Petite Saison d'Ete Extract Beer Recipe Kit
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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|Total Time to Make||4 weeks|
|Beer Style||Trappist/Belgian Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
This was my first batch evah. I had received kit w/ amber ale (which is one of my faves), but warm late summer made fermentation risky, so decided to try the Petite Saison instead. It was pretty easy to do. The aggressive bubbling the first couple of fermentation days kinda scared me, haha! But settled down. Airlock bubbling, though less active, continued well past first 2 weeks, but I was assured it wasn't a problem to let ferment longer. Eventually got a hydrometer, which showed fermenting was done (and was probably complete earlier). Fizz drops were easy to use, although wasn't sure I needed to sanitize the package; I did so just to be safe, but inside got wet. Bottling went well -- I'll remember to have a trash bag and more paper towels nearby next time. Of course, there was some spillage, but my wife said it made the garage smell nicer -- haha! Final product received good reviews. I hadn't actually tasted a saison before, and to me it tasted quite different from other beers I've had. I compared to an Allagash saison, and mine seemed in the ballpark, so was happy and relieved w/ that. A couple friends said it was somewhat strong (alcohol); I agree, as I almost fell asleep both times I drank bombers. I'm looking to do this again next year. Thank you for a fun first-time experience.
Split this kit and co-soured half of it. Brewed the other half per recipe. Both were great. Saison has a good spicy Saaz character. Will brew again.
This is a very easy kit to brew. No secondary fermentation required. Also very easy to drink. It is light with that distinct Belgian Ale flavor brought about by the yeast use in this recipe. Every beer I rate begins with 5 stars, then loses stars as problems occur. Nothing wrong here, 5 stars.
Brewed easy with no changes at all, tasty and clean.
Delicious, nice color and pleasant belgianness due to the yeast (I used the dry option because it's summer).