American Wheat Beer Extract Kit

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A wheat ale with medium hopping and a fairly clean, neutral finish - a spritzy, refreshing warm-weather crowd-pleaser.

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American Wheat Beer Extract Kit

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Like their German cousins, American wheat beers feature large proportions of malted wheat in the grain bill and are naturally a bit cloudy in appearance. Unlike German Hefe Weizen, though, American wheat beers have a bit more hop character and are fermented with a milder-tasting yeast, resulting in a more clean, neutral finish. With a spicy noble hop aroma and tart finish, it's a spritzy, refreshing crowd-pleaser.

Additional Information

Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style USA
Beer Style Wheat Beers
Color Light
Original Gravity 1043
Total Time to Make 4 weeks

Customer Reviews

great start Review by cary
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Directions are great easy to follow first batch is already fermenting. Used only half the cascade hopes and added 1 lb. Of clover honey. 1.035 first hydrometer reading. Took 3 hours from the time I started including clean up. Took 35 minutes to cool wart kitchen sink and ice. A wort chiller would have been easier. (Posted on 10/26/14)
Fantasitc Product Review by Billy
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This beer is great! This one was my first brew and I couldn't be happier with how well it turned out. Kept fermentation temp at ~64 degrees. 3 weeks primary and 2 weeks bottle conditioning @ 68 degrees - very smooth beer that's slightly hoppy. Great for all my Busch light drinking buddies! Thanks NB! Brew on! (Posted on 10/16/14)
Great product Review by Hank
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This is the best kit beer, so far. Big hit with the neighbors. Easy drinking beer with a good finish. Loved it! (Posted on 9/9/14)
It went too fast Review by jon doe
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i made this some time ago added a few tweaks like cara red for color and some honey to kick up the abv, it turned out rather well and was gone far too fast. (Posted on 8/28/14)
What a SUPRISE! Review by Craig
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Saw this kit and it had good reviews, but I actually bought it cuz it was cheap for my pig roast. We were all blown away at how much character and almost carmely sweetness it had , very unexpected and I will brew it again! (Posted on 8/22/14)
sweet deal Review by michael
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alright people here we go ...... lol now i have brewed this beer and i have to say for the price and ease of this beer it is spot on . also i might add , my friends who have come over to drink ,or try our home brew have said this >>>( holy sh@ this is good YOU MADE THIS :_) and i have to yes with all my heart . lol thanks again northern home brew for making this kit for people to enjoy all around this great land :_) .... AMERICA F$CK YEA!!!!! (Posted on 7/27/14)
Peach Wheat Beer Review by John
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Easy to brew. I added 4 ounces of Peach flavoring when bottling. My wife and I both love it. Good kit for the money and I will be ordering this kit again in the future. Good summertime beer. (Posted on 7/12/14)
Nice, easy brew Review by Josh
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This beer was very easy to make. I added 1 table spoon of bitter orange peel to the last five minutes of the boil and transferred it to the primary fermenter. I also added mesquite chaff to the fermenter. I let it sit 2 weeks primary, racked into a secondary fermenter without any chaff or orange peel and let it sit 2 weeks. The beer turned out good except the orange was a little overwhelming. I would repeat the same brewing process but with only a teaspoon of orange peel next time. (Posted on 7/2/14)
Awesome, easy brew! Review by Tony
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I'm a newbie at homebrew...This was my first attempt at it and I have to say that this is my go to HB. I have brewed it twice and about to do a third. Great brew to try different flavor sand additions....I just need to figure out how to bump up the AVB. Like I said.....newbie. Can't go wrong with this one! (Posted on 6/18/14)
Very pleasantly surprised! Review by James
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I didn't expect a lot out of this beer. I am fairly new to this obsession and figured for the price if I messed up I could get some more experience without loosing much. I try to brew at least two to three times a month to get the basics down. Super easy to brew and I brewed per the instructions and left it in the fermenter for two weeks before bottling. I'm not a huge fan of wheat beers but this one is really really good! Even my wife who is a total beer snob really likes it. I will definitely be adding this to my regular brew schedule. Light, crisp, and very refreshing! Cheers! (Posted on 6/16/14)
Solid base kit Review by Ed
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I did not brew this to have a pure wheat beer, so I can't really comment on it in that regard. I brewed it to make it a raspberry wheat and it has done so nicely. I let it sit in primary for about 10 days or so, I believe, and then racked 3 pounds of previously frozen, but then thawed raspberries. I didn't puree them or pour vodka over them or anything - just dumped 'em in straight from the bag into the secondary. Racked beer on top of them and let it sit for two more weeks. I now now to use a paint strainer bag when transferring fruit beer to the bottling bucket, but I didn't realize that on bottling day so my bottling wand got a little clogged with the little tiny raspberry "floaties" - some of which made it into the bottles, but most settled to the base of the bottle.

The beer - two weeks into bottle conditioning - is very good. I can definitely taste/smell the raspberries, so I can see myself coming back to this beer and experimenting with it in a different way down the road.

Some said the wheat is "too hoppy." My beer is a little tart, but that's due to the newness of the raspberries. I'm confident in one more week the tartness will mellow.

I have created a solid summer brew and it's due to the simplicity of this kit which serves as a solid foundation for brewing experimentation. (Posted on 6/16/14)
great beer for Me Review by Steve
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I did a full boil followed recipe to a T except I used Safale us-05 and safbrew WB-06. The color is darker light amber with a little orange tint. I love the bitter is just right for me. It reminds Me of drinking Blue paddle which is 8 to 9 dollars a six pack 12 oz. bottles here in Arkansas. OG 1043 FG 1009 fermented at 70-72 F ABV 4.46% if my math is right. Over all great wheat Beer for Me (Posted on 6/15/14)
Another Winner Review by Joseph
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This is the first time I brewed this beer. I wanted something I could turn around quick for an upcoming party and it worked out great. The flavor of the beer was a nice surprise as it turned out darker than what you would expect from a wheat beer. It was crisp, clean with a nice after taste. I received a lot of positive comments from the guests, in particular "Wow, you really made this? I thought you bought it at the beer store." In my opinion, statements like that sum up the how good this kit turned out. Again, great job NB. I'll be adding this to my regular rotation. (Posted on 6/9/14)
Better than Leinie's Honey Weiss Review by ScottW1414
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Added one pound of honey at burn out, one week in the primary, then racked to secondary for two weeks with Lemon peel (from two lemon's, only the yellow part of the peel) that was soaked in two ounces of vodka overnight. To be clear. I added the lemon peel and vodka to secondary for two weeks. Bottled for three weeks until the flavor smoothed. It really need three weeks in the bottle, otherwise it will be bitter! FANTASTIC summer beer! Light, crisp, honey lemon flavor that lasts through the entire glass! Yet an ABV 4.98% (Posted on 5/20/14)
A good easy kit Review by Jason
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I was a little surprised that the color is darker than I was expecting. I did add 1.5 lbs of honey at the end of the boil to add flavor and increase avb. This beer turned out nicely its also very clear. It finished with an AVB of 5.25. (Posted on 5/18/14)
This will be a really nice lawnmower beer.... Review by Marty
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I just racked this to secondary for a bit of chilling and clearing for a few days before kegging. I did a full five gallon boil, so it isn't the darker orange color some post about, rather, it's more of an amber color with a hint of orange, though still darker than it should be. I also adjusted the hop schedule to get about 18-20 IBUs (about .75oz Willamette @30 min and .8 0z Cascade @15 min), and added about 1/4 cup sugar to dry it out just a bit. The result was just what I was looking for; a nice, light beer with a touch of malty wheat character and a bit of fruitiness, with just the right amount of hops to balance it out. Of course, it isn't carbonated yet, but I really like the result so far. By the way, I used US-05 pitched dry. I gave this four stars because I think these kits should come with DME, rather than LME, as the flavor usually turns out just a bit better, and the color almost always comes out lighter, especially with a full boil. (Posted on 5/15/14)
pretty good Review by Snakeobson
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Came out fine, but not quite what I expected. As everyone else notes, much darker / deep orange color than the picture. It is also much hoppier than I would expect... tastes more like an IPA, but it's fine. Hefeweizen is fermenting now.. hope that will be more to my tastes. (Posted on 5/12/14)
Very Good Beginner Kit! Review by Ryan
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Like many of the other reviewers, this was my first brew. I am happy to say that it came out well! This is a very drinkable beer. A bit more hop bitterness than I had expected for a wheat, but not unpleasant in any way. I will definitely be making this kit again due to the price, simplicity and the ease of making adjustments. Next time i'm thinking of adding a bit of sweet orange peel and coriander, then maybe some honey for another batch.

Well worth the price and a great place for a brewer to start. (Posted on 4/1/14)
A bit light, but a good beer Review by Scott
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A few notes about the brew:

- The color is darker than pictured.

It turns out a very nice copper/amber color after following the instructions. I was thinking this might mean more flavor, but it doesn't. It's on par with the body of a light beer.

- It's very crisp and clean.

A nice hop level and a mild body make this a great lawnmower beer.

- It would benefit from more malt/sugars.

I'll be adding another pound of Wheat DME to the next brew to see if I can get a better body.

- I wouldn't rack to secondary or leave in primary for another weak to clarify. Just bottle after 2 weeks.

I left it in the primary for an extra week, and it came out very clear. Too clear for a wheat beer imo.

- Use additions.

Add fresh fruit and other flavorings to make it your own. I'll be adding a pound of wild blackberries next time.

Overall it's a great base to learn on and play with. Will be buying again and would recommend.

