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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delicious, easy, and a great base for tinkering Review by Aaron
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It's astonishing to me that a beer this easy tastes this good. It's also a great base for tinkering.

I added rose hips near the beginning of the boil, rose flowers near the end, and hibiscus flowers near the end of fermentation (based on a Jolly Pumpkin recipe), and it was great. We offer this "Scent of Flowers Saison" at a production put on by a theater company my brew-buddies and I are involved with, and people really seem to like it.

It's a very accessible entry-point into slightly funky, tart beers, which made it perfect to offer to our theater audience. (Posted on 7/30/12)
Sensation! Review by Nate
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If I could give it 4.5 stars, I probably would, but it's a really great beer that deserves 5 over 4. My only issue with this otherwise phenomenal brew is that I wish it had just a bit more complexity to it. T'is delicious ... an easy drinking, citrus-hinting bundle of yum. I'll definitely brew it again, and perhaps try some honey or lemon or orange peel in the boil. (Posted on 7/24/12)
Great Kit !!! Review by Kenny
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I recently decided to brew my own beer and came across Northern Brewer while researching over the internet. I picked this Extract kit based strictly on the rave reviews that it received. Well, I just finished my very first brew and ......Wow.....I will never buy grocery store beer again. I followed the instructions that came with the kit and used the 3711 French Saison Yeast. I also added orange peel and coriander seed because I a big fan of those Belgium brews. My first brew has excellent flavor and clarity...a nice head....and a kick....3711 is a fantastic yeast....I've got an ABV of 5.0%. I could not believe that I actually made this great beer. I also want to acknowledge the staff at Northern Brewer. I had a damaged yeast package on this first shipment that was immediately replaced at no charge. I am very happy that I chose Northern Brewer for my first attempt at home brewing....Now please restock this kit as soon as possible! (Posted on 6/19/12)
Sensational first homebrew Review by Zach J
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I chose to brew this as my first ever homebrew, brewed this on a saturday and the NB Black IPA on sunday. I enjoy belgians quite a bit, and I thought this seemed fitting for spring/early summer. I followed the instructions with the exception of not racking it to secondary, I kept it on the yeast cake/troub the whole time. I made a 24hr yeast starter and the fermentation took off really quick. I sampled it right before bottling, and I was not impressed at all - it felt very watery and weak. Decided to bottle & see what carbonation would do for mouthfeel and flavor. Bottled with 5oz corn sugar - no problems at all. I waited a full 14 days before sampling my first bottle, and it was spot on! Such an improvement once it was carbed up!
A month after bottling, I sampled this brew with 6 friends next to Boulevard's Tank 7 and Great Divide's Colette. Even as my first brew, this stands right up to the two I just mentioned, and my friends had a difficult time recognizing which was the homebrew. Bottom line - everyone really loves it and it is a very approachable beer! (Posted on 6/8/12)
Wow! Even my girlfriend loves this beer! Review by Corey
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This is a fantastic summer beer. From the floral over-tones to the licorice/clove under-tones.
I primed for 3.2 volumes CO2 with 180 gm. Corn sugar as well as 150 ml of yeast slurry which I produced with a mini-starter using 100 gm. extra-light DME, 1000 ml H2O and 1/2 tsp Saison yeast, from a yeast cake, on the stir-plate for 24 hours. I used Belgian bottles, corks and wire cages to handle the extra carbonation.
Very elegant! (Posted on 6/6/12)
Great summer brew! Review by Chad
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We fell in love with this Saison immediately. In fact, I've had mass produced beer lovers who hate homebrews tell me they liked it! I can't recommend it enough! (Posted on 5/1/12)
5th batch fermenting now Review by FlyFishWYO
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Am fermenting our 5th batch in the last year and a half or so of Petite Saison d'Ete right now. So, we like it. A lot. Everyone in the family and all our friends who have tried it, even the "Bud Lite" and "I don't really drink beer" crowd, really enjoy this one. Very enjoyable and tasty beer that is great fresh but gets better with age. Easy to brew and quick turn-around time. It is the house favorite by far and the numbers prove it.

Some of our other favorites, on the repeat list: Curt & Kathy's Orange Blossom Honey sweet mead (2nd batch fermenting now), Phat Tyre (three times), Rye Stout, Dead Ringer IPA.

Not big fans, but not bad, won't repeat: Rasberry Wheat, Chinook IPA and Irish Red.

My sons and I started less than two years ago and have really enjoyed learning and experimenting. We are considering getting a few bee hives in order to supply our mead production. That stuff is wonderful. We made our first batch for Christmas last year. Long lead time, though, so having one or two batches a year is about max.

Very happy with NB and the quality of their products, ingredients and instruction. Speed of delivery and package tracking is top notch. Haven't had a bad batch yet, knock on wood. (Posted on 4/28/12)
First and one of the best Review by ky
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I brewed this as my first batch ever and even after brewing around 6 batches of other recipes since, it was probably my favorite. (Posted on 4/18/12)
still brilliant Review by MattN
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2nd time I've brewed this. Just fantastic. Absolutely love this style. I added coriander at 10 min and fresh orange peel from a medium size naval orange at 5 min and it does a dang fine impression of a Wit, just a bit more raw and wheatier. Rave reviews so far from people who've had some. Without the coriander/orange, its still a very smooth, earthy, honest belgian. Just great. After a mere 6 days in the bottle, I was blown away at how good it was, and it will only get better in the weeks to come. Hope I have a few bottles left to see. Will brew many, many more times. NB, don't ever "retire" this recipe... (Posted on 2/13/12)
Great Beer Review by PhillyBrewer
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I brewed this for my buddy who doesn't care for IPA's and or Stouts and was pleasantly surprised at how it turned out. Have to admit I kinda like the more basic recipes cause they allow you to tweak and tinker with the beer. Added a pound of Orange Clover Honey at the end and bumped the ABV up a little. Still easy drinking and great spring/summer brew. Will be ordering this again... (Posted on 1/28/12)

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