Petite Saison d'Ete Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

SKU: U1940
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This session-strength Saison of summer pours tawny-gold and perfumes the air with tangy yeast and pungent hop aromas. The flavor is lightly earthy with spicy, flowery hops and a grain-and-bread malt character; caramel malt dukes it out with Saaz and Styrian Goldings through the middle before a palate-cleansingly dry finish.

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Smooth Review by Chuck
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I stumbled into brewing this brew. I intended on doing the petite orange but accidentally grabbed this because I was talking to someone. I've been making homebrew for about a year now and this is one of my best kits, not a lot of ingredients but still produces a distinctive taste. There's a peppery taste on the back end which I questioned if I would enjoy but I do very much. My batch yielded a higher ABV then I expected (around 5.5). It's also the lightest brew that I have made. I will be brewing this again because it won't last. (Posted on 3/29/14)
Simple and delicious Review by Alex
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This beer was one of my first 5 brews. Simple to make. I followed the printed recipe while brewing, but let the beer sit for an additional week after bottling. The 5 gallons went quickly... I never found anyone who didn't like the brew. Even my wife, who doesn't like beer, found this Saison to be good! (Posted on 12/30/13)
Great for a first timer.... Review by Jared
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This was my first brew kit ever! I brewed this during the Summer and switched yeasts to the Wyeast Belgian Ardennes strain due to high apartment temperatures (82-89f). I went to Ireland for two weeks the day after I put this in the fermenter, when we came back it had a nice golden brown color to it. Probably my fault by accidentally caramelizing the malt by not stirring the wort during the boil.

Now I'm not sure what the original or final gravity was but I do know that two of these would give you a solid buzz. I tried to let them condition for two weeks but by the end of the first week they were fully carbonated from priming sugar and tasted frigging awesome. This was an all around winner for my friends and family. Everyone loved this one including my fiance who is finicky about which beers she drinks. I will definitely make this again. This batch did not make it three weeks out of the fermenter. (Posted on 11/11/13)
I love this beer! Review by Thomas
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This is my favorite beer I have brewed. This is in fact one of my favorite beers I have ever drunk. Quick and easy to brew, came out surprisingly clear with a great flavor profile. I think it taste somewhat like a mix between a traditional Saison and Leffe. This is the beer I want to drink when I've had a hard day at work and just want to relax. I will be brewing this beer year round. I intend to keep a batch on hand at all times. (Posted on 10/7/13)
Perfect Summer Brew Review by Gage
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My fiancee is addicted to saisons, so we decided to make the Petite Saison d'Ete as our second batch. It was very easy, fermented great with Wyeast 3711, and, most importantly, went down smooth (and fast). We were pretty upset when we cleaned out our stock of the saison so fast, and it didn't help that our family and friends loved it as well. It went over so well that we're planning on brewing a batch for our wedding next summer. Highly recommended, even without any additions! (Posted on 9/27/13)
Very nice, smooth beer Review by JJJ
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Was very well received by everyone. Smooth and enjoyable. (Posted on 9/25/13)
Not just d'Ete Review by mlk
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Wow! A delicious beer for any saison lovers.

I brewed this in late May using Wyeast 3711, drank it with much enjoyment over the summer. Crisp with slightly floral notes, plus that nice spicy Belgian character much in evidence. The "petite" makes it session strength, I'll ignore the d'Ete and make this a year-round saison. (Posted on 9/15/13)
A Good Effort Review by Z_Man
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This was my second batch so I'm still learning. That said, I brewed this for our family's 4th of July get together. These are my pre-session tasting notes - I'll post a follow up after the holiday. Brewed as per the enclosed instructions with the addition of 1lb of wildflower honey at flame-out. Used Wyeast 3711 French Saison yeast and fermented 12 days in the primary (average temp of 69*F - fermentor was in the basement during warm weather so A/C was running) followed by 3 weeks of bottle conditioning at room temperature. Tasting notes as follows:

Poured cloudy gold/light amber color. Modest white/fine head w/ rather low retention and nice lacing on glass. Fruity aroma understated. Primarily floral overtones with spicy undertones. Slight tinge of honey. Crisp taste with alcohol notes. Quite peppery/spicy with nice hop finish. Malty/Fruity flavors seemed to emerge as beer sat and warmed. Fairly thin mouthfeel - Swirling settled yeast into beer made for a more balanced texture.

Overall I like the result but I think it lacks some of the characteristic fruitiness I would have expected - Next time I will try to maintain at a higher fermentation temperature and see if I get a result a little truer to style. (Posted on 7/3/13)
Delicious Review by Chris
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This was my second homebrew I've ever made and it turned out great. This is a perfect summer beer and I will definitely be making this every summer. (Posted on 7/1/13)
Perfect for Summer Review by Ed
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If its warm out, this is beer to drink. Its sessionable, refreshing, and absolutely delicious. The kit is incredibly easy to brew and ready to drink in short order. After two weeks in primary and three days force carbing in the keg, this brew is perfect. (Posted on 6/27/13)

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