Ginger Snap Saison Recipe Kit

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Distinct undertones of Saison funk, exotic notes of verbena and candied ginger evolve into a firestorm of complex, earthy spice. Bursts of citrus peel collide with wild lemongrass and peppery florals in a tumultuous surge of flavor

Alight with lemony herbals of Sorachi Ace hops, the sweet caramelly malt profile offers a pleasant mouthfeel that develops lingering, gingery warmth. Highly carbonated and generously hopped, Ginger Snap finishes dry-yet-smooth with a quenching bite for superb, refreshing drinkability.

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Ginger Snap Saison Recipe Kit

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Hazy and straw-colored with a brilliant white head, a snap of citrus and candied ginger evolve into complex, earthy spice. Exotic notes of ginger root on the nose complement undertones of distinctive Saison funk.

Fruity, spicy yeast supports a subtly sweet malt profile. The mouthfeel is rich and complex, ending with a pepper spice and a touch of clove. Warming ginger lingers in the background with peppery Sorachi Ace hops up front.

Highly carbonated and generously hopped, the Ginger Snap Saison Beer Kit finishes dry yet smooth with a quenching acidity for superb, refreshing drinkability.

Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Ginger Snap Saison Recipe Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleBelgian
Original Gravity1058
Total Time to Make6 weeks
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Refreshingly Different Saison
The all-grain recipe turned out very well. 1.003 FG after primary fermentation (8 days at 70 to 77F), but interestingly increased to 1.012 after secondary (16 days at 67F) with notable effervescence. Never had that happen before. Taste before bottling is a slightly sweet light ale with a hint of ginger, just barely on the sour side. I expect that Ginger Snap Saison will be a very refreshing drink once its done bottle aging.
September 7, 2015
Still going but going strong
I brewed this saison on April 21st using the Belle Saison yeast. What an active kit! I've not tasted it yet as the airlock is still showing a lot of activity, but when I was changing the airlock (went through 4 with this bad boy) the smell that came off the brew was amazing. I can't wait to try this.
April 27, 2016
Much Better As It Ages
I bought this kit at the St. Paul store (my 14 year old daughter thought name sounded cool). I did two weeks in the primary, two weeks on the secondary and then bottled. It has improved significantly after the first bottle (opened six weeks after brewing). Ginger is subtle, but there are other complex flavors to be had here. I would definitely make this one again.
Excellent
The all grain version came out great. I strained the ginger out before primary fermentation. Added another 2 oz of crystallized ginger to the secondary. End result is excellent. Enough ginger to let you know it's there, but not overpowering. Happy with the Wyeast 3711. Having tried the Danstar Belle Saison yeast before, I think the Wyeast 3711 is the better choice.
May 14, 2015
Nice!
This is the first time I've used a kit from Northern Brewers.I love saissons. This is an excellent saisson with a hint of ginger that comes as an afterthought. The ginger gets stronger with bottle aging. I had to try one after one week, and the ginger was not as noticeable.
June 3, 2015
really good beer
This beer was a little out of my comfort zone but still wanted to try it. The description of this beer was spot on. Kegged a little early only after one week in primary and 12 days in the secondary. But was still a really good beer. never done a saison so I was a little scared of the Belgian banana flavors but this had none. The ginger comes through in both nose and pallet. The hops were also new to me and came out peppery and spot on. Will definitely brew again!
April 14, 2015
Turned out amazing
I've used about 6-8 NB kits (dead ringer, w00t stout), and all have been great. However, this is the first review I've written. I mainly wanted to weigh in and say how awesome this beer is. I'm usually a IPA/stout drinker, so I was fairly nervous about buying this, but I was brewing it for a summer party, so wanted to get something that would please the masses (and couldn't go full cream ale/kolsch). I followed the recipe exactly, so I won't comment on that too much, but more want to comment on the flavor, which was amazing. The write-up highlights the 'saison funk' and the ginger flavor. Both are present but fairly understated. So much so, that when I brew this again, I'll likely double the ginger. The funk is present, but unless you were told that saison's are funky, you wouldn't key in on that right away. This stuff disappeared at the party instantly, to the extent that I was passing up some IPAs to get seconds (and thirds) on this stuff. Planning on brewing it again soon. Nice work NB!
March 1, 2016
Fantastic saison...never thought I'd say that.
Brewed this twice in my 15 or so extract brew sessions. Give it time in primary and secondary, I did about 3 weeks each...3 weeks bottle conditioning. And you are good to go. This beer is sassy! Never thought I'd brew this twice (I'm an IPA guy). You got to brew this beer for your friends soon.
September 9, 2016
Where's the ginger?
Bought this on my wife's request because she likes Saisons and ginger. Just bottled and tasted the still beer before conditioning and the taste is right from the saison perspective, but the ginger is no where to be found. I don't mind since I am not a big fan of ginger, though the sound of it in a saison intrigue me. Oh well, at least it is a nice tasting beer that I don't expect too many complaints about.
March 26, 2016
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Am I supposed to leave the crystallized ginger chunks behind in the pot when I transfer the wort to the primary? Thanks!
M I on Feb 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I leave the ginger behind in the boil pot.
I enjoyed this beer so much I just brewed my 2nd batch of ginger snap a month ago. I am going to add 2 oz of crystallized ginger chunks to the secondary for added ginger flavor.

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