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Lefse Blonde Extract Kit


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Belgian-style blonde ale features generous malt profile and spicy yeast character with a modest gravity. The same generous malt profile and spicy yeast character of stronger Dubbels and Tripels, but its more modest gravity means you can enjoy a couple and remain upright and hard-working past Compline.

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  • Lefse Belgian Blonde Ale Kit Extract
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From the little-known Lutheran monasteries of northern Minnesota comes this artisanal Abbey beer. Pale, self-effacing, and easy to get along with, this Belgian-style blonde ale features the same generous malt profile and spicy yeast character of stronger Dubbels and Tripels, but its more modest gravity means you can enjoy a couple and remain upright and hard-working past Compline.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Lefse Blonde Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleBelgian
Original Gravity1053
Total Time to Make6 weeks
4.3 / 5.0
54 Reviews
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Lefse Extract -- Great beer! -- Step-by-step
Brewed 5 gallon batch on April 25. Followed the kit recipe exactly, producing a slightly-low OG of 1.052.

Racked to secondary May 6, 11 days later. Gravity read 1.004, a 92% attenuation! (Yes, I compensated for temperature and checked my hydrometer's calibration.) From that, I calculated an ABV of 6.3% using the "standard" method or 6.39% using the Ritchie method.

Kegged on May 28, 22 days after racking to secondary, 33 days after brewing. Chilled overnight and then force carbonated. Returned to chiller on 11 psi CO2 to allow things to stabilize.

Tapped keg one week later on June 4. My first impressions: Very similar to Leffe but less sweet and slightly more sour. In particular, the "barley candy" flavor in Leffe is much more subtle in the clone. Did a blind taste test with three knowledgeable beer drinkers. All preferred the clone over the Leffe. Will definitely brew this again.
June 4, 2017
1 year ago
Best beer I've made!
I wanted to brew a good summer fruit beer so I used this kit. I added 3lbs of frozen crushed strawberries to the secondary. They tasted like fresh strawberries! My neighbor liked it so much my buddy's wife sent him down to my house a few weeks later to bum one because she had a craving for it...but they were all gone! I'm going to make a lot of this this spring and summer!
February 12, 2017
1 year ago
Good, but with a tang
This is a good clone of the original, low malt flavor with a color darker than the original, the initial smell is slightly funky with a hint of banana. I made it with 1762, OG 1.050 and FG 1.006.
January 24, 2017
1 year ago
Home brew rocks
Great beer!! Easy to drink!!! Would definitely buy again!!
September 20, 2016
no Leffe clone
Not a bad brew, but certainly not approaching Leffe. Not as sweet or malty, and nothing spectacular. But a drinkable beer. No adjuncts, this is just malt extract, candy sugar, and hops. Full disclosure: I used the dry yeast Safbrew option.
December 3, 2015
Lefse Blonde
I jusr recently tapped the keg on this Blonde Ale that I had resting for 4 weeks waiting for refrigerator space. This is a nice refreshing Ale with just a hint of sweetness. I would definetly make this again in the Spring.
October 10, 2015
still in secondary, this is
still in secondary, this is the second batch i have brewed 'cause i drank the first one so fast...I LIKE IT.
October 5, 2015
My first beer and it turned out great
September 30, 2015
Great Beer
I brewed this in July and used Abbey II yeast. Its simply a great, light drinking belgian. Everyone loves it, even people that don't prefer Belgian styles. Only problem is my wife loves it too and its going to be gone quick. I will brew this one regularly and will probably vary the yeast to see what comes out of it. Simple and Cheap too..
September 24, 2015
Made a 5 gallon batch of the extract, and let it ferment in the high 70s. Beautiful banana esters. Probably gonna brew this a few more times this year. Literally the best beer Ive brewed in the past 2 years of homebrewing at a rate of 1 batch per month. Make sure you get the Safbrew T-58 yeast.
September 16, 2015
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How long from start to finish?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It really depends on if you do a secondary fermentation, how long you have it in your secondary fermentor, and if you keg or bottle. It could take anywhere from 4-8 weeks. Cheers!

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