DetailsRefreshingly light and crisp, this light beer is the one you'll grab after a day in the sun – lounging or mowing! Farmhouse-saison style offers zesty orange peel and coriander with a peppery finish from the Grains of Paradise.
- Light blonde color
- Belgium-style beer
- Orange and coriander flavors with a peppery finish
- Liquid yeast recommended
- Ingredients include: 3.15 lb. Pilsen liquid malt extract, 3.15 lb. Wheat liquid malt extract, 1 lb. Clear Candi Sugar, 8 oz. Cara-20, 8 oz. Unmalted Wheat specialty grains, 1 oz. US Saaz and 2 oz. U.S. Goldings hops, 1/4 tsp. Grains of Paradise, 1 oz. bitter orange peel, 1/2 oz. whole coriander, priming sugar, muslin bag and yeast
- Light blonde color
- Details & Instructions
4.7 / 5.072 ReviewsWell worth the waitWhile the longer secondary fermentation can seem daunting for an extract brew, you won't be disappointed in the final product. Easy to drink and is perfect for the hot summer months!July 6, 2017Purchased
1 year agoDon't Hesitate to Try ItI decided to try my hand at a Saison, being inspired by Brooklyn's Sorachi Ace. The price initially made me hesitate, however, the beer I ended up with well made up for the difference in cost. It's more than just a "lawnmower" beer: complex, flavorful, and interesting as well as crisp and light. Light citrus, spice flavor, crisp and delicious, I'll definitely make this again. I'm a dark beer fan, and live in a very warm year-round climate, so I'm in need of refreshing beer all 12 months. I used the wyeast Belgian wheat, and unlike some of the other reviews used the spices recommended in the recipe (note: not necessarily the same as what comes in the bag) and it is exactly how a Saison should be. 1 week in primary, 2 in secondary, 3+ in the bottle. After a month and a half in the bottle the taste is still maturing and improving with a light hoppiness developing last. Favorite/best beer I've brewed.May 18, 2013Tapped-to-dry keg in one nightSo, I followed what most everyone else on here said, and only used 1/2 of the coriander that the kit came with. Also just used the dry yeast and sprinkled over the top. I usually get Wyeast or at least re-hydrate the dry yeast, but was pressed for time and didn't prepare well enough. Did not have any issues with just sprinkling the dry yeast at all._x000D__x000D_2 weeks primary, just short of 3 weeks secondary. Kegged at 30 PSI for 45 hours, drained CO2, hit with 30PSI again for 3 hours, and the carbonation was perfect, so I turned it back down to ~7 to serve._x000D__x000D_I had a party that night and had it out on tap for all to enjoy. It was dry the next morning, with everyone raving about how good it was. I only got 3 glasses of it!_x000D__x000D_Comparitively, I would say it is most similar to Boulevard's Tank 7. Though the Tank 7 is a little more fruity/citrusy, and probably a bit higher alcohol content, this one was the perfect "Mow the lawn and enjoy a glass or three" beer. Will definitely buy again, and may even use a bit more coriander. May try a little lemon zest as well, or fresh orange. We shall see._x000D__x000D_Short, eBay review style:_x000D_"Will brew again! A+++++++"September 25, 2012With some patience, you won't be disappointedI made this beer for my brother in-laws wedding. We allowed it to ferment for 3 weeks (one week in primary and two in secondary) and then it carbed in the bottle for three weeks. The beer took a while to develop, but after five weeks in the bottle we could see its potential, which was a good thing because we almost abandoned the beer for the wedding. _x000D__x000D_Six weeks after bottling the beer had a fantastic flavor and was a real hit at the wedding. We plan on making it again this next spring._x000D__x000D_I would recommend allowing this beer to age for at least eight weeks. If you have the patience, you won't be disappointed.June 18, 2013Best Beer That I've Brewed YetThis is my third year brewing and this is probably my best brew. In fact, I think this saison is better than many other commercial saisons that I've tried and I'm a big fan of this style. I followed the directions and added orange zest to the secondary. I left it 2 weeks in the primary, 3 weeks in the secondary and 2 weeks bottle conditioning. Since then, it's been flying out of my garage. I'm going to try and brew it again before summer is over. I highly recommend this beer.July 7, 2013great beerI have gotten the best reviews from this beer! So happy with the LME kit that I plan on using this for my first All Grain brew!July 25, 2013lawnmowerGreat kit! The flavor of this kit is amazing! Color is light and I really like the orange flavor. I used white labs yeast and it turned out great!August 15, 2013Awesome BrewThis was one of our 1st brews and we loved it. Takes a little longer then some kits but well worth the wait. We enjoyed it so much that we are about to brew it again. Highly recommended.September 5, 2013Lawnmower de "Awesome"I brewed this beer late spring and just cracked open my tester bottle after about 3 months in the bottle. It tasted amazing. Very smooth with a crisp "summer-like" citrus feel. My only wish is that I would have brewed it earlier in the year to have it completely ready for the hot summer months. Really good beer.September 6, 2013Honey Bee Wedding DayI brewed 15 gallons worth of the Honey Bee Ale with my buddy and cousin for my cousin's wedding. He and his bride personalized about 150 bottles and gave them away to all of the wedding guests. What a hit. Facebook lit up with compliments of a great brew. Thanks Midwest for providing great beer kits.September 6, 2013
- Customer Q&A
Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 12 answersDoes the kit include yeast or do I have to buy it separately?BEST ANSWER: The kit does not include yeast. See the "Yeast Options" drop-down menu. Looks like dry yeast is an additional $3.29, or liquid yeast is $10.99.So I just brewed this beer on Saturday evening and I am curious if I need to invest in a glass carboy for secondary fermentation or just leave it in the primary for 3-4 weeks?BEST ANSWER: You can do eithe, i have found if i leave in the primary, i tranfer it twice before bottling or try to filter it out. Ive rain it through a coffee filter before so ut was real clean with minimal sediments in bottle. Thats a cheap beginner route.What type of liquid yeast is recommended for this brew ?BEST ANSWER: I preferred the queasy Belgian. My experiences with the omega yeast hasn’t been the best. I would use dry yeast over the omega variety. By the way, I brew about 8-10 cases a year. It is our favorite.Should i do a starter? And if so which yeast should i use?BEST ANSWER: I would use a starter. How far is Midwest from you? If you are a day away get liquid yeast....if you are further away and it's hot out use the dry yeast.