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A simple sipper that evokes warm summery memories with every sip, yet fits perfectly into the colder months' standard brewing repertoire.
Wyeast Trappist High Gravity Y3787 is a great alternative yeast for this kit; it ferments a bit drier with a rich ester profile, malty palate, and has a high alcohol tolerance.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for La Petite Orange All-Grain Recipe Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style Belgian Original Gravity 1052 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
4.5 / 5.013 ReviewsTop-Notch RecipeI've brewed this kit 3 times (extract and all-grain) and it's one of my all-time bests. Everyone who tries it absolutely loves it. I add the zest of 2 oranges and the recommended freshly ground coriander at flame out. You'll be rewarded for letting it bottle condition for a couple months as I find the spices are strong up front, go away in the short term, but blossom later on as it matures. Use a Belgian yeast strain for classic style or Safale 05 if you're looking for something a bit more "clean". I've used both to great success.March 16, 2016ThanksVery quick I love brewing tv and northern brewerDecember 3, 2015Refreshing Belgian For SummerFirst up, let me say that I am writing this after my Petite Orange has been 2.5 weeks in the bottle, and I am very happy with this beer. A pleasing orange/amber in color, there is just enough hop bitterness to balance the malt, but, of course, no hop flavor or aroma (the recipe uses only one ounce of Styrian Goldings hops (4.6%AA), boiled for 60 minutes). The beer is quite complex in its malt flavors, having a total of five different grains present in the mash. Body is light to medium, with the use of brown candi sugar in the boil to add flavor and gravity, but not body, to the beer. Of course, most Belgian beers are driven by distinctive yeast flavors and aromas, and my Petite Orange is no exception, though the fruitiness is relatively subdued in this case, probably due to my combination of yeast strain and fermentation temperature (see below).I did change a couple of things when brewing this kit. First, I added one pound of light DME late in the boil to compensate for below-average efficiency of my system (OG was 1050, in line with the kit instructions). Secondly, I used Wyeast 3522 Ardennes yeast rather than the recommended Wyeast 1214 Belgian Abbey. This was because it can get hot here during the summer (I brewed this batch in mid-June) and the 3522 is reputedly very tolerant of high temperatures. In the event it was only 75F in my brew-room during both primary and secondary fermentation.Everything else was pretty standard in brewing this batch Ð 60 minute mash (68-66C), 10 minute mash-out (74C), one hour boil, wort aerated before pitching yeast, one week primary, one week secondary, bottled with 4 ounces corn sugar to prime.As I said, I am very pleased with this batch Ð it is great to enjoy served relatively cold on summer evenings, being both refreshing and flavorsome. I would definitely recommend this kit to other brewers!July 12, 2013Easy drinkinghave brewed this with a group of friends many times. started with the extract kit, but the last time did a double batch of all grain as well - used orange peel and coriander each time. We changed things up last time by using Wyeast 3711 (French Saison) in one fermenter - definitely one to repeat!January 17, 2014Perfect for any night!I just brewed this about 6 weeks ago (and it has been on tap for about 2), and I chose to add a bit of both bitter and sweet orange peel at flame-out in place of orange zest, and skipped the coriander all together. I certainly was not disappointed!The malt flavor is incredible on this beer, and I love that addition of the candi sugar brought the gravity up a bit without adding body - it provides an incredible balance to the flavor. As with most Belgian beers, the yeast brings the most pronounced flavors, not the hops, making this a very drinkable and enjoyable brew.On my brew day, I hit an OG of 1.050, but also got down to a FG of 1.001, making this beer about 6.4% ABV. The hint of orange flavor from the two types of orange peel, combined with the level of alcohol, brings about an incredibly complex but delicious beer that can be consumed on the warmer nights of summer or the cooling nights of fall.Highly recommended to anyone, it is delicious! Will certainly be buying this one again...October 3, 2013ExcellentThis was the first Belgium style beer that I brewed. I added the coriander and the orange peel. Yesterday was "taste" day and I along with three friends thought it was really good. A great, holiday, refreshing, smooth, brew.November 17, 2013Something new and diffrentWhen I brewed this I choose the La Petite Orange Blanche by adding orange zest and Coriander. If you take this route you will not be disappointed! In a home brew world where everyone is focused on over hopped IPA's and rich dark BA stouts this beer is something completely different. It is light,refreshing and would be a perfect sipper on a warm spring/summer/fall day. Although where I live the weather has not changed for the better and winter keeps hanging on! I really want to save some of this for the warmer days ahead. However that going to be hard because this beer is TASTY! I highly recommend this beer to anyone who wants to try something new and different!March 17, 2013Great to share! (and drink of course)Just dumped the gelatin sediment from the keg. First pint has a sturdy white/cream head. Nice color-golden, pale orange, and straw color. First initial taste is delicious! creamy, smooth yet effervescent, and a tasty kick from sweet orange peel additions. I used half of the recommended sweet orange peel and coriander addition (forgot to use the other half woops!) Also I used WLP500 at 72 degrees for about 14 days. Great beer, and I can't wait to have folks over to share it. I can tell that this beer will be enjoyed by anyone who can handle a Blue Moon, but wants a 5 times more flavorful and robust pint. CheersJanuary 31, 2016Just brewed the OrangeThis is one of my favorites. I had only made the extract kits of this beer before and decided to go all grain. I hit the OG 1.052 right on the nose and added the coriander and fresh orange zest so am anxious to get this one in the keg. I brewed this specifically for a birthday friend as she requested it for this August. NB kits are the best!June 10, 2016Great BeerThis beer is developing nicely. It took two weeks to get here. It took an extra week to make it because it came early in the week. It stayed in secondary for a week extra. It should be drinkable by now, but it is still carbonating, because the shipping threw me off schedule.February 6, 2016