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- 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.
Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Storm the Bastille All-Grain Recipe Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style No Original Gravity No Total Time to Make No
- 4.8 / 5.05 ReviewsThis 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.May 8, 2017Purchased
11 months agoBest Beer BrewedHands 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.April 18, 2017Purchased
1 year agoNB Delivers AgainThis 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. DPMarch 20, 2017Purchased
1 year agoAwesome BrewStorm 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.June 2, 2016Liberté, égalité, fraternitéThis is an overwhelmingly alcoholic brew.There, I said it.Brewing performance about as expected...this is an augmented product with corn sugar added. Still, started with about 17# grain. OG 1.083, at two weeks it was 1.003 going into secondary. Bottled at 1 month, FG 1.000, ABV 10.75%.Initial tasting: a little harsh at 1 week. At 3 weeks it had settled down. Very nice malt/ hop balance, definite floral overtones. Strangely, tastes better out of a wine glass. Pairs with Doritos (what doesn't?)If I make this again, I'll make without the sugar.May 1, 2015
- Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 1 answerWhat would be the effect on taste and finished ABV of leaving out the corn sugar ? How much would leaving that corn sugar out lower the original gravity?BEST ANSWER: A pound of corn sugar provides about 45 points per pound - so it would lower or raise the gravity by 0.009 per pound. The corn sugar is a good source of fermentables to get higher ABV without adding body or sweetness
it is completely fermentable so it dries the beer and keeps the body light.