Northern Brewer’s White House Honey Porter Beer Kit

SKU: U0910
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This original recipe brewed by White House staff is both a callback to the favored beverage of our Founding Fathers as well as an opportunity to come together in an election year and share pints across the aisle. More than just simply black and roasty, this porter builds consensus with generous applications of sweet caramel and toasty Munich malts, while moderate bitterness and a pound of honey lets us all find common ground. In a year of divisive politics, we think it’s especially important to remember what we have in common: homebrewing!

White House Honey Porter Beer Kit

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Not bad Review by Andrew
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The only other honey beer I've had is Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss, so I was expecting more of the honey flavor to come through. It's also a bit hoppier than I expected for a porter. If I brew it again, I'd definitely follow the suggestion of doubling or tripling the honey. However, it's been 2 weeks since bottling and it's significantly better than it was 4 days ago. I may change my mind in a week or so based on how much it's improved so far. 3.5 as it is right now, but a prospective 4 stars just because I have hope for it. (Posted on 2/7/14)
Has a wonderful taste and a great hoppy finish. Review by Christopher
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I have brewed this kit and just ordered another! It gets better with time. (Posted on 2/7/14)
Another winner Review by Tony
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Stouts and porters are my favorites and this kit did not disappoint. Hearty and heavy like a porter should be but with a nice hoppy aroma and a little spicy kick to it. Would definitely brew this one again! (Posted on 1/27/14)
Excellent Review by Rob
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I've been brewing ciders for many years now, but this was my first attempt at a proper beer. I used a Wyeast smack pack, and was very happy with the results.
I'll definitely be brewing this again at some point, though I will probably add more honey next time, as I tend to favor higher gravities. If I decide to get really crazy, I may even try to oak it. (Posted on 1/2/14)
More Honey Review by Chris
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After reading reviews that said to add more honey I decided to do just that and put in an additional 3 lbs. I tried taking a reading before bottling but got frustrated with it and decided it didn't matter to me anyway so not sure what final was. I had it in the primary for 10 days and secondary for 2 weeks before bottling. I didn't pop the top on one for 2 weeks and it was pretty darn good. So far it has just been getting better as the weeks go by and my brewing buddies are saying its top notch. I will definitely be doing another. (Posted on 12/18/13)
Awesome A+ Porter Review by KDG Brewer
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I made this the first time last winter and went down good and smooth. Easy going on the palate. I ordered another recently and getting ready for keggin' action soon. I prefer to mostly do All Grain recipes but this one is soooo good and easy, its a nice treat to make and a pleasant recipe to get back to my brewing roots! (Posted on 12/11/13)
Awesome Review by Benjamin
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This is a really good kit. I some how failed to realize that this recipe is from the White House. Made a really good porter that my friends love. Currently it is bottle conditioning, but from what I have tasted so far it is great. Got an FG of 1.010 (Posted on 12/11/13)
A hit at the office Review by Klinton
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This was my first homebrew batch ever and I could not have been more pleased. Smooth, easy to drink but full of great flavor. My wife even loved it and she prefers Bud Light. It was so good I had to take it to the office and share. It didn't last long so it looks like I will have to brew another batch! (Posted on 11/27/13)
Great Porter! Review by Sean
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I have tried 3 or 4 different porter kits from various brewing supply stores. This one is my favorite. Less bitterness in this one. I added a little coffee to the brew also, and it was very tasty. (Posted on 11/26/13)
Excellent Review by Steve
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Follow the instructions and this brew will turn out great for you. I've only been doing this for a couple of years so I've only brewed a dozen different beers so far but this is easily in the top three. I will be brewing this one annually. (Posted on 11/9/13)

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