(Posted on 3/31/14)
Delicious! Review by Caleb
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Just got done making my second batch of American Wheat today! For both batches I added 1.5 lbs of honey and the zest & juice of four lemons at flameout. The first time I used clove honey, this time wildflower. I used the US-O5 both times and liked the results the first time so I decided to use it again. The first batch had an aroma and taste of honey with a tartness from the lemons. It was ready to drink in 3 weeks but was even better at 4 weeks! This will be part of the normal rotation! (Posted on 3/21/14)
Crowd Pleaser Review by Jesse F.
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I added a pound of honey to this kit and it came out just right. I had a dozen people try it and everyone loved it. Its going to be on the list for this spring! (Posted on 2/16/14)
Good stuff Review by Eric
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Super happy with my first brew every, liked it so well it was my second brew also (with a little peach extract)! NB customers service is top notch! (Posted on 2/12/14)
So good... Review by Scott
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This was my first kit, and was really surprised how well this turned out. I was worried throughout the whole process that I did something wrong, or my sanitizer ratio was off but man what a reward. I had this in primary for 2 weeks and secondary for a week. Popped open the first bottle after just shy of two weeks conditioning. I can see why so many people say this is a great base. It is very crisp, but the cascade hops are present in just the right amount. I know secondary isn't necessary for this beer but I'm glad I did it. Came out a very light amber color. I'll be getting this one again. (Posted on 2/11/14)
Very Easy Brew! Review by david
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Being my first brew, I found this kit very easy to brew and the taste was pretty good! A little darker that what I had expected and at first there was a strong after taste but that could have had something to do with this being my first attempt!!!! Over all a pretty good beer! (Posted on 2/9/14)
First time to brew Review by Stephen
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This was my first time to brew and I chose this American Wheat Beer kit. I'm very pleased with the results. It was extremely easy to do. My brew sat in the primary fermenter for about 10 days. I then moved it to a secondary fermenter for almost a week. The secondary isnt necessary for this kit but I did it anyway in hopes that my beer would be more clear. Around 15-17 days after brewing day, I bottled the beer. I tried it after a week and it was very flat and very "green" tasting. That is to be expected. I tried it 2 weeks after bottling and it was carbonated and the taste had changed for the better. I was surprised how good it tasted from the week before. I will order this kit again and experiment more by adding orange peels/zest and other things. I recommend this kit for any first time brewer. (Posted on 1/23/14)
Very drinkable Review by Randall
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I added a pound of honey at the end of the boil, now I have to be careful. It goes down very quickly. Tastes great. And that was in the late fall in Montana. I think in the summer it would be even better
(Posted on 1/22/14)
Love this batch Review by Jozsó
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I keep doing this batch because everybody loves it. I keep trying it with different yeast, but you simply can not go wrong with this beer! (Posted on 1/20/14)
Good Beer on first try Review by Justin
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I have to admit. Being my first batch, I did everything to the T. I called NB customer service for advice in reference to fermentation since mine seemed to stop at day 6. Awesome advice had me racking the brew at 7 days and bottling. After a week in the bottle had a slight butterscotch smell/taste. Thought Diacetyl was the problem initially because I racked it at exactly 1 week,but it mellowed quickly and since I'm not sure what it should taste like "exactly" I would have to say I'm very pleased with the product I'm drinking right now. Northern Brewer should be the FIRST stop for any aspiring home brewer. Cheers. (Posted on 1/16/14)
good beer Review by Tim
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This was my first beer to brew, very easy and was told by my family that is was a good beer. Easy directions, and have made more than one batch of this beer. (Posted on 1/15/14)
Easy to brew and full of flavor Review by Troy
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I have used this kit several times. It is a very simple basic kit and it is cheap! Well worth the money. I have added 6 orange peels the last 15 minutes of the boil. Last time I brewed it I used half of a whole orange, then when I kegged it I added 2 ounce of blueberry extract. What an idea? The beer was complex because the first taste was orange and finished with the blueberry. The keg did not last a week! I enjoy the extract kits, especially when I don't have the time for an all grain batch. (Posted on 12/15/13)
Easy to brew and full of flavor Review by Troy
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I have used this kit several times. It is a very simple basic kit and it is cheap! Well worth the money. I have added 6 orange peels the last 15 minutes of the boil. Last time I brewed it I used half of a whole orange, then when I kegged it I added 2 ounce of blueberry extract. What an idea? The beer was complex because the first taste was orange and finished with the blueberry. The keg did not last a week! I enjoy the extract kits, especially when I don't have the time for an all grain batch. (Posted on 12/15/13)
Can't miss Review by Dallas
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My favorite. Easy to brew. Taste great every time. Need to pour it from the bottle into a chilled glass to get best results when drinking. Purchased a strainer and now my beer is sediment free. (Posted on 12/12/13)
Solid Kit Review by Luke
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This kit is definitely a good starter or something to use to make a different type of beer. I have made a raspberry wheat out of this and we are currently making an apple beer out of it. Easy to brew and always solid - if you haven't brewed it brew it up! (Posted on 12/9/13)
Malty Review by John
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Malty Flavor, Good Head, Body. Color Was Off Color, But Read Other Blogs Stating The Same, Copper Color. Very Drinkable! (Posted on 12/3/13)
Smooth neutral beer with some hops to it. Review by Brock
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This was the first batch I did with this kit. It came out great.

Highlights:
Quick turn around time - drinkable in 3 weeks.
Hoppier than expected
I added 1tbs of vanilla and half the zest of an orange.

Because of the hops I got little flavor from what was added, mainly zero vanilla haha. Owell.

The beer made its rounds with many friends and family, all enjoyed it and said it was a good flavor.

