Trappist vs. Belgian Strong Yeast

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Trappist vs. Belgian Strong Yeast

Postby mickeymac » Sun May 26, 2002 11:41 am

Yesterday, I brewed a batch of Belgian Strong Ale. Only after starting the batch did I realize that I bought the wrong yeast for the style. Instead of Belgian Strong Ale yeast, I wound up with Wyeast Belgian Trappist High Gravity Yeast, which Wyeast describes as follows:

Robust top cropping yeast with phenolic character. Alcohol tolerance to 12%. Ideal for Biere de Garde. Ferments dry with rich ester profile and malty palate. Flocculation medium; apparent attenuation 75-80%. (64-78o F)

It's listed on the Wyeast web site as a wheat beer yeast. I used light and amber extract along with biscuit and aromatic malt but no wheat. My OG was 1.082. Does anybody have a clue how this beer will turn out with the Trappist yeast? Thanks
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Should be beer...

Postby dartedplus » Mon May 27, 2002 6:57 am

Hey if you dont like it, just send it to me and I bet I'll think its pretty good. My guess is that it will be just fine. I've had a few trappist ales and they are not just wheat beers. I know it wont be what you were shooting for, but that happens once in a while. You might just be very pleasantly surprised with how well it tastes.
I'm in the middle of moving and cant wait to get settled in so that I can start brewing again. I did throw together a batch of "moving beer" a nice am. pale ale just right for quenching the thirst of all of my helpers. At least I hope I have some helpers. Good luck with it, I think it will turn out fine, Ed
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Right

Postby mickeymac » Mon May 27, 2002 2:29 pm

Who knows? Maybe I'll create a whole new style. It's bubbling away and I'll find out in a few months. Thanks
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