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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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)
excellent Review by Tom
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The only thing that I added to this recipe was 1.5 lbs of orange blossom honey at flameout. Otherwise followed the recipe to the letter. What a great tasting beer! It is lite but has a rather complex taste with a great mounding head and is beautiful in the glass! The wife hid half a case from me because she wants to drink it on her Birthday...she has never been protective of a beer before! I just brewed the La Petite Orange. I can't wait to compare the two. Thanks Northern Brewer for a great product. (Posted on 4/26/13)
My third batch Review by Daniel
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I took this recipe and tinkered with it a bit. I added an ounce of German herzbrucker hops at 10 minutes, and a pound of honey at flameout. Everyone who tried the beer really liked it. Even with the extra additions, this remained a very simple, straightforward beer. Very light mouthfeel, and very refreshing. The star of this beer is the French saison yeast, which took the beer all the way down to a FG of 1.001! The yeast also produced a slightly fruity flavor that is very pleasant. If you buy this kit, get the WY3711 yeast. You won't be sorry. I plan on brewing more beers with this yeast as well. (Posted on 4/12/13)
never fails to impress Review by Matt
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I really cannot decide which NB Saison recipe is best. They are all different and all fantastic. I really like the Petite because it's closer to a traditional. Not too high alcohol, not too hoppy. Just right. I add some spices, usually coriander and orange peel, and it is just great. Next go around I may bump the gravity a bit and go with ginger and orange peel and try to do a Hennepin clone. (Posted on 3/6/13)
niiice Review by Michael
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Really like this one, came out just right with a slight banana taste and aroma. Felt a little higher than expected on the ABV scale. I used the dry yeast on this one, next time i will try the liquid. (Posted on 10/27/12)

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