DetailsA festive Belgian pale ale, Le Père Noël is a mix of dark fruits and scents of tangerine decorated by notes of fresh biscuit and a hint of spice. Trappist yeast contributes vivid, ripe flavors of strawberry, lychee and enchanting summery air.
Brimming with rich Belgian esters and pleasant caramel sweetness, a strong malty backbone hides the well-behaved 6.1% ABV. Light aromas of coriander and orange zest are nicely balanced by the distinct character of Belgian yeast. Notes of tangerine, clove and white pepper offer depth and complexity.
Le Père Noël strikes a crowd-pleasing balance between complex malts and spicy hops, with a touch of alcohol that warms on the finish. Refreshingly festive flavors of cherry and sugar plum pair with a subtle hop bitterness.
Topped off with a pillowy white head, this sensational sipper is festive from first sip to finishing gulp.
Brewer's Note: You may wish to add up to 1/2 ounce crushed coriander and the zest of 2 oranges at flameout for a "Le Pere Noel Blanche". Also note that Belgian Abbey is a notoriously slow starter, so it is normal to see a longer lag phase.
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5.0 / 5.02 ReviewsFestive & Pleasing - Complex Belgian AleThis one screams spicy, fruity, sweet and malty. Complex and pleasing flavors. It definitely warms the core. A perfect holiday brew, but I will be happy brewing this one regularly year-round.July 17, 2015Loads of complimentsBrewed this for my second batch ever and bottled in bombers as gifts for family and friends around the holiday season. Solid "Belgie" aromas and backbone.
While it's a holiday style, I have several friends that would request this year-round.January 7, 2017
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Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 9 answersWhat is the suggested "Time 'Til Ready" for this ale? Thanks!BEST ANSWER: 2016 - I brewed on 10/2. Racked in secondary on 10/16. Bottled on 11/7. Four weeks in bottles, and it was ready to fully enjoy. I still have about 1/3 of batch left. Bottles that I drink now I find the Belgian yeast taste, that some consider overpowering, has significantly toned down. It's a great saison. I added coriander to make it a Blanche.How much bottling (corn) sugar, shoud be added to a 5 gallon batch?BEST ANSWER: The standard is 5 oz.can you list the ingredients for this kit? want to see what grains are included so I know the color to expect.BEST ANSWER: This kit contains 6# Pilsen malt syrup, 1# Brun Fonce Soft Candi Sugar, 1 oz of Styrian Goldings Hop pellets, and the grain blend consists of 0.5# Dingemans Cara 8, 0.5# Dingemans Cara 20, 0.25# Belgian Aromatic, and 0.25 Belgian Biscuit malt. I hope that this helps!after 1 week in the bottle, there is a fizz sound when opened, but tasted a bit flat. How long do you recommend to be stored before drinking?BEST ANSWER: 2weeks