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Summer Saison

This fruity, complex ale is surprisingly light and dangerously easy drinking. Brewed in the summer, it will be good with changing complexity until well after Christmas.

Type: Ale

Style: Belgian / French Ales

Batch Size: 5 gallons

Recipe Type: Extract with grain

Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
6.6 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light DME Substitute 8.8 lbs LME Extract, DME
12 oz Caramel Malt 20L Caramel, Crystal
4 oz Carapils® Malt Dextrine
1 lb Cane Sugar Boil 15 minutes
1 oz Hallertau Hops (6.5% AA) Boil 45 minutes
1 tsp Irish Moss Boil 15 minutes
1 oz Saaz Hops (4% AA) Boil 1 minute
0.25 oz Coriander Boil 1 minute
2 vials WLP566 Belgian Saison II Ale Yeast Substitute 16 oz starter


  1. Perform mini-mash with 4 gallons of water and grains
  2. Steep at 152-158ºF for 30 minutes
  3. Add extract
  4. Bring to a boil
  5. Add bittering hops and continue to boil
  6. Heat sugar in a saucepan stir constantly until liquid and slightly browned
  7. Add caramelized sugar, Irish Moss, coriander and finishing hops as indicated
  8. Remove from heat
  9. Cool to 72ºF
  10. Transfer to primary fermenter
  11. Fill to desired level with cold water
  12. Oxygenate and pitch yeast

Primary Fermentation: 14 days at 70ºF

Secondary Fermentation: 7 days at 35ºF

Fermentation Notes: Bottle condition with cane sugar

Original Gravity: 1.067

Final Gravity: 1.012

Alcohol by Weight: 7.4%

Alcohol by Volume: 8%

IBU: 24

Color: 7 SRM


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