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- This session-strength Saison of summer pours tawny-gold and perfumes the air with tangy yeast and pungent hop aromas. The flavor is lightly earthy with spicy, flowery hops and a grain-and-bread malt character; caramel malt dukes it out with Saaz and Styrian Goldings through the middle before a palate-cleansingly dry finish.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Petite Saison d'Ete Extract Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style Belgian Original Gravity 1041 Total Time to Make 4 weeks
- 4.9 / 5.092 ReviewsStandout BrewThis was the clear winner among the 6 batches i prepared for summer. For someone new to brewing this has the added benefit of being heat tolerant and will not suffer off flavors if you don't have a clue about temperature control (like me). This beer has a fantastic saison funk up front that subsides into a mineral tasting finish that will bring you back for more. The OG is nice and low so you can enjoy a few on a hot day without getting sloppy. I love this beer.July 27, 2016Never missesWell, 2 daughters, 2 weddings within 5 months. Made this beer for both and it absolutely evaporated. I added orange zest from 2 oranges and let it sit in the secondary for 2 weeks. Just a fabulous beer for any season. Smooth, yet full of body. One you can count on.October 2, 2015still brilliant2nd time I've brewed this. Just fantastic. Absolutely love this style. I added coriander at 10 min and fresh orange peel from a medium size naval orange at 5 min and it does a dang fine impression of a Wit, just a bit more raw and wheatier. Rave reviews so far from people who've had some. Without the coriander/orange, its still a very smooth, earthy, honest belgian. Just great. After a mere 6 days in the bottle, I was blown away at how good it was, and it will only get better in the weeks to come. Hope I have a few bottles left to see. Will brew many, many more times. NB, don't ever "retire" this recipe...February 13, 20125th batch fermenting nowAm fermenting our 5th batch in the last year and a half or so of Petite Saison d'Ete right now. So, we like it. A lot. Everyone in the family and all our friends who have tried it, even the "Bud Lite" and "I don't really drink beer" crowd, really enjoy this one. Very enjoyable and tasty beer that is great fresh but gets better with age. Easy to brew and quick turn-around time. It is the house favorite by far and the numbers prove it.Some of our other favorites, on the repeat list: Curt & Kathy's Orange Blossom Honey sweet mead (2nd batch fermenting now), Phat Tyre (three times), Rye Stout, Dead Ringer IPA.Not big fans, but not bad, won't repeat: Rasberry Wheat, Chinook IPA and Irish Red.My sons and I started less than two years ago and have really enjoyed learning and experimenting. We are considering getting a few bee hives in order to supply our mead production. That stuff is wonderful. We made our first batch for Christmas last year. Long lead time, though, so having one or two batches a year is about max.Very happy with NB and the quality of their products, ingredients and instruction. Speed of delivery and package tracking is top notch. Haven't had a bad batch yet, knock on wood.April 28, 2012Excellent SaisonI've brewed a few saisons, and this one is by far the best I've had. Having bottled three weeks ago, it is fully carbonated and has the distinct flavors, very similar to my favorite saison, Ommegang's Hennepin. This is also the first saison I've brewed with the dry yeast option. It was not as fussy as I have experienced with 3711 etc, and brought out all my favorite flavors of a saison. I will definitely be brewing this one regularly. Note: I added one pound of honey, at the end of the boil.July 10, 2016Year round favoriteLight and crisp with a refreshing tang. Finishes dry and clean.October 5, 2015Very goodThis is the third time I've bought it. Out of ten, so that must mean something.October 5, 2015Trying a new brewThe kit arrived in a timely manner. The instructions were easy to follow. My original gravity came out as expected. Fermentation is complete, but it is not ready to drink yet. Smells good.June 24, 2017Purchased
5 months agoFirst time brewing this. VeryFirst time brewing this. Very refreshing taste.October 17, 2015Easy with Great ResultsAdded a bit of corn sugar to up the abv. Also added orange peel and corriander. Fermented Wyeast 3711 at 80 for just 8 days. Gravity was way down and I was short on beer so I bottled. Even after just a week and a half in bottle this beer is excellent. Its light, refreshing and true to style.The beer has a thin head that sticks around for a while. There is a definite crisp hops character and the beer tastes very dry. Smells of lemon, pepper and maybe a bit of strawberry. Mouthfeel is dry, but not thin.September 5, 2011
- Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 5 answersWhat is the target ABV range people are getting?BEST ANSWER: The average target ABV for this beer is 4-4.5%.I was thinking of adding candi sugar the d1 at 10 minutes left in boil. Any thoughtsBEST ANSWER: This will increase the overall gravity, and likely the the ABV. The final taste will depend on the yeast used. Feel free to experiment a little with this one. Don't add enough sugar to raise the gravity above the guidelines for this beer style. (SG 1.08 max) This kit is a little bit lighter Saison it would be probably be wise to excersize some caution unless you are trying for a high gravity variation.Should I store the Wyeast 3711 in the refrigerator? The packaging on the yeast andthe instructional document contradict themselves.BEST ANSWER: Yes, store the Wyeast packages in the fridge. You can activate it in advance, to be sure your yeast is good before brewing; but you should store it in the fridge once fully activated, or if you're not going to brew for a while. -Mike W, Northern Brewer