I would brew again but follow some others on here and add 2lbs of berry or something. (Posted on 11/26/13)
Watermelon Hefe Review by Steven
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I brewed this with extra DME, 2.4#. OG was 1.054, FG was 1.010. I added the watermelon extract, 4 oz,(which is artificial I found out when I received it). 2 weeks primary, kegged and added the extract. Strong aroma. Tried a lil bit today and has strong watermelon flavor. Hope it mellows out with time. Not happy with the watermelon extract. Have brewed this recipe before tho, and it is very tasty... a lil hoppy. (Posted on 11/25/13)
great beer Review by jonathan
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Love this beer and so do all who taste it !! I drink Lagers but didn't want to deal with keeping it cooled the whole time while fermenting so I went with the American Wheat. Great after 4 weeks and better after 5 and this was my first home brew its the best home brew I ever tasted as good as 10 dollar a six pack stuff from the store. Now im a home brewer for life. Thanks Northern Brewer for the kit!!!!! BREW ON !!!!! (Posted on 11/24/13)
Unique for a wheat beer. Review by Cason
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Love this beer! As an I.P.A. lover I basically made this to have around if people came over. However, it is nothing like typical wheat beers. Big flavor, significant hops character and a rich amber color (how mine turned out both times I made it). Adored by light beer drinkers and beer "snobs" alike. The only bad part is that it's so popular I'm almost out. (Posted on 11/13/13)
First attempt with minor addition Review by James
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This was my very first brew, it came with my deluxe starter kit so I was excited to get started. I added 1 pound of local farm bought honey when I shut my burner off before cooling. It took on an amazing flavor! It got a little darker than I expected, but that was probably error on my behalf. It took on a fuller heavy consistency too which I won't complain because it wasn't like drinking water. Overall very pleased with this and will be buying more of this kit. (Posted on 11/6/13)
Made it with more hop flavor. Awesome! Review by Paul
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To be honest, I really don't prefer wheat beers in general and I really like bitter hopy beers. This recipe came with some equipment that I was ordering and my wife likes wheat beer...so why not try it.
I did modify the recipe a bit by adding in the Cascade hops at 30min instead of the suggested 15min.
Wow. I love this beer. Still light and crisp but with a nice bitterness to it. (Posted on 10/25/13)
Great Brew Review by Jesse
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Brewed this exactly as the directions said. It was more of a hops flavor than expected, however it was still great. (Posted on 10/1/13)
Apricot Wheat Review by Trent in Michigan
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Being new to homebrewing this was about my 6 attempt and first wheat beer. I used WLP320 American Hefeweizen Yeast and added Apricot puree to the secondary as well as apricot extract to the bottling bucket. After three weeks in the bottle I was unimpressed. After two more weeks it was phenominal! My best homebrew yet and a real crowd pleaser. (Posted on 10/1/13)
First Homebrew--Success! Review by Tracy
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This was our first kit and first homebrew, and we ordered it because it had a short brew to enjoy time and seemed pretty straightforward. We added a week or two to bottle conditioning, as it wasn't quite ready after two weeks in the bottle, and we are glad we did--it is a pretty decent beer. We shared this first attempt with a couple of experienced homebrewers and a few friends, and everyone was impressed, even the guy who doesn't like wheat beers :) We will definitely brew this again! (Posted on 9/27/13)
need to try Review by Douglas
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nice, good tasting beer- easy to make (Posted on 9/12/13)
Great Beer Review by Kurt
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Did this as my 5th brew, and even non-beer drinking friends found it pretty good. (Posted on 8/28/13)
This kit makes a great starting point for a big beer! Review by toe-knee
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I had read many of the reviews for this kit and got it because it was a easy and cheap way to make a big beer. I added 1 lb of C40 with a 60 minute boil, 2 lb of corn sugar, 1 lb of DME, 1/2 lb honey, 1 oz bitter orange peel, 1 oz sweet orange peel and 1 oz coriander to the kit. Not sure how much alcohol is in there but 1 of these on an empty stomach puts me in a great mood! They really started getting good after being bottled for about a month, before that they tasted a little green. Im at 7 weeks now and loving it. Even people that dont like homebrew or beer are enjoying these. And for the record I am a complete novice beer maker. (Posted on 8/26/13)
Great Summer Brew Review by Justin
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Great taste and refreshing. Easily brewed. Add a wedge of lemon if it's really hot outside. (Posted on 8/26/13)
Great Beer for my second home brew attempt Review by Glenn
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This beer turned out great! i added the zest of two oranges along with three teaspoons of crushed coriander. Great summer beer! (Posted on 8/20/13)
Great beer Review by jonathan
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Great beer. Beer sure to do a yeast starter. Shipping yeast always comes hot. (Posted on 8/17/13)
Delicious! Review by James
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Lighter, but full flavor. We've brewed this for friends and family that are not as robust in their tastes, and they've loved it! It has become a favorite for us as well. (Posted on 8/17/13)
My first Review by Gregory
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This kit was a great first kit! Being my first I probably rushed it a little but it does seem a little darker in color than I thought. But turned out to be a good beer. (Posted on 8/11/13)
great kit for the $$$ Review by Colby
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This was the first kit I ever ordered from NB and I continue to go back to it. Easy recipe to play with and tweak to your liking. Great to add fruit extracts or just keep simple, light and refreshing! Highly recommend to keep on hand. (Posted on 8/11/13)
Easy to Brew for New Guy/Gal Review by Mush
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Laminated card with deluxe kit, nicely organized brew kit (the packaging on all the stuff is serious) and a few buddies resulted in a completely drinkable, and even good actually beer. We were shocked based on the fact that we don't know a thing about brewing. I even used the call in help line and received outstanding service. Well done NB, now back to our cold ones. Oh, the color is way darker, but I am not that particular. (Posted on 8/8/13)
Added local honey for an awesome result!! Review by Garrett
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I bought this kit to brew for a camping trip, One of my buddies gave me about a pound of local honey he got from his property, I decided to add it for a little twist. This beer was a hit! It was super easy to brew, and was in the keg in about two weeks! It's was everything I wanted out of this beer, clean, light, sessionable beer that all of the guys, and wives enjoyed!! Great summer brew! (Posted on 8/5/13)
Happy with first brew attempt Review by mmbler
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This was my first brew.It was easy to follow the recipe.The beer was ready after 4 weeks.I was pleasantly suprised how smooth and refreshing it was to drink,I have had nothing but good feedback from friends who have tasted it. I will brew this again, maybe with a tweak or two. (Posted on 8/2/13)
Good taste, mine doesn't look like the picture though Review by Greg
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I think this one is a very easy brew however the color of mine is a caramely color. It didn't get to that yellowish wheat color. I called NB and they said it's fine, do a full boil if you're worried about it but still kinda weirded out by drinking a dark looking wheat. (Posted on 7/26/13)
Wow. Review by Kyle
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First ever home brew and it came out great. I am shocked by how good this beer tastes. It sat in the primary for two weeks, but I couldn't help myself so I opened one after one week of bottle conditioning. This beer reminds me of Long Trail Ale. Malty after a week; looks and tastes beautiful. (Posted on 7/26/13)
On the Mild Side, Great & Easy beginner kit Review by Collin
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A basic kit, on the mild side of the style, but nothing wrong with it. 2 oz of hops and enough extract to get you about 4.2% ABV depending on attenuation. I decided to add additional hops and malt to bump it up into the range of what I (a West Coaster) prefer for an American Wheat.
This is a super easy kit to brew, making it great for beginners, or a good base to play with for more advanced brewers. (Posted on 7/18/13)
Easy to brew. Review by Richard
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Real easy to brew. Got carbonated in two weeks and was ready to consume. This is a lighter beer. A real smooth drinker. (Posted on 7/16/13)
Good starter beer Review by Justin
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Nice beer to start with, very straight forward instructions. Will plan to brew this beer again down the road to see what kind of improvements I can make from being a beginner. (Posted on 7/15/13)
Great base for experiments Review by Gary
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Added 3 more pounds wheat malt, otherwise made it as instructed, on kegging day I added a bit more than half a bottle of a 4oz apple extract and 24 oz of honey to attempt to reproduce the flavors of a Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat which is one of the few beers my wife actually likes. It's good, not perfect but not bad for a first attempt, removing the bittering hops and using a pale malt for the extra OG rather than more wheat malt I think will do the trick for next go. (Posted on 7/15/13)
Great Kit Review by Jesse
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This kit, for the price, is great. (Posted on 7/12/13)
Love It! Review by Tim
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This was my very first brew, and I wanted to wait until I could taste it before I wrote a review. It's delicious! I made beer!

The beer itself is very tasty, and the kit is top notch. The ingredients are great, and the recipe is super easy to follow. Definitely recommend this one. (Posted on 7/12/13)
Favorite of the Family Review by Karen
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Everyone loved this one, equally. The weather has been increadibly hot and humid here lately so the smooth, light, pleasant tasing and very refreshing brew hit the spot as the temperature climbed. (Posted on 7/12/13)
great Review by Tim
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I love it (Posted on 7/12/13)
awesome taste Review by Kyle
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Best beer by far that I've ever tasted... (Posted on 7/6/13)
Easy and Great!! Review by Dan
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A very simple beer that everyone loves. During the boil I added one pound of local honey "for my allergies" and the end result is fantastic! (Posted on 6/29/13)
awesome beer Review by Ronald
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I could not wait the and tried it before it was ready and it had a funky taste, a week later and it's a hole different beer. Color, is darker than that on the pictures but in comparison with other American Wheat Beers it is on the money, Love it and will definitely brew it again! (Posted on 5/31/13)
A Must Have For Summer! Review by Aaron
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I have done quite a few batches of this and have not been disappointed in any of them. Cutting the bittering hops down to .75 ounces seems to get best results. For flavoring the best reviews have come from 5 tsp dried orange peel and 1.5 tsp crushed coriander, both added with 5 minutes remaining in the boil in a hop bag. Stick with the US-05 yeast or try WLP-029. If you use WLP-029 make sure to give it a full month of fermentation before bottling and a good 2 weeks bottle conditioning to get rid of the sulfur flavor/odor. This is a must have for your summer arsenal and my favorite lawn mower beer... (Posted on 5/28/13)
Great refreshing brew Review by Edward
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Added cherry puree to primary fermentation and cherry extract to bottling bucket. Made a great cherry wheat that just got better with time. Will deffinately brew again. May try raspberry next time. This is a great base for a fruit infused beer. (Posted on 5/7/13)
Great Review by Ron
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it was very simple and enjoyable. Now I wait for the finished product. (Posted on 5/1/13)
Successful First Home Brew Review by Ryan
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This was my first batch of home brew and I couldn't be happier. This American Wheat beer is fairly simple to brew, the fermentation period is short and it's a real crowd-pleaser. I've had nothing but great reviews from friends and family who have tried it and they were pleasantly surprised and refreshed. It's like Blue Moon without the citrus aroma. I would recommend this beer to anyone, especially someone who is just breaking into the brewing community. I'm hooked! (Posted on 4/30/13)
Surprised me Review by thomas
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I am honestly not a wheat sorta guy but the price is right so I tried it. I normally prefer IPAs but I must say I am very pleased by this beer. I infused 3 orange peels in vodka for about 5 days. I then added it to the beer and let it sit for about 4 days. I should have let it sit for an additional 2-3 days. The beer turned out incredible. I have given it out to a few friends and they have loved it. Very happy and will brew again. I think next I am going to try blueberries. Highly recommend. (Posted on 4/30/13)
Delicious...with some tweaks Review by Maypa
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I know this is supposed to be an American Wheat Beer, but with all the orange zest and coriander suggestions I decided to use a Belgian Yeast instead. I went with the Belgian Ardennes (Wyeast 3522) as opposed to the American Wheat yeast the recipe suggests. Because the recipe kit is so inexpensive compared to others I decided to make a few tweaks. They are as follows... I did a pre-boil with 1 lb of Crystal 45 and 1 lb Malted Wheat for my specialty grains. I also added 1 lb Wheat DME in addition to the provided 6 lb Wheat Malt Syrup once the boil started. The DME gave me a couple more points on my Original Gravity. I followed the boil instructions but added 2 zested oranges (used a cheese grater) and 1 oz crushed coriander (crushed in ziplock bag with a spoon) in a mesh hop bag at the end of the boil. I think the Belgian Yeast not only contributed to the overall flavor, but it helped with the attenuation. I ended at 1.006 by just shaking the carboy when I added the yeast (no straight O2 added). I know this is a long review, but I had such a fun time making this beer and it turned out so well, that I felt the need to share some pointers, as I appreciated all the suggestions others had made. (Posted on 4/6/13)
BOOM GOES THE DYMAMITE Review by matt
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This was my first home brew after a 12 year hiatus, and I have to say this is a great beer for as simple as it is to brew. Definitely some descent amount of bitterness, which I like. I am a fan of the pale wheat style but I will never buy another one after trying this one. I did change it a bit by dry hopping for 4 days in a secondary with Centennial hops. Very happy indeed! (Posted on 4/6/13)
Orange/coriander twist that is way better than commercial brews! Review by David
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Holy goodness! I did a partial boil and halved the bittering hops per recommendations. I added an ounce of crushed coriander and the zest of three oranges from my backyard tree with three minutes left. A total of 17 days primary then bottled with a package of priming sugar and after a week the taste is phenomenal! A good citrus bite from the coriander that will surely mellow with a pleasant orange undertone. Serve with an orange slice in a frosted glass and this is way better than a Blue Moon! Pours with a nice head and is a beautiful orange color. I will definitely brew again and not change a thing. (Posted on 3/11/13)
Great first homebrew Review by Bruce
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This was my first home brew and I really enjoyed how it turned out. As already mentioned, the color is darker than the picture portrays (it looks more in the range of an Irish Red). The aroma is surprisingly strong with sweet tones. Once you open it, people can smell it across the room.... in a good way. The beer is balanced and drinks easily with a slightly hoppy bitter ending. Great beer after you just worked in the yard. This was a 4.5 star for me based on what was expected. (Posted on 2/22/13)
Awesome First Brew Review by Tim
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As people said previously, a lot darker than the picture but a great beer. Everyone loves it! (Posted on 2/3/13)
Easy Drinkability Review by Fabian
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This is a really good beer, especially for a first brew. Any "light" beer drinker would have no problem enjoying this one. Will brew again but will cut the bittering hops a bit as well as possibly adding some blueberry flavoring and try to boost the alcohol content a little. (Posted on 1/24/13)
Color? Review by John
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I brewed this beer kit and it was really easy and tasty but due to the color of the liquid malt it looked nothing like the beer in the picture. Does NB have a malt that will make it a golden color? (Posted on 1/23/13)
Add Fruit! Review by Scot
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I brewed this for a wedding. It was the bride's beer. She likes blue moon, so I added the peel of 5 oranges, and 1oz crushed corriander seed. 2 weeks primary and it tasted perfect, so I bottled it. It was a burnt orange color with orange peel in the flavor and aroma. Head retention wasn't great, but the flavor was so good no one seemed to care. I will brew this again with different fruit accents. Maybe pomegranate or raspberry. It's a great, balanced recipe to add your own twist without fear of conflicted flavors. (Posted on 1/15/13)
Great First Brew Review by Bobcat
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This was the first beer I brewed, and followed the recipe exactly. It was a bit darker than the picture, but it didn't matter. This beer was delicious! I loved it and will diffinetly order it again. My roommate took some of it to his office Christmas party and every person who tried it loved it too. I haven't had anyone yet not like it.

