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|
The lemon drop hops are not very strong, and there are so many other flavors thrown off by the saison hops that it's hard to pick out a dominant note. Nonetheless, a flavorful strong Abv7 beer with lots of character. Og was 1.060 as advertised. Neighbors rated it 4.25/5.0
Love this beer. Really good with nice lemon overtones.
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.