Assaazin: Limited Edition Belgian Pale Ale Recipe Kit

SKU: UB10120

Somewhere in Michigan, there’s a dedicated team of Hop Heads with their sights set on growing the best bines in the Midwest. This limited edition Belgian Pale Ale was designed to deliver the unique qualities of a singular Saaz variety.

Brewers note: The hops in this kit are from a new artisanal hopyard in Michigan called Hop Head Farms. They are as bonkers about hops as we are (maybe even more so). They dry their hops at low temperatures in a traditional German designed Oast which preserves more of the delicate essential oils. The results speak for themselves. Here’s what they have to say about their Saaz, “Extremely unique, you have to smell it side by side to other Saaz to get it. It is incredible.” We’re proud to feature their exceptional Saaz in this limited edition Belgian Pale Ale.

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Assaazin: Limited Edition Belgian Pale Ale Recipe Kit

Details

Assaazin is copper-colored with a rocky white stand of froth and a modest (for Belgium) gravity that makes it engagingly drinkable. In true Belgian style, yeast-derived complexity provides the backdrop for lucid levels of bright malt supported by kettle additions of nothing but premium Michigan-grown Saaz. Lightly fruity with spicy undertones, finishing malty but dry with a hint of toast, and an incredibly unique hop character compliments of the superb small batch Saaz. It’s entirely accessible but packed with intriguing layers of flavor. Watch out because Assaazin will sneak up on you, and it has your taste buds set firmly in the crosshairs. Serve at cellar temp in a your favorite Belgian style goblet and pair with fresh fish, mussels, or sausages and cheese.

Additional Information

Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style Belgian
Beer Style Trappist/Belgian Ale
Color Light
Original Gravity 1048
Total Time to Make 6 weeks

Customer Reviews

Excellent Review by Frank
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This kit had me excited from the day I purchased to the day I tasted the finished product. The quality of the finished product was excellent. Smooth, tasty, excellent carbonation, no after taste, no "home brew oddity" as I like to call it (not that it's a bad thing, but sometimes you want something that is refined). I felt like I was at my local brewery sampling some of their higher end products. I would definitely buy this again and I hope they try to recreate this flavor for another round. (Posted on 4/14/14)
Getting Better Review by Mike
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This is the first extract beer I have done that does not have any extract after taste. The only reason I am giving 4 stars is that it has only been in the bottle 3 weeks. It is very good. I do not like any kind of IPA-like hoppiness, yet this beer has just the right hint of hops at the finish. Very true to the style, it does not disappoint and I will brew it again if it becomes available. (Posted on 3/14/14)
A winner Review by Peter
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I did a full boil of 5 Gallons and made a yeast starter. Fermentation started quickly and went quickly. Primary fermentation was over in 4 days. I put it in the secondary for a week before kegging it. Nice color, holds a nice white head, tastes awesome. You can certainly taste the Belgian heritage. I will brew this one again with regular Saaz if the Michigan variety isn't available -- cheers (Posted on 2/25/14)
10 days in the bottle Review by Mike
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10 days in the bottle and this tastes awesome! Can't wait to try it on my fellow homebrewers who DIDN'T order it in time. Criticisms: The recipe was very near to Patersbier (maybe my favorite brew!), yet quite a bit pricier. Not sure the new brand of hops justifies the price, especially since the packs of hops were about 10% lighter than an ounce of Hop Union hops (not counting wrapping weight.) Too bad it is sold out though, but I think I'll try the recipe with regular Saaz to see if I can tell them apart. May be worth your time if you didn't get to order this satisfying kit! (Posted on 2/14/14)