Northern Brewer has been very helpful with all the questions I had during the brewing process and I will continue to use them for all my brewing needs. (Posted on 1/10/13)
Too Hoppy for Wheat Review by Richard
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I understand that it's difficult to make a decent wheat beer with extract, but thought I'd try this anyway. I'd recently become very fond of Ommegang, Hoegarden, and Weihenstephaner, and wanted to try my hand at a wheat. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a bad beer - but I believe the 60 minute hops overpower what should be a more light and subtle wheat flavor. This tastes much more like a typical British bitter, or a light pale ale. If I tried it again, I'd halve the time or amount of bittering hops, and maybe add coriander & orange zest to make it more true to form. (Posted on 12/29/12)
better than expected!!! Review by shawn
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popped my home brew cherry with this kit! used the dry yeast and it was fermenting away in 36 hrs. was done fermenting after a week but i let it sit for another week anyway. bottled with a abv of 4.8%. just cracked open the first bottle to test after a week of conditioning and its great! not what i expected from what others have called boring. color is darker than the pic. the flavor starts with citrus and finishes very hoppy. its almost like an IPA, which is good because i like IPA. maybe i did something wrong but it turned out so right! (Posted on 12/23/12)
Great for adding flavors Review by Bryan
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This was my 3rd homebrew and without a doubt my best yet. I cut my bittering hopps in half as i didnt want any bitterness in this beer and i added 1lb of wheat dme and 2oz of blueberry flavoring and i couldnt be happier with the result. Beer came out at about 5.6% and the blueberry flavor is perfect not overpowering at all. Everyone who has tried it has loved it. We blew through 2 cases so fast it is going to have to be my 4th homebrew as well....ordering now then to caribou slobber. (Posted on 11/8/12)
First homebrew Review by Michael
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This was my first homebrew. I tweaked it a little though. I added 3 gal of orange honey blossom at 15 min, zested two oranges and added at 0 min. This gave the beer a real dark orange color. Primary for 2.5 weeks and kegged instead of bottling. It tasted great and I will definitely make this again. Very easy, very tasty, and very fun. (Posted on 10/14/12)
Nice light flavor Review by Terry
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This is a great beer. Nice light flavor and drinkable all day. (Posted on 9/24/12)
Great with Raspberries! Review by Scott
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Like others, I wanted to up the interest of the wheat. I bought two pints of raspberries and added them to the secondary (be ready: they turn white!). 1 week primary. 1 week secondary. 2 weeks bottles. When opened, the raspberry taste was strong! Within 2-3 days though it really mellowed out and is now a nice essence of raspberry but not overpowering. Nice low abv% beer, perfect for saying goodbye to summer. Next up: Smashing Pumpkin extract kit from NB. (Posted on 8/25/12)
yum Review by luke
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first home brew. followed instructions. turned out great. (Posted on 8/24/12)
1st brew Review by BaileyCt
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This was a great beer to start with. It was easy. The brewing went smooth and it turned out delicious. (Posted on 8/15/12)
a simple beer Review by jimmyjames
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Second homebrew ever. Brewed this one a week after the Dead Ringer (so the wife who doesn't like hoppy beers could enjoy my new hobby), and it was ready before the Dead Ringer. Two weeks primary, no secondary, suggested WYeast smack-pack, fermented at ~72 degrees. Bottled with 5 oz packaged NB priming (corn) sugar.

One week after bottling and this beer was drinkable. Nothing special - this is just POB (plain ol' beer). The wife and other MillerLite drinkers love it. It's nicely carbed and refreshing. I don't get any hop flavors really, maybe they'll come out with more aging, but more likely there won't be any left by then.

There is nothing in the flavor profile to offend, or for that matter, really impress. Next time I might add some orange peel and coriander to the boil to get some additional flavor dimensions, but regardless, this is a clean-tasting and easy brew.

Highly recommended for those looking for a simple brew that's ready fast (3 weeks from boil to bottle opening), or for those looking to brew something simple for those non-big-beer-loving friends and family. Also provides a simple canvas for which to experiment with. (Posted on 8/2/12)
Put your own spin on it. Review by Wes
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I wanted to brew something light and drinkable for the summer and this seemed to fit the bill. However the recipe seemed a bit too plain. Luckily I happened to have: 1/2 a pound of Belgian biscuit malt, 1/2 a pound of 20L caramel malt, and 2 oz. of blackberry extract lying around. I steeped the grains before the boil and added the extract during the last week of fermentation. What I ended up with tastes exactly like Long Trail Blackberry Wheat. Everyone loves this stuff and I couldn't bee happier with the purchase. (Posted on 7/31/12)
Great first beer Review by Corn Lick Beaver Cow
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This is mine and my roommates first brew ever. We added some orange to it. Turned out awesome.
All of our friends only drink Miller Lite, they hate all other beers. We had to pretty much force them to try our beer. They all loved it and are now talking about getting into brewing themselves. (Posted on 7/25/12)
Great Beer!! Review by Brent
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The first beer I ever made, and one I will do again! Everybody that has had one really likes it. If your a wheat beer fan you'll like this!!! (Posted on 6/29/12)
looks beautiful, taste great Review by Jabird212
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This was my first official brew on my own, I assisted my Brother with a kit or two. But for my first kit it came out clean, making my brother, a homebrewer of 3 years, impressed and jealous.
This beer has a sweet taste, with a slight hop after taste. It is easy to make, and delicious.
(Posted on 6/27/12)
My first brewed bottle of beer tastes great! Review by Rob
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I just opened my first brewed bottle of beer and poured it into a frosty glass. First thing is it is carbonated and poured very nicely into the glass with a nice head on top of the beer! I then took that first sip and was amazed that it tasted so good! It tasted just like the description as stated above! I am very excited about this and have to thank you for having a great Deluxe Starter Kit and directions to go along with the beer kit. I am already brewing my next batch; “Chinook IPA Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains”. I have to say I am now hooked on brewing beer! Thanks so much. Time to look for the next kit I want to try. (Posted on 6/16/12)
Great price for great beer! Review by Steve
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I brewed this up about three weeks ago. Two weeks in primary, one week in the bottle and it tastes great! I'm sure it will just get better. This was my first home brew experience, great directions!. I purchased the deluxe starter kit. Ive already got my second batch in the primary and another one of these kits in the mail. (Posted on 6/13/12)
First Glass- So far so good Review by Chris
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So I just had my first glass on my first ever home brew. I mostly bought this because it was very affordable but the taste blew me away. Great beer. (Posted on 6/13/12)
Very nice summer refresher Review by Marc
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Brewed this one and maybe just used to doing Hefeweizens but this doesn't seem like a wheat beer. I'm not complaining, it is a great thirst quencher on a hot day and the tart & hoppy finish is nice, just not what i expected. (Posted on 6/9/12)
modified with lemon peel and ginger Review by Aaron
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we added an ounce of ginger and 1.5 oz of lemon peel onto the boil, about 5 minutes before it was done. When transferring to a secondary, we added another ounce of fresh grated ginger to the wort. This beer came out very good! Very gingery but the lemon was barely there. It paired excellently with Asian food and I would love to do this kit again in the future without any additions. (Posted on 6/1/12)
Best starter beer Review by Bri-Ski
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Brewed this for my first batch and it was a big hit. Very simple brew. Kegged in just over 2 weeks. I have to say that it came out much darker than the picture, which was a pleasant suprise. It looks like an IPA. I will be getting this one again. (Posted on 5/22/12)
Success! Review by Zamp
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This was extremely easy, and very tasty. I had a couple of people tell me it was better than some of the beers they would buy at the store.
I bottled half of it, and added coffee to the other half before I bottled it. I did a cold express with french roast coffee. This also turned out fantastic! I used enough coffee so there was just a subtle difference.
This is a beer I will make again, especially when the warmer months are approaching. Great beer on a hot day. (Posted on 5/19/12)
Even my wife likes it Review by Con Man
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Very pleased with outcome. It's light and refreshing. While it's maybe slightly hoppier than the run of the mill commercial wheat's out there, it's not too hoppy by any means. My wife really likes it, and that's saying something as wheat beers go, because they're not her first preference as beer styles go. (Posted on 5/18/12)
Used for a raspberry wheat Review by ksguy
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I ordered this as my second brew. I knew when I ordered it I was going to make a raspberry wheat. The kit itself was great.

