La Petite Orange
 Extract Kit w/Specialty Grains

SKU: U0570
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A Belgian Dubbel without the deep dark chocolate maltiness, the Orange is rich with caramel sweetness and a full body that hides the 6.1% ABV very well. 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

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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)
Damn near perfect Review by Marc
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This is probably the best brew in the NB lineup. I make the blanche version and can't keep it on the shelf. Friends are literally coming over and demanding this brew. It is the best end of day relax brew. Smooth, spritzy, refreshing, with light aroma of coriander and orange zest with out being a fruity beer. (Posted on 5/23/14)
Certainly not subtle Review by Ed
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This was my fifth batch and my second kit from Northern Brewer. It's only been in the bottle about 10 days, so I know this is probably a little premature, but here's my take of the beer at this stage.

There's quite a bit going on in this beer. I added the recommended amounts of orange peel and coriander seed at flameout. Per a suggestion, I let them sit in the wort throughout the cooling process. There is a LOT of flavor in the beer, but I think there is MORE than enough spice. If I made this beer again, I'd cut the coriander amount in 1/2 or at least reduce it. It's a little much for me. Kind of like Shock Top or Blue Moon on steroids.

That being said, the beer has been met with RAVE reviews from my friends - several of which don't like craft beers.

I doubt I'd get it again, but this beer - like most - should only get better with time. I'm glad I brewed it - it was a fun beer to do - lots of ingredients. I let it sit in primary for 2 weeks and secondary for three. I'm curious to see what this beer tastes like a month from now. (Posted on 4/21/14)
Great beer Review by Frank
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Easy to brew. This beer benefits from some time in a secondary, it needs some time to clear up. This was the first batch that I kegged. It is delicious, definitely a Belgian with a note of cloves. I will definitely brew again. (Posted on 4/15/14)
1st shot at brewing beer and have nothing but great reviews Review by Phil
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Been making wine on and off since 1985 but this is my 1st time brewing beer. Followed the instructions and added the 1 oz of coriander and the zest of 2 oranges at flame out. All the neighbors
want to come over for more. Shit I don,t have enough. Hope they like my next, Caribou Slobber. Will be in my rotation for sure. Need to keep the neighbors happy



(Posted on 4/12/14)

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