La Petite Orange
 Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

SKU: U0570
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A simple sipper that evokes warm summery memories with every sip, yet fits perfectly into the colder months' standard brewing repertoire.

Wyeast Trappist High Gravity Y3787 is a great alternative yeast for this kit; it ferments a bit drier with a rich ester profile, malty palate, and has a high alcohol tolerance.

La Petite Orange
 Extract Kit w/Specialty Grains

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Fantastic Citrus-Flavored Beer Review by Brandon
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I brewed this kit because it sounded a lot like Blue Moon, which was my one of my favorite beers at the time. Now if I want to drink my new favorite beer (this kit), I'll have brew this kit again because the first brew disappeared in just a few weeks!

I brewed this as described in the instructions except that I zested two oranges and added them at flame-out.

I would describe this as being similar to blue moon, with more citrus taste, less sourness, and in my case a little more carbonation.

This will be the first brew kit that I buy a second time. Highly recommended! (Posted on 1/10/15)
Disappointed Review by Rob
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Kegged at 6 weeks. Considering the reviews I was expecting something exceptional. I didn't get the "deep dark chocolate maltiness" or the "caramel sweetness and a full body." The yeast has simply overwhelmed all other flavors at this point. Perhaps it will age well and I need to be more patient. I bottled half for longer aging and put half in the keg fridge so the bottles may be better. We shall see. (Posted on 1/9/15)
Great kit, but low AA on the kit hops (1.4%AA) Review by Stephen
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Great kit - I've made it a few times now. But last time I ordered it, the Styrian Goldings hops they sent were only 1.4%AA. To keep it consistent NB should have substituted this for something with a higher AA. Make sure you check the AA on the included hops, and make sure you have some other general purpose bittering hops laying around to get this where it should be. (Posted on 11/24/14)
Blanche Review by Drom John
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I brewed the Blanche variation, and am very satisfied. More importantly, since this was SWMBO's choice, SWMBO thinks this a 4.5* and says it is almost as good as Scaldis Amber. (Posted on 9/28/14)
Great summer brew Review by JC
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I made this in June 2014. Initial SG 1.045, final 0.996. I added orange zest as many suggested, but did not add more coriander. Very enjoyable beer, especially in the summer heat. I only gave it 2 weeks in the secondary as I was in a hurry with two empty kegs, but would leave for 4+ weeks next time to allow it to clear more. (Posted on 7/14/14)
Fantastic beer Review by Tim
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This is my favorite NB kit. I make this with 1/2 oz ground coriander and 1/2 oz sweet orange peel added at flame out. I typically go from 1.054 to 1.009 after 3 weeks in the primary, then bottle with 4 oz of corn sugar. The beer carbs in about 2 weeks and is fantastic treat at that point. It gets better with a few more weeks in the bottle, but I have not noticed much improvement with longer aging. This is a really popular beer and I have friends asking me to make them cases all the time. I use this as my regular house beer now. (Posted on 7/1/14)
Great Belgian Review by Schmave72
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This is a great beer. I went with the Wyeast smack pack and had great results. I added ground coriander dried orange peels at flame out and didn't get much of the flavor in the final profile. If I brew this one again I would add more coriander and fresh orange zest to kick it up a little. Overall a great, easy-drinking flavorful Belgian. I would highly recommend. (Posted on 6/22/14)
Incredible Review by Karl
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This was by far the best beer I have made from one these kits.....all my friends said as much and it went fast at the party even though there were several alternatives. Just ordered another kit (Posted on 6/19/14)
Very good beer Review by John
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Pretty straight forward brew. I added the orange zest and Corriander per the instructions. Going to give the all grain version a try at some point. (Posted on 6/17/14)
Great brew Review by Matt
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Still a new brewer with under 10 brews under my belt. All of them extract kits. Found this beer intriguing and bought it. I added the coriander seed to my brew and instead of orange peel,I added tangerine zest and flesh at the end of the boil and let it sit for about ten minutes. 4 weeks primary and about 5 weeks secondary I bottled and tested after 10 days. A lot of yeast sediment, but it tasted great. I can only imagine how great this will taste after some more time in the bottle. I will give this beer another month and taste again, I'm optimistic with the results though! (Posted on 6/5/14)

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