I added 2 pounds of raspberries to this beer. The recommendation is 1/2 pound per 5 gallons - I went slightly under that as I did not want a "fruity" beer - I wanted a nice fruit aroma to complement the hop aroma, and to add a slight twist to a classic. I got lucky and the raspberries I picked up were probably the sweetest ones I've ever tasted. I mashed them up with a potato masher and pasteurized on the stove top, then dumped them into the bottom of the secondary and racked onto them. I let it sit 10 days with the raspberries before moving to the bottling bucket and bottling.

The result is amazing and not at all a "fruity" beer. The beer has a nice slight burgundy hue to it, wonderful aroma, with the perfect hint of raspberry to complement this beer. This is a real crowd-pleaser and has a permanent spot on my "re-brew" list. (Posted on 5/7/12)
Great Drinkability Review by Greg
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Just put my first batch in a corny keg and in my kezzer.
The descriptor at purchase fits this beer well.
Going to have to make this one of my regulars to have on hand. (Posted on 5/5/12)
I enjoyed it! Review by John L
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For the price this is a nice beer and it was very simple to make. Yes, it is a bit darker than the picture, but it is a good "value" beer. I am still enjoying it while my Chinook Pale Ale carbonates. (Posted on 5/3/12)
Quick, Easy, and Delicious Review by Dirty Mexican
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This was a quick down and dirty brew! Easy and fun to do, plus if you want to experament with beer this is the kit to do it with! I did the Lemon/Ginger variation and it turned out like Bud Light Lime, Not a bad Taco eating beer! I will be doing this "Juan" again! (Posted on 5/3/12)
Misrepresented, but still great. Review by David
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Was given this kit with my deluxe brewing kit for Christmas. It's a very easy kit to follow, not to daunting for the first timer. It took three weeks of bottle conditioning, not two. It's also darker in color than the representation here on the site. The taste is great, fruity and hoppy with a clean finish. Can't wait to try my next batch!! (Posted on 4/29/12)
wheat beer fanatic Review by James
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This was my first extract brew...followed the recipe exactly as written and for the recommended amount of time. Similar to other reviews, the final product came out quite a bit darker than what's portrayed on the website. It wasn't very wheaty tasting. I'm thinking the variations of early spring temperatures may have affected the fermentation time. I should have tested a few more samples with the hydrometer I guess. There was very little after taste if any whatsoever. All in all it was a good experience and the taste was alright...I learned a lot for my next brew which surely will turn out better. (Posted on 4/23/12)
so many options Review by BD
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This was the second NB kit I purchased of the ten I purchased over a two month period. I added approxiamately a pound of honey in last 30 minutes of boil. Add a slice of lemon and its a hot. Wife loves raspberry wheat beer so next batch we added 2.5 poinds of frozen raspberries and 1 oz of raspberry extract. She loves it. I have alot of other ideas to try with this kit, but already been told by the boss, to keep raspberry coming. (Posted on 4/14/12)
Kicks blue moon's {rear} Review by Jeremy
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This was my first one to brew after receiving my brewing kit and supplies for Christmas. It was a great all-around beer. Im not typically a fan milder beers but this was well balanced and enough hops to make it more quaffable. Now I'm waiting on my Black IPA... only 1 week in the bottle and I'm feeling very impatient! (Posted on 4/1/12)
Excellent, as modified Review by AP
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Like many, I modified my recipe and it came out quite good. Added 3.3 lbs. pale malt extract and substituted amarillo hops for the Wilamette that came with the kit. During boil, I did 1 oz. amarillo for 60 min. then another 1 oz. for 40 min. Added the Cascade at the end per the instructions. 1wk. primary, 2 wks secondary with 2 oz. amarillo leaf hops.

With the modifications, it came out great - much like a three floyd's gumballhead though darker and slightly sweeter. Can't complain about that result but, again, take it for what it's worth given how many changes were made. (Posted on 3/29/12)
Great beer Review by David
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Second time brewing this and its my favorite kit. Added 3 pounds of raspberries and a pound of honey to it and its pretty decent. You can taste a little tartness from the berries at only 10 days in the bottle. It does seem like its missing something like maybe some specialty grains in the mix to balance out the fruit taste. This is a really good kit to experiment with for the money. (Posted on 3/28/12)
Looks Good So Far... Review by MBH
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I tweaked the recipe a bit and used about a pound total of Caravienne, Carapils, and 2 Row Malt for steeping grains and two total ounces of Amarillo hops. It sat in primary for two weeks and now I have it in secondary. Everything looks great and I can't wait to bottle it - I'm sure it will be great. (Posted on 3/27/12)
Yummy Review by Zachary
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I have ordered and brewed this beer twice so far and it has been GREAT. Very easy to brew and ends up with great flavor and is extremely refreshing. My order was received promptly and was complete upon arrival. A great experience with Northern Brewer as usual. (Posted on 3/10/12)
GOOD BEER Review by Bradley
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This is my 3rd extract batch that i have brewed and is by far the best. I did 3 weeks primary and bottled for 2 weeks and it turned out darker than the picture so maybe next time i will do a late extract addition. The beer almost tastes like a pale ale (close to sierra nevada). The beer is alot more hoppier than i thought it would be for a wheat. This beer is great and will be making it again very soon. (Posted on 3/10/12)
Great first brew. Review by Dave
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As many other I got this as my first attempt into home brewing. 2 weeks primary, 2 weeks bottle, then moved to the fridge. We tried them that night because we were impatient and ended up drinking a whole case. Even my experienced homebrew buds think this beer is a hit. Good clean easy drink, will reorder. (Posted on 2/26/12)
Hoppy, clean finish Review by HoppyHarry
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My sister in law got me the startup kit with the American Wheat recipe kit. I followed the directions and in exactly two weeks this beer was carbonated perfectly and absolutely awesome. I ordered the Irish Red to have ready for St . Patty's day up here in Boston. I can only hope it comes out as good as this did!! (Posted on 2/1/12)
It needs something Review by Boomn4x4
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Its very light, very refreshing, and for the price, you really can't go wrong. I tend to prefer hoppier IPA's, but have a local brew pub that serves an American Wheat. This brew simply doesn't have the body and aroma I'm accustomed to at the brew pub. I've read a lot of the reviews, and have to agree with the many that have advised adding other flavors to this beer. Another thing to note, the instructions have it bottle resting for 2 weeks... that's not nearly enough. I'm 3 weeks into this batch, and I'm just starting to get a flavor that I would consider "finished"... I'd imagine it will be at least another week or two before it reaches its peak. (Posted on 1/26/12)
excellent with safbrew WB-06 Review by township
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i brewed this with WB-06 turned out excellent!! the airlock started bubbling within 2-3 hours! racked to secondary after a week. in my last two batches i added 1 lb of crushed rahr white wheat malt steeped at 165-155 degrees for 45 minutes. then pulled out the grain bag. added the extract and brewed by the instructions after that. nb definately has better and fresher ingredients than any other supplier i've dealt with. that makes all the difference in this easy and amazing brew. (Posted on 1/18/12)
Easy Review by William
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Needed a quick beer for a lot of people who usually only drink American Light Beers and just didn't have the time for an all grain brew and don't like fuller beers. Substituted Hallertau for the hops to give a more flowery aroma for these people. Turned out great and was a big hit......with many of the drinkers now exploring other beers. With Cascade hops will very closely approximate Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat. The instructions called for a partial boil which could easily lead to a darker beer as more of the sugars are carmelized...can also give more of a carmel flavor. If possible use a full boil to keep the color light and the carmel taste down. Will be experimenting with Blueberries this spring to attempt to make a Wachusett clone.
Now one of my staples when time is a factor. Didn't realize that such a good beer could be made from extracts. (Posted on 1/14/12)
A Crowd-Pleasing Delight Review by Burnsie
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I brewed this beer to share with friends on warm summer nights. This beer was excellent: wheaty, mild, bubbly, and pleasing to drink in large quantities. It was my go-to brew for evening barbeques, or to serve friends who do not share my love of porters and IPAs. Many of my friends remember this kit as their favorite homebrew. (Posted on 1/2/12)
Excellent body and flavor Review by Tracy
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As a new brewer I bought this kit to expand my knowledge base and mostly decided based on price. My results where excellent and I am very pleased with the result. Mine turned out a bit darker than other wheat beers I have had but the taste is full and hoppy with a nice combination of bitter and aroma. The body and head retention are typical for a wheat. I will brew this again. (Posted on 12/16/11)
A LITTLE TROUBLE, BUT IMPRESSED Review by ChefBrewer
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I did the standard 1 week primary, 1 week secondary, and 2 weeks in the bottle. I also added peels from 2 Valencia oranges, and when I opened my first bottle it was flat and tasted Very citrusy. I left it for 1 more week in the bottle near the basement heater and the orange died down a little and it was mildly carbonated (still a little low for my taste) I used 5/8 cup of table sugar like I always do. But I do enjoy the flavor of this wheat and will brew it for summer enjoyment! (Posted on 12/12/11)
Great kit, as is or with extras! Review by Otis
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The first kit (this one) that I bought I made straight up, just to get a "base line". Prudy durn good as is! Didn't last long..
This time I added a pound of extra dark DME, and steeped 4oz Crystal Grains @155f for 20 min (leftover from another batch) and upped the final volume to 6 Gal. + 2 pk Munich Ale Yeast.
2 weeks Fermentation, and @ 2 weeks in the bottle, it's great! Mildly hoped with a clean finish, med dark amber color. Really hard to beat this kit! (Posted on 12/10/11)
Amazing homebrew Review by Austinrip
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I was given a bottle of this by the brewers mother-in-law and was amazed at the balanced clean flavor. When I called the brewer I was amazed to find out this was a kit. I haven't home brewed for 4 years because I was a purist and insisted on doing all grain, and couldn't commit the time, but using this kit as a base, I may get back into it. (Posted on 11/15/11)
Great Kit, Easy to Drink, Beckons Creativity Review by Bayou Brew Boy
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I've been brewing extract kits for about 3 years now and I've more or less been by the book with the kit instructions. When I tasted this beer for the first time, I realized that it was missing something. Sure it was great tasting and easy to drink but it left me with the feeling that I hadn't given it a soul. I plan on brewing this again in mid-spring with some sort of fruit variation. I'm pretty sure this is going to open up a new level of brewing experience for me. (Posted on 11/15/11)
Great beer for non beer snobs Review by meat803
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Amazing clarity and crispness that would appeal to any typical bud/miller drinker and beer snob alike. Of all of the beers I have brewed, I would serve this beer first to someone that is new to homebrew. Does NOT taste like a hefe, but like an american ale. Clean and crisp. Being one of the cheapest kits, you cant go wrong. (Posted on 10/31/11)
Very light a tastey Review by Heeler
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A light summer time ale. Nothing fancy but its not intended to be. Easy drinker -- I say givera try but dont expect a big beer and you wont be disapointed.




