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.
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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||Trappist/Belgian Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Just put it in the secondary, and it is percolatin'. The look and the smell are great, and I'm expecting good things. This is my 3rd or 4th saison, and they've all been enjoyable. Thanks and good brewing to all of you!
A very nice flavorful saison. Kit arrived promptly, packed correctly, and the instructions were straightforward and complete.
This was the third brew i made and best one yet. have shared with a few friends who have loved it
Having brewed lots of ales over the last 35 years or so I was very pleased with this kit and the results it produced. I did add a small quantity of grains of paradise at the end of the boil as well as a pound of amber soft candi sugar and 2 or 3 ounces of flaked wheat to the provided grains for better head retention. My original gravity was about 1.072 and my final gravity using the Wyeast 3711 French Saison yeast for the first time ever was 1.003! (That is some monster yeast!) After only two weeks in the bottle the beer was already delicious and nicely carbonated: dry but yet with a nice mouthfeel; smooth and spicy yet with some mild but pleasant fruity esters and with a creamy, rich head. I would definitely brew this one again!
A friend that I brew with tried this first and gave me some. It is without a doubt my favorite brew, so I couldn't resist getting my own kit. Northern Brewer rocks!