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Patersbier Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains


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Made only from pilsner malt, hops, and yeast, the complexity that results from these simple ingredients is staggering: perfumey floral hops, ripe pear fruit, sour apple, spicy cloves, candied citrus and a slight biscuit character on the drying finish ... a monk's session beer.

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Stan Hieronymus (author of Brew Like a Monk) and Kristen England (BJCP Continuing Education Director) bring you this very special kit. "Brouwerij'ed" on the left side of the Belgian town Malle solely for consumption by the reverent Cistercian brothers. This ale is not served or sold to the public, making it one of the rarest beers in the world. Made only from pilsner malt, hops, and yeast, the complexity that results from these simple ingredients is staggering: perfumey floral hops, ripe pear fruit, sour apple, spicy cloves, candied citrus and a slight biscuit character on the drying finish ... a monk's session beer.

Note: If you wish to achieve a level of carbonation similar to the commercial examples of this beer, add an additional 1 to 2 oz plain table sugar to the priming solution.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Patersbier Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleBelgian
Original Gravity1047
Total Time to Make6 weeks
4.5 / 5.0
98 Reviews
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Versatile, tasty and rewards patience
If you read through some of the reviews you'll notice a lot of different style comparisons and thoughts on this beers taste which to me speaks of its complexity (and not lack thereof). Beautifully balanced in every way. Wheat beer fans will LOVE this for something different, light beer fans will like it for its body and crispness and darker beer fans should appreciate the weight, length and complexity this possesses. Oh, and this only gets better and better with age as some have pointed out. Very good two weeks after bottling, really hits its stride at about 2 months but at 5 months out this is still going strong and only getting smoother!
October 17, 2010
If only one Belgian ...
I've made several Belgian beers, and, frankly got bored with them. Until Patersbier. Followed the recipe exactly, with 4 weeks primary, using the Wyeast High Gravity liquid yeast, and used the extra 1 oz cane sugar at bottling. A few weeks in bottle and it's fantastic. Hello new Belgian beer.
October 6, 2013
First off, I used White Labs WLP500 Monastery Ale yeast, instead of the Wyeast 3787 Trappist yeast suggested by the recipe. I made a 2.5L starter and split the yeast between the Patersbier kit and a La Petite Orange NB kit, both brewed on the same weekend. I kegged both kits and both are absolutely amazing brews! I've only been brewing for about 14 months, during which time I've made a total of about 25 different NB kits, but I can say that these are the best two I've made. The yeast character from the WLP500 is fantastic with these recipes. Next time, I might try Wyeast to see if there is a difference. After primary for the Patersbier, I harvested the yeast from the yeast cake, brewed the NB Belgian Tripel kit and then pitched the yeast cake with that. It's in secondary now and I can't wait to see how it turns out. I'll be bottling the Tripel though.
September 11, 2015
Great Taste & Easy to Make
I'm a novice, this being only my second batch to brew, and this was very easy. Being easy to brew doesn't mean that the beer had a simple taste though. I made this before Christmas and gave it out to family and friends and they all loved it. I will definitely try this one again soon.
April 8, 2014
Patersbier Beer Kit
Love it. My favorite beer kit so far. Working on my second batch. Ready to order a third kit.
October 2, 2015
A Favorite!
I've this a few times and love it. Very complex flavors for such simple ingredients. With age it develops a nice tartness, but not overpowering, just subtle. SO...I decided to tart up my latest batch and threw in 6 (normal sized) cans of Oregon tart cherries (blended) as an experiment...it'll be a while before I bottle it though but I'll try to remember to let you all know how it turned out. I also have a batch of Dawson's Kriek in progress to compare when done.
July 14, 2013
The Monks Got it Right!
I love this one & come back to it over & over. The monks definitely got it right & Northern Brewer locked in this kit.
July 8, 2017
4 months ago
Great beer.
Such an easy brew... And always great!
February 3, 2016
Great thirst Quencher
Made this twice now. Great when relaxing after a long day. Thanks Northern Brewer.
January 9, 2014
Simple, but great beer.
My cousin recommended this beer to me so I checked it out on here, read the comments, and never thought this beer could live up to these expectations. Boy was I wrong! The flavor and crisp taste you get from this beer is AMAZING. I used the wyeast option and needed a blow off tube 12 hours later.I will definitely brew this beer again many times.Give this a try!
July 1, 2011
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This is a general extract kit question, but I'll be brewing this next so I'll ask here. If I wanted to do a full 5 gallon boil could it alter hop utilization enough to result in overly bitter brew? Is it better to just work with the 2.5 gallons called for in the recipe and add cold water at the end? Just figure I have less chance of scorching and such with a more diluted wort at 5 gallons.
William S on May 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hey William, short answer, yes it will slightly alter the hop utilization but I do not think it will be enough to dramatically change the bitterness of the beer. I would go ahead and boil all 5 gallons, just know it will be more difficult to cool, depending on your setup. Using 5 gallons during the boil, instead of 2.5 gallons creates a more dilute solution which will extract more bitterness. I recommend you use online calculators like brewersfriend recipe builder to confirm the IBU of the recipe when going from 2.5 gallons to 5.
I received a 1oz packet of German tradition hops. So I weighed out the 0.5oz from it and stuck to the recipe. I was just wondering if the recipe was written wrong or if I got extra hops?
A shopper on Apr 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You did the right thing following the recipe. The hops packages all come in 1 oz sizes unless you get a bulk package. Keep the extra hops in your refrigerator just in case you want to use them on a later batch.

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