Shining Star Pale Ale Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

SKU: U0750
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Bright and intrepid, great hops on a grassy backdrop, and superb interplay between all the elements. Wait, are we talking about the beer or the Stars Soccer team? The two converge in this tribute beer to The MN Stars FC, the 2011 North American Soccer League Champions. To support their worthy efforts we've developed a hop-forward pale ale of the American school. Palisade hops lend a smooth bitterness while Centennial and Columbus provide brisk citrus, pine, and grassy flavors. A measured contribution of crystal sweetness from Bairds Light Carastan rounds out the flavor and makes for a sessionable ale, perfect for watching the latest match or unwinding after a game. Northern Brewer is donating 10% of profits from this kit to the Sanneh Foundation, a charity that focuses on soccer as a way to make a difference in the lives of inner city kids.

Shining Star Pale Ale

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Kegged quickly Review by Brad
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Left in the primary for 2.5 weeks, kegged and forced carbed. If I do this again, I'll let it sit in the primary for 3 weeks and wait 3 days after force carbonating. I rushed this one because I had company coming over. (Posted on 4/20/15)
Very light and drinkable- recommend a little DME to bump the Booze! Review by Jonathan
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1st time making this. Added about 1 lb of DME to bump to booze a little bit and i am VERY happy with the results!

(Posted on 3/25/15)
Go to pale Review by William
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4th time brewing it. Always awesome and popular with friends. This time brewing it with water taken out of Whitefish Bay. Can't wait!!!!! (Posted on 9/13/14)
Awesome Pale Ale Review by kennyk2104
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This was my first ever homebrew and it came out perfect. Super easy, and ready to drink in 3 weeks! (kegged) Will definitely brew this again! (Posted on 8/18/14)
excellent summer brew! Review by Mike B
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I'm giving it 4 stars only because I think it's just not quite as good as two other NB pale ales I've brewed (the dry dock and extra pale ale)...that said, I did one ounce citra dry hop, so aroma was excellent. This beer is a bit more citrusy than the other two pale ales, not a negative, just an observation. Body is not quite what the other 2 pale ale's offer. Probably would be 5 stars if I hadn't done the other 2. I just think I would do those again, then this one. Overall, still an excellent brew. (Posted on 5/4/14)
Very tasty everyday session Review by Mike O
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This beer fermented very dry for me- used the safale dry yeast recommended as I am shipping to Texas and am nervous with hot weather at trying to mail order liquid yeast. Dry, clean palate with decent hop bitterness (not overly assertive) and nice hop aroma- hop flavor not so accentuated. Low alcohol content so I find I can drink several of these guys and am not faded. Over all a fun beer but not super out of the ordinary. (Posted on 4/28/14)
A Favorite Among Friends and Family Review by Dan
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I first brewed this beer for my wedding, and by popular demand, many times since then. It is a big favorite among our family and friends. Not quite as high in alcohol as a typical IPA, this pale ale is more suitable for sharing a few over family gatherings. Yes, this is a brew for hop fans, but it is most definitely not a one-note experience. It is well balanced with a pleasing malt introduction. (Posted on 12/10/13)
Good everyday drinking beer Review by Edward
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There are beers you enjoy relaxing with a cigar, or at the end of the day, this was a beer you could enjoy watching sports on TV or playing cards with the boys. Easy to brew. Wish I had the equipment to make bigger batches. (Posted on 12/9/13)
Easy Review by Richard
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I added Apricot extract to the bottling bucket, turned out excellent (Posted on 11/16/13)
Good Session Beer Review by josh
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Brewed this with my dad on Labor day, added extra .5 oz hops flavoring addition, just over 3 wks in fermenter. Added dry hop with 1oz of Citra for final week. Was really pleased at how drinkable this beer was. The dry hop with citra brought out a really good smell and taste to finish off this beer! (Posted on 11/5/13)

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