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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 manaul 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’s 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.
Yeast cells are active and living organisms. A slight expansion in Wyeast packaging is normal and does not indicate poor yeast health. Certain strains, including 1056 and 1338, are more prone to expansion than others. Please visit the Wyeast FAQ for more details or enjoy this video with Wyeast microbiologist Greg Doss.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Saison de Noel All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style Belgian Original Gravity 1070 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 5.0 / 5.05 ReviewsThis is a really good recipe and makes a great beer. I will make this one every year going forwardJanuary 27, 2018Purchased
4 months agoEasy to make, Amazing to drink, expect higher ABV.Very happy with how this turned out, did a double batch and experimented with fermentation temperatures. Both were delicious, but the warmer one certainly had more esters.
The surprising thing was the FG, coming in at 1.003 and 1.002! Other posts have mentioned super effective attenuation, so you should expect this brew to create a beer closer to 8% ABV.November 10, 2017Purchased
4 months agoOne of my favorite recipes from northern brewer. Always comes out w/ a solid ABV and a great flavor.February 25, 2017Purchased
1 year agoCan't waitSo brewed this batch a few months ago and let it sit for 45 days in the primary, due to life and all that jazz. Well I bottled it and let it sit for another 45 days and yesterday my wife and split a glass to sample it and all I can say is that I am going to have some great beer for the next holiday season to share. This is a nice brew to keep going in the back ground once you have a full pipeline. I used Wyest 3711 for this batch and for some reason my FG was extremely low at 1.006 however this is the first time I have used this yeast for any beer so maybe its just that good, so my ABV was a little higher but I think that with time it will mellow out and blend with all the flavors just right.January 20, 2016
- Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 7 answersWhat is the target fermentation temp for the Noel using Wyeast #3711 French Saison? The instructions say 65-77 F but is that an ideal temp for this beer with this yeast? THX !BEST ANSWER: Hi there, that is the ideal temperature for the yeast. Cheers!When it says special equipment needed. What is that equipment? I'm.a total newbie to brewing only have a gallon brew.and cider under my belt. ThanksBEST ANSWER: All-grain kits require a mash tun and hot liquor tank in addition to your brew kettle. You can get the kit referenced below or go with stainless steel. Both have their pros and cons. There is a good set of instructions attached to the Fermenter's Favorites kits to get you started. Coincidentally, Saison de Noel was one of my first all-grain brews. Good luck!I brewed this kit a few ago and loved it. I was looking at the current ingredients list......has this recipe changed in the past few (2-3) years ???BEST ANSWER: Not that I know.