Patersbier Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

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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.
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Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Patersbier Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleBelgian
Original Gravity1047
Total Time to Make6 weeks
Reviews
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Outstanding!
First off, I used White Labs WLP500 Monastery Ale yeast, instead of the Wyeast 3787 Trappist yeast suggested by the recipe. I made a 2.5L starter and split the yeast between the Patersbier kit and a La Petite Orange NB kit, both brewed on the same weekend. I kegged both kits and both are absolutely amazing brews! I've only been brewing for about 14 months, during which time I've made a total of about 25 different NB kits, but I can say that these are the best two I've made. The yeast character from the WLP500 is fantastic with these recipes. Next time, I might try Wyeast to see if there is a difference. After primary for the Patersbier, I harvested the yeast from the yeast cake, brewed the NB Belgian Tripel kit and then pitched the yeast cake with that. It's in secondary now and I can't wait to see how it turns out. I'll be bottling the Tripel though.
September 11, 2015
Versatile, tasty and rewards patience
If you read through some of the reviews you'll notice a lot of different style comparisons and thoughts on this beers taste which to me speaks of its complexity (and not lack thereof). Beautifully balanced in every way. Wheat beer fans will LOVE this for something different, light beer fans will like it for its body and crispness and darker beer fans should appreciate the weight, length and complexity this possesses. Oh, and this only gets better and better with age as some have pointed out. Very good two weeks after bottling, really hits its stride at about 2 months but at 5 months out this is still going strong and only getting smoother!
October 17, 2010
Great Taste & Easy to Make
I'm a novice, this being only my second batch to brew, and this was very easy. Being easy to brew doesn't mean that the beer had a simple taste though. I made this before Christmas and gave it out to family and friends and they all loved it. I will definitely try this one again soon.
April 8, 2014
Patersbier Beer Kit
Love it. My favorite beer kit so far. Working on my second batch. Ready to order a third kit.
October 2, 2015
If only one Belgian ...
I've made several Belgian beers, and, frankly got bored with them. Until Patersbier. Followed the recipe exactly, with 4 weeks primary, using the Wyeast High Gravity liquid yeast, and used the extra 1 oz cane sugar at bottling. A few weeks in bottle and it's fantastic. Hello new Belgian beer.
October 6, 2013
A Favorite!
I've this a few times and love it. Very complex flavors for such simple ingredients. With age it develops a nice tartness, but not overpowering, just subtle. SO...I decided to tart up my latest batch and threw in 6 (normal sized) cans of Oregon tart cherries (blended) as an experiment...it'll be a while before I bottle it though but I'll try to remember to let you all know how it turned out. I also have a batch of Dawson's Kriek in progress to compare when done.
July 14, 2013
Great beer.
Such an easy brew... And always great!
February 3, 2016
Great thirst Quencher
Made this twice now. Great when relaxing after a long day. Thanks Northern Brewer.
January 9, 2014
Simple, but great beer.
My cousin recommended this beer to me so I checked it out on here, read the comments, and never thought this beer could live up to these expectations. Boy was I wrong! The flavor and crisp taste you get from this beer is AMAZING. I used the wyeast option and needed a blow off tube 12 hours later.I will definitely brew this beer again many times.Give this a try!
July 1, 2011
Great for hot weather
My only regret is that I didn't get to enjoy it during the hot season. Brewed it up back in late April and due to schedule and forgetfulness, it sat in the secondary for 3 months before I finally got it into bottles. Four weeks after that, I cracked one open and WOW. The floral aroma and sweet, crisp taste was amazing. It had me kicking myself for not having this ready to pour on those days when the weather consistantly moved over the 90 degree mark. None the less, I already have it on the list for next year and will be doing it in a timely manner.
September 17, 2010
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