(Posted on 10/24/11)
Raspberry! Review by Bigten
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I added 3 pounds of frozen raspberries to the secondary fermenter. This was a problem, as it was too much for my secondary to handle as the extra sugar from the raspberries made the hungry yeast blow out my airlock. I thought the batch was toast. However, it settled down and I bottled it. I swore never to do that again, as it was a real mess overall. However, the batch turned out marvelous! Friends keep on asking me when I'll have my raspberry wheat available. Although I vowed never to do it again, I've promised too many people. Come April I will do it again! (Plus I want it. It was delicious!) (Posted on 10/17/11)
very good.. will certianly brew again Review by Joe
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I brewed this one, and switched the Cascade 15min hops out with some Yakima Magnum hops instead.. and I was hoping for a dry hoppy beer.. with the stronger hops. well it does have a bit more hop floralness, maby next time I will add all 3 hops in. I love it.. it reminds me alot of a shotgun betty wheat beer. yumm!

give it about 5 weeks after bottling and it will dry out and become really good. (Posted on 9/25/11)
Great beer, added lemon and ginger Review by D.J.
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I used this as the base of a lemon-ginger Hefe. I added the zest of one lemon and about an ounce of grated fresh ginger about 5 minutes before flameout. I then used the White Labs American Hefeweizen yeast. 1 week in primary. When I racked to the secondary, I added the zest of another lemon and another ounce of fresh grated ginger. One more week in the secondary before I bottled. I couldn't wait and tried one after about a week in the bottle and it was awesome! The ginger and lemon flavors were definitely present, but not overpowering. I imagine that it will only get better as it sits a bit longer. Will definitely brew again! (Posted on 8/26/11)
Good base....be creative with it. Review by murphedout
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I only buy and brew IPA's typically. However, I was visiting my father for a vacation this summer and the man actually detests hoppy beers which is unforgivable but I let it slide, since he is my old man after all. Anyway, I made this beer for him thinking it would satisfy the Miller Lite crowd (sigh). I was actually in for a shock myself after opening the first one...it is quite good. On day one, we probably put a case of this down on the beach in an hour, everyone loved it. Since then, I have made it again and bought some extra Citra hops, dry hopped it for a week with these, and it made even the hop crowd enjoy this beer. Highly recommend it for new brewers or for the season veteran to add their own twist to it. (Posted on 8/12/11)
Easy kit. Great taste. Review by Woody
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This was my first batch ever. I followed the instructions that came with the kit. Two weeks in primary, then two weeks in the bottle. I was very pleased with how it turned out and will be ordering it again. I'm going to serve it at a party this weekend and in sure it'll be a hit. (Posted on 8/6/11)
Just OK Review by Memnuts
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I have to admit this was my second batch of bear I have ever made. I am not a hop head I love my sour and wheat beers. I kinda felt this beer was darker than I had anticipated and the taste was not what I had expected as a wheat beer. I am going to try it again with more experience under my belt and provide a follow up review. (Posted on 8/3/11)
Surprisingly tasty Review by John
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My eighth brew and the first non-stout. One of the best light beers I've ever had. Added the bitter orange and corriander, which gives it a Corona-like flavor, only better. (Posted on 7/28/11)
Very Excellent Kit When Fermented With Berries! Review by Gunk
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Unfortunately I never had the chance to enjoy the native flavor of the beer because I decided to add 3lbs of thawed organic raspberries to the secondary fermentation. As typical hop junkie I wanted to try something different that my girlfriend and family could enjoy.

I basically followed the kit for the wort portion but during the secondary fermentation (1.5 weeks primary) I added 3lbs of raspberries for two weeks.

As a novice to home brewing I was a little paranoid when the raspberries turned white after a week and floated to the top. That is perfectly fine as I later learned that was the yeast doing it's magic. When bottling I filtered the brew through the grain sock which was very helpful removing some the the raspberry pulp.

After two weeks of bottle conditioning it came out to be a very crisp refreshing summer beer that reminded me of a "fuller-bodied" UFO Raspberry Wheat.

I also recommend adding raspberries too the bottom of the glass before pouring for additional berry goodness!

Next time I will add 1lb of Wheat DME and try 3lbs Blackberries! (Posted on 7/25/11)
As Everyone Has Said, Crowd Pleaser Review by Daniel
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I've brewed this one three times and have not had a single person indicate that they don't like it. It's very simple to make, so it's a great learner starter kit. You can also make it your own by adding other stuff like fruit. I added 4 oz of fresh squeezed orange juice to the boil with7 minutes left, which added a lot of flavor. (Posted on 7/24/11)
Not quite right Review by KroMac
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I followed the instructions to a "T", as I have on many batches of other kinds of beer before. For some reason my beer is quite dark, as it is more akin to an amber or IPA color. Also, even though everyone else says it's delicious, I definitely feel it's too sweet. It has an up-front sugary sweetness and molasses flavor that at least one of the other reviewers also experienced. I would probably only add 4.5 lbs of wheat LME (instead of the 6) next time. Otherwise it's drinkable, the hops in it are fine. (Posted on 7/22/11)
Nice and easy Review by KyShorts
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Good flavor, nice and easy batch for first time brewers. Still learning because it came out a little too light but I'll keep trying! (Posted on 7/21/11)
solid Review by Bongo
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After six weeks bottle conditioning its finally hit its peak. Followed the recipe exactly and got a good beer. wound up 3.9% abv, great summer session beer. (Posted on 7/20/11)
to dark to hoppy Review by beerman
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fi rst timer beer turned to dark and hoppy went by instructions but came out wroung (Posted on 7/19/11)
1st Wheat I actually like! Review by AGRAY
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I have never liked commercial wheats,... I brewed this for a friends summer pig roast - a 10 gallon batch. 12 days in the primary and I kegged 5 gallons, force carb,... wow! this is a light drinkable summer wheat. Easy to brew! the 2nd 5 gal went to a secondary with lemon zest and grated ginger! This will be the pig roast beer in a few weeks! I never thought I would look forward to tasting a wheat beer! (Posted on 7/19/11)
simple and affordable Review by Brian
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i have made three of these kits this summer. i add the lme at 20min in and only use 1/2 the cascade hops.i put 2lbs of strawberries in the secondary on the first batch. it was good. on the second batch i squeezed 6 lemmon into the priming solution, and the hung them in a grain bag in the bottling bucket. these were very strong lemmon at first, but after 6wks in the bottle they are awesome. i bottled these straight from the primary after 2wks. the 3rd batch is still in the secondary. i was trying to do a baseline on the original recipe, but i decided to go with the lemmons again. you can't beat this kit for affordability and expeirmenting i have harvested the yeast for the second and third batches and it has worked great. (Posted on 7/10/11)
excellent all-rounder Review by man made brewery
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we bought this one as an afterthought to some heavy duty porters and stouts as something to give the budweiser fans when they came over. turns out, it's every bit as satisfying as any other NB kit we've done! we did ten days in the primary and ten in the secondary. after two weeks in the bottle, the cap popped and we had a crisp, well rounded summer brew. it has a light feel and isn;t overly hoppy, but it is far from boring! what's left of the batch is two months old in the bottle and the beer is crystal clear. definitely a reorder. (Posted on 6/26/11)
Great Beer Review by Brewmiser
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This was a great ez beer to make. I did add 1 lb of Honey to my wort & added orange peel to my secondary. Turned out great! will make again... (Posted on 6/24/11)
Honey alteration Review by Mike
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I've made this beer several times and it always turns out well. I tend to add adjuncts or more more though because it's pretty low in alcohol. The last time, I put in 24 oz of clover honey from Kroger and the beer turned out incredible. It might be the best I've ever made. I just added it at the start of boil, so the honey flavor is pretty light. (Posted on 6/20/11)
SWEEEET! Review by CO Defender
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Only mod I made to my first iteration of this kit was the addition of a half pound of Belgian Blond Candi Sugar 15 mike prior to the end of the boil...primary for 10 days, no secondary used (it's a wheat beer, right?), and after 3 weeks bottle conditioning, it took me, alone only about 3 weeks to dust off the last 12oz bottle...this kit is pure bang for the buck, the ultimate lawnmower beer...low alcohol, moderate hop rate, and a nice, chewy mouthfeel (I don't brew without the Candi), just simple, refreshing, and too easy to foul up! Thanks NB! I'm doing my second batch this weekend, although I'm adding a half pound of honey along with the Candi...I anticipate equally outstanding results... (Posted on 6/18/11)
Good product, but would recommend a change in the boil Review by dz80
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I just finished a batch and tried a few bottles. I have a small brewpot so I did a partial boil (3 gallons with 2g water added to the fermenter) with all of the extract as the instructions indicate. The color ended up much darker than I had hoped and I think my hop utilization suffered from the high gravity boil. The result was overly malty with too much molasses flavor.

