Saison de Noel All-Grain Kit

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Deceptively dark and beguilingly complex, this holiday specialty is brewed in the tradition of Belgian farmhouse ales. A generous malt bill with highlights of butter toffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and bread tangles with the earthy, spicy funk of Wyeast’s French Saison strain and a single addition of bittering hops to strike an evolving balance.


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Deceptively dark and beguilingly complex, this holiday specialty is brewed in the tradition of Belgian farmhouse ales. Unlike most saisons, intended to refresh and sustain farmers doing manaul labor, this one is engineered to complement rich holiday fare and sustain you through long winter nights. A generous malt bill with highlights of butter toffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and bread tangles with the earthy, spicy funk of Wyeast’s French Saison strain and a single addition of bittering hops to strike an evolving balance. The porter-like color tricks your palate into expecting burnt, roasty notes and perhaps even a full body, but the reality that hits your mouth is a lean, attenuated beer with a snappy, estery, slightly tart edge and a warming, peppery finish. No spices here - all the complexity comes from malt, yeast, and your skill as a brewer! Brew now for Christmas, and stash away at least a six-pack of this age-worthy saison to enjoy on into the spring.
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Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Saison de Noel All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleBelgian
Original Gravity1070
Total Time to Make6 weeks
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Family favorite
This recipe is always a family favorite at christmas time. and for as long as i can age a few bottles for myself.
October 7, 2015
Can't wait
So brewed this batch a few months ago and let it sit for 45 days in the primary, due to life and all that jazz. Well I bottled it and let it sit for another 45 days and yesterday my wife and split a glass to sample it and all I can say is that I am going to have some great beer for the next holiday season to share. This is a nice brew to keep going in the back ground once you have a full pipeline. I used Wyest 3711 for this batch and for some reason my FG was extremely low at 1.006 however this is the first time I have used this yeast for any beer so maybe its just that good, so my ABV was a little higher but I think that with time it will mellow out and blend with all the flavors just right.
January 20, 2016
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