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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Was disappointed but will try again Review by Stickman
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Given the glowing reviews, I was extremely excited to try this beer. I have two things I wasn't a big fan of with this one (as brewed by me...)

1) No secondary fermentation left a stringy liquified component of sediment that you have to be careful not to pour into the beer. I don't think it affects the taste or quality of the beer, it just kinda grosses me out.

2) The peppery finish isn't great. Its not awful but not what I was expecting.

I've been really into the Saison style in the past 12 months or so and appreciate them whenever I can. I'm somewhat new to brewing so its possible I messed up something but I don't think so - The look is great, the lacing is nice, the head is perfect, the taste minus the finish is good too.

I'm going to get this again and give it another go to see if I missed something but I will definitely move it to a secondary fermenter the next time around. (Posted on 2/8/15)
Great summer brew Review by LWhit
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This is an awesome grass cutter beer or even a late evening refresher. The flavors in the beer are nice. The start and finish contrast enough to make it interesting but not so much to make it a sipping beer. (Posted on 1/31/15)
Excellent saison Review by Eric
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I've done this recipe twice now, it's very good.

This time I added Jalapeños, following dmtaylo2's directions (thanks!!), see forum. It came out excellent and won people's choice in our little saison brewing competition at work (out of 13 beers, w/30 people judging). (Posted on 7/24/14)
Great Beer Review by Aaron
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I made this kit but substituted Danstar Belle Saison for the listed choices. Fermented at 76-78 for two weeks. Bottled one week, and tasted great. Just like you expect from a saison - fruity, a bit funky, incredibly refreshing. I could drink it all day. My friends are big fans of this one. (Posted on 7/7/14)
You Better Get This One! Review by Scott
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I usually like a darker beer like Irish Ales and even IPAs. I wanted to try a lighter beer for the summer season. I read through many of the reviews for Saisons and wandered upon this Petite Saison. It sounded a little dainty for me, but I gave it a shot. WOW!
You have got to get this beer kit. The recipe was a little more difficult than what I'm used to doing. However, I followed the directions to the tee and I was blown away with the outcome.
It was hoppy, but not like an IPA. It has a great head and laces wonderfully. Great carbonation. I don't have any complaint about this beer. I am ordering another one this week to make sure I don't run out of this beer.

Great job, Northern Brewer! (Posted on 6/19/14)
What a delightful surprise Review by Greg
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I bought this kit on a whim looking for a light summer style beer to have ready once the warm weather rolled into Pittsburgh. Well the weather is here and I just poured myself one of these and wow is it fantastic.

I did a 3 gallon boil as my megapot hadn't arrived yet back in April. I did one week primary and then decided, in the interest of clarity for a summer beer, to do a brief secondary. I did a 1 week secondary and then kegged. The beer has been sitting under pressure for a little over two weeks and I had some when it was only under pressure for 3 days and it was ok but after 2+ weeks of conditioning and 85+ degrees here in pittsburgh this one is PERFECT. Buy it now, brew it now, and you'll thank me in July. (Posted on 6/1/14)
Good, and ready soooo quick! Review by Bruce
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I've done a handful of brews now, but I'm still a novice. I have to say, this kit really impressed me. I followed the instructions completely, the only tweak I made was I added a 1/2 pound of clear Belgian candi sugar that I had lying around. as I saw a few people say the ABV was pretty low on this. Mine came out almost exactly on 5% ABV with the candi sugar. 2 weeks in the primary, bottled after that, it was fully carbonated after a week at room temp, didn't taste green or anything. Fully drinkable 3 weeks after brewing. Mine came out tasting a little more witbier-like, very similar taste to Hoegaarden, but with less pronounced floral notes. Pale yellow/beige color, slight haze, few islands of foamy head which hang around, nice carbonation with 4oz of dextrose in a 5 gallon batch.

Overall, this came out seeming like it should've taken a lot more time and effort to make, but it didn't! Great job NB!
(Posted on 5/30/14)
Blue Moon Review by Shemp
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If you like Blue Moon, you'll like this. Very similar. (Posted on 5/22/14)
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)

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