If I do this kit again I will still do a partial boil, but with a late addition of maybe half the extract. There are good instructions for late extract additions in Palmer's How to Brew and on the forums.

Again, the product from Northern Brewer was great, just a recommendation on process based on my experience. (Posted on 6/17/11)
Add apricott !! Review by suds
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I added the last hop addition at flame out and transfered it into prymary. (Dry hopped into prymary). After secoundary I keged it and was overly grassy tasting (nasty) so I added apricott flavoring (1 whole bottle). Best I have ever made. Made kit 5 or so times everything always a little different. Liked it plain and with honey. Always a favorite. But man everyone loves the apricott and dry hop!!!!! (Posted on 6/2/11)
Delicious and refreashing! Review by Snotty
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Great fast brew that is super refreashing. Add a slice of lime to make the beer taste better with every sip. Great for grilling or after a nice hike. (Posted on 5/25/11)
Easy, cheap, great Review by Jake
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Simple to make, 2 weeks in primary, 2 weeks in bottle. Tastes great after 4 weeks, enough said. (Posted on 5/24/11)
Wonderful Review by Paul T
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I added watermelon extract to this at bottling time, and after 3 weeks in the bottle, it is a heavenly drink! I'll definitely order this on again. (Posted on 5/23/11)
Wow, it gets even better after a few more weeks! Review by nymtber
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I wanted to update my prior review. I have had this beer in the bottle for almost 5 weeks now, and it keeps getting better every week! It is not at all bitter now, and is just a refreshing, delicious and fresh beer for the warmer weather! I will very soon be ordering my second American Wheat kit to keep my fridge, as well as my dads and brothers' stocked!

Buy this kit if you like an Americanized wheat beer. Heck, buy it if you don't you might still like it! (Posted on 5/20/11)
Great beer for a starter Review by Dashlegend
This was my first extract kit. Very impressed. Easy and great tasting!!! (Posted on 5/19/11)
Pretty good, especially for the price Review by jifigz
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Okay, I usually drink a much more flavorful and in your face beer than what this produces. This beer has a nice mouthfeel, as I can almost feel the wheat in my mouth, and the hop additions are perfect. It is good for a macro drinker as well as for someone who likes a little more spice in their brew. It is extremely easy to drink and is a nice change from the heavier more intense brews I am used to, and at the price of only $16.99 to begin with, this beer is a great value to doctor up a little of your own accord. (Posted on 5/15/11)
Good beginnings Review by jamuno
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This was my first batch ever. I followed the instructions to a tee. Primary was a little over a week and then it went into a keg for a little less that 2 weeks. It was pretty good - a good light, summer beer - right out of the gate. But after another week, it developed more body/complexity and was simply fantastic. It's gone now, but I've started a second batch. I added a lttle more of the wheat extract to see if I will get more body right off the bat. I may experiment with citra hops for my 3rd batch. (Posted on 5/3/11)
Great brew for a great price! Review by nymtber
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This was my first brew ever. 2 weeks primary, and only over one week in bottle so far, I had to chill one for a day and a half and try my first homebrew! Carbonation was decent, but will get better as I have only had it in the bottle for a week and a half. Taste was very good, more than I EVER expected from my first homebrew. I will make this again, next time with honey and orange zest.

It is a little bit bitter, I might try .75oz of the bittering hop next time, and maybe the flavor will mellow out with more time in the bottle. I drank this first bottle a bit on the green side, but I enjoyed it very much. Definitely try this beer, it is everything NB says it is! :) (Posted on 4/28/11)
Good kit at a great price! Review by Jeff
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I was looking for an inexpensive, easy to make, go-to summer beer, and this is it! It's excellent ice cold. I added an oz. of Simcoe hops at 5 minutes left in the boil to add a bit of citrus to the beer, although, I don't know if it had much effect. I gave it 4 stars instead of five only because it's rather unremarkable. It's just a good, easy drinking, beer. No one is going to regale you with complements about how wonderful this beer is, but they are going to drink it! This beer is nearly identical to Peak Organic "Summer Session Ale," although, without the hop aroma. At under .50 cents a beer (with the smack pack), you can't go wrong! (Posted on 4/25/11)
yumm Review by Joe Clark
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my Girl made some of this brew, and i helped her bottle it. well I tried it today a few weeks later.. and it was awesome.. really good light crisp wheat yummyness. (Posted on 4/24/11)
good clean ale Review by bdew
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followed recipe except i added an orange worth of fresh orange peel with the second hop addition. also i added about 2 tbsp of yeast energizer for a little added alcohol content. came out nice and "bready." definitely a great 1st timer beer. tip: try a couple beers after 1 week of conditioning, remember the taste and try at two weeks then at three and so on. you'll notice some very different flavors. (Posted on 4/23/11)
wheat beer is good Review by Pistol Pete Wheat! Go Pokes
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This was my first home brew and it is delicious! I did not alter the recipe at all. I opened a week early in the conditioning stage and have not been able to stop drinking them, its just to good! I think an IPA is on the way for brew number two! (Posted on 4/16/11)
Really great beer to build off of Review by Joe
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bottled 3 weeks ago: week 1 at 65 degrees, 2 and 3 at 55 degrees. Best kit brew I have made to date. Gave a bottle to my father, a hard core wine drinker, and he put down his wine class for the evening and is drinking my beer :)

Added 1 cup clover honey at the last 5 min of boil to add a little extra body and faint after taste sweetness.

On its own, its an "Okay" kit to brew...but buy it and give it some thought and you'll end up making a truly great beer! Cheers! (Posted on 4/15/11)
Awesome Review by Conedogg
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First timer...was scarey at first! Got through it just fine, turn out to be a beer I'd go out and drink at a pub... Can't wait till the next kit (Posted on 4/13/11)
Pretty Good Review by that guy
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This beer is easy to brew and has a very clean taste. It's great for the summer after working in the yard, especially if brewing lagers isn'y your thing. Careful not to boil too long or too hot, because that will darken it up a little bit. Overall, a good beer. (Posted on 4/8/11)
Wow! Review by oddjob
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My first experience brewing beer with a friend. We choose this beer and it turned out wonderful. I will definitely return someday to brew this beer again.

:) (Posted on 4/1/11)
Made A Delicious Base For A Blackberry Wheat! Review by Kevin
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I brewed this last fall and added three pounds of fresh, frozen blackberries to the secondary as others have suggested for adding fresh fruit. Now, I love and enjoy Long Trail Blackbeary wheat, but this came out so much better! My wife was so sad when I my log put out its last glass. She asked if we could take the top off the log and try to siphon any remaining remnants! I have ordered another one of these kits and plan on adding strawberries for a nice summer wheat beer. The best part is that this kit is very cheap! If you harvest your yeast, you can get out of a 5 gallon batch for under $20! Not bad! Drink up fellow friends! Cheers! (Posted on 3/29/11)
I should have listened to a brewing friend Review by OH WELL
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My friend, who has brewed many home brews, warned me that this was to much hop bitterness for this lite of a brew (31 IBUs). He suggested that I cut down on the amount of hops or increase "substantially" the amount of malt to compensate for this much hop usage. I read the reviews posted and ignored his advice. Now I've got 47 bottles of beer that are over hopped and probably undrinkable. It's only been 4 weeks, I try it again in 2 weeks before dumping it. "NO" this is not my first home brew or first time to make beer, I helped my friend on many occasions and none turned out like this. He warned me and I did not listen! (Posted on 3/18/11)
Keep Coming Back Review by G-Bub
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This was one of my first homebrews since it was quick and easy. After 40+ batches I keep coming back to this one and have made this 5 times. It is just really drinkable, nice and hopped, and refreshing. I love it! (Posted on 3/13/11)
Summer wheat in the winter Review by imaboutin
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I brewed this beer for my wife just before Christmas and she loves it! I love it too but must admit she drank most of it. There are two left in the frig so I guess i had better order some more.

I followed the directions in the box and bottled with coopers tabs, the beer came out crisp with a nice head and smooth texture. I recommend this to all. It is light and will be a perfect brew for the spring. (Posted on 3/8/11)
Summer wheat in the winter Review by imaboutin
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I brewed this beer for my wife just before Christmas and she loves it! I love it too but must admit she drank most of it. There are two left in the frig so I guess i had better order some more.

