Saison de Noel Extract Beer Recipe Kit
Deceptively dark and beguilingly complex, this holiday specialty is brewed in the tradition of Belgian farmhouse ales. Unlike most saisons, intended to refresh and sustain farmers doing manual labor, this one is engineered to complement rich holiday fare and sustain you through long winter nights. A generous malt bill with highlights of butter toffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and bread tangles with the earthy, spicy funk of Wyeast French Saison strain and a single addition of bittering hops to strike an evolving balance.
The porter-like color tricks your palate into expecting burnt, roasty notes and perhaps even a full body, but the reality that hits your mouth is a lean, attenuated beer with a snappy, estery, slightly tart edge and a warming, peppery finish. No spices here - all the complexity comes from malt, yeast, and your skill as a brewer! Brew now for Christmas, and stash away at least a six-pack of this age-worthy saison to enjoy on into the spring.
|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||Trappist/Belgian Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Fun brew, OG right around the target at 1.070. Most active fermentation I've had with airlock activity around once every 2-3 seconds 5 days post brew. Smells great from airlock, noticeable Belgian yeast esters. Used the French Saison and would recommend for the brew. Planning to keg in 4 gallons and bottle the rest. Looking forward to the finished product!
This is the only kit that I have ordered twice. And, I’m not a fan of stouts or dark beer. This saison is like a light porter - but better.
Made this beer to give as Christmas presents. I had a couple of sixes left and the beer was good at Christmas but it's great now. So make some and try and let it sit a while.
I wish I had 10 gallons. Several people told me they preferred it to Goose Island's Noel.
Nice flavor, low ABV, very drinkable for everyone.