hopped. When it was still brewed with the Rodenbach strain, De Ranke’s XX Bitter was a rough approximation of a traditional saison, but with its cleaner character today you’ll have to brew your own for a taste of history. This recipe makes for a refreshing summer beer with the gravity dialed down and aromatics pushed to the fore.

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Summer Cellar BdG

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Biére de Garde’s are a remarkably flexible beer that can be brewed as a pale, amber, or brown, depending on your preferences, pairings, or the season of service. This recipe aims right down the middle in terms of the style and its color/flavor options, and is a gold-medal-winning amber Bière de Garde (at the 2012 BUZZ Off, hosted by the BUZZ Homebrew Club in West Chester, Pennsylvania).

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Rustic French Ale

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This recipe will create a French-style ale that is similar to Brasserie Thiriez’s Blonde d’Esquelbecq. Brewer Daniel Thiriez recommends using French Pilsner malt if you can source it.

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Bière de Garde

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Jamil Zainasheff provides readers with a recipe to brew a classic Biére de Garde farmhouse-style ale.

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Saison of the Season

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Horst Dornbusch’s final Style Profile recipe for Brew Your Own magazine. This version is a bit darker and medium-bodied than the straw colored light-bodied that many come to expect from a saison. Utilizing a healthy pitch rate will assure brewers that it will not end up sweet though.

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Saison Ale

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Jamil Zainasheff states “The characteristic fruity/spicy flavors and aromas of this style come from fermentation, although some brewers do add spices. While some brewers may add spices, I prefer the more subtle and complex spiciness that fermentation develops.”

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