I followed the directions in the box and bottled with coopers tabs, the beer came out crisp with a nice head and smooth texture. I recommend this to all. It is light and will be a perfect brew for the spring. (Posted on 3/8/11)
Very impressed! Review by Kasey N.
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This was my first batch of home-brew ever and I must say it turned out far better than I imagined. I was very pleasantly surprised.

I actually only fermented for about 5 days. Once the air-lock stopped bubbling at day 4 it was all I could do to wait until the next day to bottle.
There were quite a few instances here and there where I wasn't sure if the sani-star had completely dried from, or if pitching the yeast at 80 instead of 78 killed it, or if putting sani-star on the o2 absorbing caps first ruined their effectiveness.
Regardless in 6 days of drooling over my 48 little creations, I broke down and put one in the freezer to expedite cooling and sampling. When I popped the cap later I expected no hiss or noise at all. I was rewarded with I fairly strong hiss. I poured it into a glass and was shocked to see a nice thick head that did not instantly die like i expected. It was quiet a bit darker than the photo but it tasted awesome! I'm sure something I did lent to the darkness of the beer.

I let a few of my buddies try the beer and two of them, independent of the other said it tasted like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Most of us are new to craft beers and home-brewing so take that with a grain of salt.

Really great beer though and i'm hooked to this new hobby.
-Kasey

(Posted on 2/26/11)
Great Review by Eric
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Great kit. Easy to brew. My friends can't believe it's home brew. Will probably make another batch this summer with some orange peel. (Posted on 2/12/11)
Home Brewer Review by HVB
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I took advice from some of the earlier reviews and added 2lbs. of clover honey. I added my honey after the boil and before racking to primary. This beer turned out excellent with a nice color. The added honey got my ABV to 6.8%. The floavor is your standard American Wheat, but with a slightly sweeter note and a slight honey aftertaste. This will definately become one of my favorite beers to brew and share. My only complaint was the carbonation. I used standard priming sugar and was not impressed with the results. Will try Munton's KreamyX next time. (Posted on 1/10/11)
Good reviews from friends and family! Review by Electricstache
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This was my first brew, so not knowing what to expect this beer turned out great! It was a little darker, and had some pale ale characteristics to it, and some family members said I shouldn't call it a wheat. But no one had a bad thing to say about it! I would definitely like to try this kit again! (Posted on 1/7/11)
Wonderful, easy to brew Review by citking
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This was my second homebrew. It went into the primary for two weeks and the secondary for a week (didn't have time to bottle right away) and it turned out perfect! The hop taste is perfect and the fruity aftertaste makes for a delicious finish. I used Munton's KreamyX to prime it. After a week in the bottle it doesn't have a great head but I'm thinking another few days and it'll be better.

If you are brewing your first batch of beer this is a great kit to start with. I'll make this again this summer for sure! (Posted on 12/20/10)
tasty Review by crash
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makes a tasty wheat beer will brew again (Posted on 12/1/10)
Very Nice Review by MR.Mucus
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I just tried the first bottle after a week of conditioning and its already very tasty. I cant wait until next week I'm sure they will just get better. The hop bit is there but also a bit of fruity aftertaste. Mine turned out a bit darker than the picture for some reason but it still tastes awesome. I just went 2 weeks in primary and bottled as I usually don't secondary unless its a big beer or has fruit/dry hopping in the bill. Great job on this one! (Posted on 10/21/10)
Amazing Review by Thomas
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I added vanilla beans to the secondary. It gave a nice enhancement to the maltiness. Good hop balance in this brew. I will definitely make this again. (Posted on 10/19/10)
deliciousness.. Review by fat and happy brewing co
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very very good-carbonation was lacking-technique??WILL FORCE CARBONATE IN KEG SYSTEM-SHOULD HELP THAT--THE LONGER IT WAS BOTTLED,THE MORE THE FLAVOR DEVELOPED--USED THE LIQUID YEAST--GETTING READY TO ORDER AGAIN (Posted on 10/14/10)
wow strawberries Review by cheapsk8
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i love this setup for new people that come over to the house when I entertain. Throw about 6 lbs of frozen strawberries in the secondary wait a few days and you got a beer that people will love and keep asking for more. It is a staple in my house but only if you want to share it with others if not make an I.P.A for yourself to enjoy. (Posted on 9/12/10)
Excellent Review by Erik
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This was an excellent beer. Brewed and added extract. Did half raspberry and half apricot and threw a dried apricot in each bottle. Very easy drinker, and now my wife doesn't complain as much when I'm buying more stuff from NB! (Posted on 9/2/10)
Sour Cherries gave it a great kick Review by Blake
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We brewed this batch up with about 4 cups of boiled and strained sour cherries from the yard. Came out great, only bad part is that it went too fast and I won't have any more cherries until next Spring. Pic and impressions are here: http://www.fatherfolk.com/2010/07/lawn-cherry-1-week-in.html (Posted on 8/25/10)
Very Impressive Review by First Time Fermenter
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This was my first home brew and I was very impressed with the over-all flavor of this beer. I am hooked now, there is no going back to commercial beer! I will definitely buy this kit again, it turned out great. (Posted on 8/15/10)
sweet summer wheat Review by Kevin
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Very clean wheat beer. the kit was pretty plain so i decided to use 3 pounds of Blueberry blossom honey and the zest of 3 lemons. I didnt stop there, i also dry hopped a few grams of black tea in a seperate 1/2 gallon jug (sort of like a half & half ...lemonade/tea wheat beer).

the lemon/honey came out pretty awesome. The "arnold palmer" sweet wheat needs some tweeking, but still a great beer.

Definitely going to get this kit again. (Posted on 8/12/10)
Nice clean tasting beer Review by Brew Man
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I used this recipe to make a Pyramid Apricot clone. If you have tried the Pyramid and you are familiar with commercial dried apricots you know the funky flavor of the preservative they use when drying apricots. This wheat beer with my apricot puree made a GREAT clone which is much better in my opinion, than the Pyramid.

This wheat recipe is a keeper and I gave it a 5.
(Posted on 7/20/10)
Wheat beer convert Review by Bolschvic
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I have never been a fan of wheat beers. This was my third batch and decided to brew it since it was relatively inexpensive. Brewed it and let it ferment for 2 weeks and kegged it. After three days in the keg (1st day at 30 PSI; 2nd day at 20 PSI; 3rd day at 10 PSI), I tried my first wheat home brew...not what I was expecting. It was DELICIOUS. Immediately finished first glass and continued on drinking. This is probably not a heavy wheat beer like I was expecting as it is a bit light. It's got a wheat beer taste, and isn't as strong as the beers I've had in the past. Used the Safale yeast. Have already got another batch fermenting. It'll be a staple beer for the summer. (Posted on 7/14/10)
Excellent Review by Garagebrewer
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Great summer wheat. Everyone loves it. No one would guess it's a home brew! Finished first keg and they wanted to know when I could make more! (Posted on 7/11/10)
Good one...easy drinker Review by Adam
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2nd batch from NB kits. Easy to make. Easy to drink. Not quite as much in suspension as I'm used to, but still true to style. A little darker than what's shown on the site...I fermented slowly at 64F. Great on a hot afternoon. (Posted on 7/8/10)
Good beer Review by Simon
Delicious kit! It's also as easy as it gets. Great as a 'go to' beer for guests and warm evenings.

The yeast is tasty and ferments strongly. I recommend moving the fermented beer to a cool place a couple days before bottling to encourage it to clarify. Great for repitching as well. (Posted on 5/27/10)
Great tasting Review by Brandon
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This was a great tasting beer. This was my 4th home brew, and the first where I added something extra. On the suggestion of other commenters I added 3lbs of Orange Blossom Honey. The fermentation on this was insane.

Two weeks primary. Two weeks secondary. Used Coppers Carb drops.
Two weeks after bottling, it was fantastic. The carbonation isn't quite where I want it yet, but coming up on the third week after bottling, hopefully there will be more carb.
With the honey addition, this one came in at around 7% abv. (Posted on 5/20/10)
Great kit Review by Nick
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This is defiantly a beer to have around all the time. Followed bockenfardts and added 1lb of clover honey. I would highly recommend it. (Posted on 5/14/10)
Excellent Session beer Review by Owen
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This was my first home-brew batch. Everything went well and I transferred to the keg after four weeks. It carbed nicely and had a great head. This was a great summer session beer. As my first beer was a little judgmental but everyone, even non beer drinkers, had seconds or thirds. Very tasty, fresh, flavorful beer. Highly recommended. Will brew this again and possible add some raspberries (Posted on 5/10/10)
Love it, Can't keep my friends out of it Review by Jon
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I've brewed 2 batches of this and neither have lasted more than a week (and that's with 5 other brews on tap). Smooth light flavor with just a slight hop flavor. I'm ordering my 3rd kit and plan to keep this one on tap at all times, if I can! (Posted on 4/28/10)
Good stuff Review by Mike M
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2nd time around for this beer. light body throw in a slice of orange on a hot summer day it will melt you .This fall when I brew it I am throwing in huckelberrys to give it a little kick. (Posted on 4/25/10)
Good basic kit Review by Arron
I bought this kit for my first brewing event with larger equipment (learned with a Mr. Beer). Simple kit with minimal ingredients. I love this beer. It has a very clean flavor and goes down a little too easy. Mine came out darker in color than the picture shown. I just bought it again one month later. (Posted on 3/30/10)
Not bad. Review by Legin
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Personally, it's too light for my liking. My brother on the other hand, (a Budweiser drinker) can't get enough of the stuff. Could be great if modded, as others have mentions. (Posted on 3/22/10)

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