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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Brilliant! Review by MattN
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I have to start the review by saying I didn't *exactly* follow the recipe. I added coriander and bitter orange just like a Wit and followed the addition schedule just like the NB Wit kit. The result is so phenomenal, I can't put it into words. I can't believe I made this!!! The instructions say 2 weeks in the fermenter, but after 1 week, the gravity was down to 1.008, so I called it done. Bottled it up and after only 1 week in the bottle it is simply brilliant! Very easy to make, the French Saison yeast NB recommends from Wyest is easier to use than the Belgian version. This stuff *should* get better since I've only given it a week in the bottle, but I can't imagine it being better than it is now.

This is a homerun summer session beer. 5 stars.... (Posted on 7/11/11)
best one yet Review by Mandrew
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I have only made 4 brews before this one, and I love dark beers but when I tasted a saison at brew club I had to make one. This by far had the best flavor and body. All the other kits I had made lacked the body/mouthfeel I expected but this one is simply amazing. I even opened my first bottle after 4 days because I was unavailing my porter, American cream ale, and pale ales to a couple buddies and they thought it was the best of the night! (Posted on 7/3/11)
Wonderful Review by Southernmost
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This is the quintessential brew for the summer months. That pretty much says it all. Because of the previous brew in the keg, I aged this one for six weeks. Beautifully balanced and the perfect combination of both "Rewarding" and "Refreshing". I'll be getting this brew again! As I live three blocks from the Southernmost point in the US, I'm calling my brew "Southernmost Saison" (Posted on 6/19/11)
Blue ribbon summer beer Review by Melody
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I won first place with this beer in a "lawn mower" beer competition. The flavor of this beer is what won everyone over. Excellent flavor. Spicy but not heavy. Very refreshing. Great beer for a hot summers day-or any day! (Posted on 6/14/11)
Very nice summer beer Review by Jeffrey
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I wasn't expecting too much but thought I'd try this one mostly due to its 4 week & ready appeal. It is my second brew from Northern and I can see myself doing this one again (and again, and again.....) . Lighter taste than what I usually brew, it does have more kick than I expected ( okay, I should learn how to use the AVB tools). (Posted on 5/30/11)
Amazing! Review by Benjamin
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Though I understand the yeast did most of the work....I can't believe I created a beer this good. Needed 3 weeks in the bottle to get rid of that "young beer" flavor. Sweet, barely hoppy, banana and cloves punching your face in! When friends ask what this beer will taste like I correctly inform them that Blue Moon is the waste that comes from this beer. Everyone will enjoy this. It's light, flavorful and refreshing. Brew this beer and be amazed at what an awesome brewer you are!
(Posted on 5/27/11)
Ahh the taste of summer Review by Boller
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Great easy to drink beer. Crisp and great aroma, with a bit of a lower abv, so you are not wasted after drink 4 of them. Time it for summer and you will be happy.
Next time I will add some coriander and maybe an orange peel to zest it up a bit. It is definitely not needed, but would be a good compliment. (Posted on 5/20/11)
Refreshing Review by Mike
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Easily the most refreshing beer I have ever brewed. Friends have not raved about it because they will never get one. (Posted on 5/17/11)
Authentic Review by Armagh
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Perfect summer quaff because ot the mild abv. More than any other beer I've made, this one is closest to the traditional saisons I've had in Belgium. One cup of honey added at the end of the boil imparts a crisp, floral character to the nose. This one is dialed in. (Posted on 4/26/11)
Estery and wonderful Review by A Roy
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This beer was a lovely thing to have around during the last hot summer months. Give it a few extra weeks in the bottle, and it cleans up nicely. (Posted on 4/2/11)

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