Northern Brewer’s White House Honey Ale Beer Kit

SKU: U0900
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Ale to the Chief! This original recipe, first customized and brewed by the White House kitchen staff, is now available by popular demand as a Northern Brewer kit. Built on a big foundation of malt with strong tones of biscuit and toffee, the Honey Ale plays up the fruity, caramel aspects of English malt and yeast. But much like the Founding Fathers would have spiced up traditional style ales with homegrown ingredients, a late addition of pure honey adds a revolutionary twist. Declare your independence from mediocre beers with this historic White House Homebrew!

Northern Brewer’s White House Honey Ale Beer Kit

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its good Review by dean
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just tried the first of this kit recently and everyone liked it. Mild but with flavor. Even the girly beer likers liked it. (Posted on 5/20/13)
Updated from 4/10 to a Great 5 Star Beer Review by David
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I decided to let the beer sit for 10 more days in the keg and man what a difference it made. This is one smooth sweet tasting beer. The Hoppy Flavor that was so pronounced 10 days ago has almost gone away to where there is just enough "Hops" to know its there. Once again I only used half the hops during brewing. (Posted on 4/22/13)
Very Tasty Indeed! Review by Bruce
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This was my first kit from Northern Brewer. The more I drink this the more I like it. Followed the instructions to a T with the exception of late extract addition to keep the color on the lighter side. Even doing that it turned out darker then I anticipated. But that said, it's one of my fav beers that I've made so far (only made 4 so far) Just wish the weather would warm up so I could enjoy it on my patio ... Cheers!! (Posted on 4/12/13)
Great taste and smell with a hoppy finish. Review by David
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Tasted this beer tonight for the first time out of a keg and it tasted great with lots of flavor, just did not like that hops after taste that came along with it. I'm a beginner brewer and this is my second batch, I really don't like the taste of "Hoppy" beer so I only used half the hops during brewing, wish I would have used .25% instead.
Wondering if in 3 weeks the 12 bottles I did will taste any different than the beer I kegged? (Posted on 4/10/13)
Much Darker Than Expected Review by David
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For a beer with "Honey" in the name, I expected a lighter beer. Much darker than I thought it would be, as well as heavier. That being said, it is good. Took nearly 4 weeks in the bottle to get some carbonation going, and even now at 6 weeks, there isn't too much, but that could just be the beer. Overall, we're enjoying it. I didn't measure OG or SG, but after 3 of them, I could tell there was some alcohol in it! :-D (Posted on 4/8/13)
Authoritative, yet mild mannered Review by Tom
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I've been brewing all-grain for the past 4 years or so, but a friend wanted to try his hand at brewing and I thought that it was time to revisit extract brewing for the occasion. We brewed up this batch to 5.5 gal (2 weeks primary, 1.5 weeks in secondary) and got 6.25%. I also dry hopped (secondary) with the remaining hops left over, and am glad that I've done so. I kegged it last night and have to say that I'm quite looking forward to drinking this one. The green beer is highly drinkable, the finished product should be even better. The dry hops provide a nice complex finish. (Posted on 3/26/13)
Decent Brew, Lacking Complexity Review by Warren
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On a 10 pt scale, I'd go with a 7. Don't get me wrong - its good, and very drinkable.... just somewhat average. The recipe was easy to follow and hard to mess up. Mine ended up above 6% alcohol, but despite being in a secondary for 8 weeks, and bottle conditioned for another 7-10 weeks, it still had an overly sweet flavor. The hops palette is rather mellow, as well. If I brew this again (which I will - got this kit again for X-mas as a gift), I'll a certainly add a bit more near the end of the boil.

Ultimately you get a beer that is good at several things, but not really great at anything (except that it would make a great beginner's brew) (Posted on 3/11/13)
Excellent brew! Review by Rob
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Primary 2 weeks, secondary 2 weeks, forced carbonated in the keg and it's fantastic! Beautiful foamy white head, great flavor, reminds me of a Boddington's with a little honey extra. Can't get enough of it. Will definitely brew it again. (Posted on 3/7/13)
good stuff Review by Henry
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Smooth........good beer I will make this again. Probably should try the porter, perhaps I will do both kits next time ordering. This is damned good beer! (Posted on 1/30/13)
Meh............ Review by Brent
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Brewed this beer around three months ago. It is really cool that NB offers this kit, I am sure it sells well. I don't regret brewing this recipe, it was fun. Makes a pretty good beer, just not excellent in my opinion. Not trying to come off negative, but I wouldn't brew it again. However, the novelty makes it worth getting. Again, it is a pretty good beer, just didn't blow my mind. 4 stars, worth trying......... (Posted on 1/15/13)

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