Lemondrop Saison All Grain Beer Recipe Kit
Pronounced flavors of lemon, melon and herbal undertones make Lemondrop hops a natural fit for the fruity esters and spicy phenolics inherent to the classic Saison style. Pouring with perfect synergy, Lemondop Saison shines a deep golden color, with moderate bitterness, a dry finish and an astounding depth of flavor. Bright, complex and absolutely quenchablequaffable? We mean you will thoroughly enjoy drinking it. Preferably on a porch swing. Be sure to ferment this recipe on the warm side to ensure full flavor development and enjoy it while the sun shines.
- Style: Saison
- Fermentation Range: 69 - 75F
- OG: 1.060
- SRM: 6
- IBUs: 25
- ABV: 7.2%
- Distinct estery and phenolic Saison character
- Medium - light body
- Lemon, melon and herbal notes
- Moderate bitterness
- Dry finish
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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||Spice or Fruit Beer,Trappist/Belgian Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
There are other reviews that complain of the lack of lemon flavor, and I'd have to disagree. The lemon is NOT meant to be overpowering; it's subtle, and that's what it needs. I enjoy a good Saison, but the "funk" of saisons is not for everyone (think Lift Bridge - Farm Girl). The addition of the lemondrop hops "cuts" (balances/contradicts) some of that funk and makes this an easy drinker. The melon flavors are less pronounced, but they are there on the back end. Dry yeast did it's job. I did 2 weeks in the primary and got it down to 1005 (according to my tilt), and given where I started I ended up with a nice round 8% ABV. Recommended as a new addition to your summer rotation.
Used the French Saison yeast and brewed the all-grain recipe. Turned out great in terms of OG and even FG, 7.6%. The flavors are more similar to a Belgian Tripel instead of a Saison. The lemon is minimal. A lot of banana with a hint of pepper in the aftertaste. Still a very good beer, my wife says the best beer she has had, but also not as expected based on the description. Granted, I was setting up my kegerator during this time so extra time in primary fermentation and also I accidentally kegged the beer without carbonating for a week (swapped a keg of sanitizer for the one with beer).
My BF brewed this beer and we both enjoyed it until the last drop.
Great taste and smooth characteristics. Came out a little boost but we expected that when adding a pound of fermentable sugar to the wort. The lemon didnt pull through though. I would still order this again.
I really liked this recipe as is it a classic saison taste. Next time I buy it I'm going to push the lemon flavor more with lemon peels.