Patersbier All-Grain Kit

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Made only from pilsner malt, hops, and yeast, the complexity that results from these simple ingredients is staggering: perfumey floral hops, ripe pear fruit, sour apple, spicy cloves, candied citrus and a slight biscuit character on the drying finish ... a monk's session beer.

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Stan Hieronymus (author of Brew Like a Monk) and Kristen England (BJCP Continuing Education Director) bring you this very special kit. "Brouwerij'ed" on the left side of the Belgian town Malle solely for consumption by the reverent Cistercian brothers. This ale is not served or sold to the public, making it one of the rarest beers in the world. Made only from pilsner malt, hops, and yeast, the complexity that results from these simple ingredients is staggering: perfumey floral hops, ripe pear fruit, sour apple, spicy cloves, candied citrus and a slight biscuit character on the drying finish ... a monk's session beer.

Note: If you wish to achieve a level of carbonation similar to the commercial examples of this beer, add an additional 1 to 2 oz plain table sugar to the priming solution.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Patersbier All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleBelgian
Original Gravity1047
Total Time to Make6 weeks
Reviews
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Now I know why this Ale is not served nor sold to the public
Just kidding, this is a really nice Belgian Ale. Fun to brew if you want to test your temperature control through the traditional multistep. I used the Wyeast 3787 with a starter which sent this wort into ferment heaven for 3 weeks. I hit all the temps spot on. Ended at 1005 FG. I agree with the floral hops scent, but it also has an old cheese smell. Finishes very dry and pepper notes linger forever. Nice mouthfeel. Excellent beer for a hot day, no sweetness to make you stop after 2 beers. Its not going to impress light beer drinkers, so don't be fooled by the color because this one will fill your nose and make you crave a European cheese plate for dessert.
August 3, 2015
Complex tasting, easy brew
I brewed this using a three-step infusion but other than that was an easy brew. I fermented at 68F, two weeks in primary and a week in secondary and kegged. I was expecting just a smooth, easy to drink, kinda non-descript beer but ended up with layers of flavor and a peppery-dry finish. The wife wants another batch; need I say more?
May 11, 2015
AMAZING!
Absolutely amazing summer beer! I tasted heavy clove as I was sampling while bottling, but that has eased after just 2 weeks. Heavy nose of spice and fruit, same on the palate, plus subtle hops bitterness. and a nice dry finish. If your'e a fan of Ommegang Hennepin, as I am, you'll love this beer. Seems too simple to be this good!
April 25, 2014
Wow!!!
After reading some of the past reviews we thought...no way can these people all be right...well OMG are they! This is such a simple, great beer! Like all the rest if you can just get past the yeast smell you will be in beer heaven(the yeast smell is from brewing through fermentation- then clean after that). This one will be brewed again and often. This will turn your" Lite" beer drinkers onto how good a homebrew can be. We do recommend doing your water adjustments to get that perfect brew. We did keg ours which may make a difference.
December 14, 2010
Excellence in Simplicity.
As "simple" as this beer may seem, the end product is fantastic: Crisp, grainy malt body, fruity esters from the Belgian yeast, and spicy hops add up to make a great, refreshing beer. It's also a good base for experimentation: I have part of a batch inoculated with Brett and lacto, which will be flavored with blackberry extract at bottling time. I try to formulate my own recipes as much as possible, but Patersbier is one I go back to every summer. It might be a good idea to do a 90-minute boil to throw off as much DMS as possible from the pils malt.
October 19, 2009
Yum!
As my 20th batch, this might have been my best batch yet! All the good reviews are correct. First off, I fermented this a little cooler, at 66. This makes a clean easy drinking pilsner flavor, with just a tiny hint of the fruity yeast in the background. I personally don't enjoy some of the fruity/spicy belgians, so this came out just perfect. I think some of the people that complained about the over bearing floral/fruity fermented too hot.I only gave it an extra oz of priming sugar. At 3 weeks it is perfect. I'm sure this batch is not going to last long. If you have been wondering about buying this batch, click the "add to cart" button NOW!
February 28, 2010
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome Beer!
Awesome beer, and I should know.
December 8, 2011
Great, easy beer
Brewed this beer using a single infusion mash. Fermented out to a final gravity of 1.009. An easy drinking beer with good body, will taste great in summer but is equally suited to winter session sipping. Will brew again.
January 16, 2014
Flat out amazing
I chose this recipe as both my first ever all grain batch sparge, and Belgian style ale. Full disclosure- I don't like most Belgian yeast flavors, but this wyeast 3787 IS this beer and NB's flavor descriptors are right on.. Candied citrus, apple etc...it's all here and it's one awesome pale session beer that will produce an awesome neutral flavored yeast cake for a massive quad or Belgian ipa. Great recipe-awesome beer.
December 6, 2011
Hard to believe
I have brewed this beer 5 times now and this one stays on tap. Hard to believe such a simple receipt can be so good, but believe me it is. It is always a hit at parties and while some people always dislike some flavors I have never had a beer drinker turn this one down.
November 7, 2010
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