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Recipe: Oedipus Mannenliefde

Dry and spicy yet hop-forward, this lemongrass-laced saison from Oedipus in Amsterdam recently took home its third World Beer Cup medal.

Sander Nederveen May 29, 2023 - 4 min read

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Sander Nederveen, cofounder and head brewer at Oedipus in Amsterdam, shares this homebrew-scale recipe for one of their core beers: Mannenliefde, a dry and spicy yet hop-forward saison brewed with the highly compatible flavors of Sorachi Ace hops, Szechuan pepper, and lemongrass.

This beer also has taken home three medals from the World Beer Cup’s Specialty Saison category—silver in 2018 and 2022, and then gold at this year’s edition.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.048
FG: 1.002
IBUs: 30
ABV: 6%

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