Storm the Bastille All Grain Beer Recipe Kit
A rebellion against the traditional farmhouse ale, Storm the Bastille is an imperial brew for the ages. French Aramis hops make their debut with a siege of spicy, fresh-cut herbals, bolstering a heavier hop profile than the standard saison beer kit. Each sip reveals riotous layers of citrus and yeasty, earthy funk. Storm the Bastille makes its mark as one of our highest-ABV kits in history, unexpected for such a crisp, refreshing pint.
Due to the high starting gravity of this kit, we recommend pitching multiple packs of yeast or preparing a yeast starter for best results.
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|Beer Style||Trappist/Belgian Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
I've brewed quite a lot in the past year, many different styles, lots of belgian's too. I say with the utmost sincerity that this is the best beer I've ever brewed. I messed with the NB recipe, only slightly (varied the yeast and added honey) but the rest by the recipe. It tastes amazing. Make sure you age in secondary as the recipe says, I think that aging process really helps the yeast clean this beer up and melds the flavors together. This is an amazing example of the Saison style. I suggest anyone with a love for Belgians to brew this, it is not to be missed!!!!
This is a flavorful beer and it definitely packs a punch! It's not for the light beer types. My ABV calculation came in at over 11 percent. I would brew this again, but not right away. I'm going for a lighter ale next.
Hands down the best we've brewed so far. This was our 20th all grain batch. Everything went smooth on brew day. Used the Omega Saison yeast with a 2L starter. Hit the OG at 1.088. FG at 1.008. ABV was 10.5%. Only dry hopped with 1oz. of the French Aramis hops because we tried it after we racked from the primary to the secondary and it tasted amazing even without the dry hops. Let it sit for 2 weeks in primary, 2 weeks secondary, and 3 weeks bottle conditioned with 3.5 oz of priming sugar. It's absolutely perfect now. Great amber color. Aroma and flavor are on point. Will definitely buy this again as it's such a great value. Don't be scared to drink a super high gravity. No one that's tried it has said it's too strong. It's strong, a little hoppy, and best of all, refreshing.
This brew is exactly as advertised, high ABV and a multitude of flavors. Let it sit and breathe a bit after you pour into a glass.
I did a yeast starter. On brewing day I hit the numbers spot on. I collected 6.5 gal of wort and then did a medium boil at 210 degrees. Let it sit in the secondary fermenter for an extra week. Storm has a nice amber color and is a good sipper... The high ABV can catch ya but not enough to deter you from trying this. DP
Storm the Bastille is a great Farmhouse Ale. Kept it going for a little longer than what's specified and aged it a total of 5 months and was absolutely the best beer to date that I've brewed.