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Belgian Golden Strong Ale • All Grain • 5 gal


gravity too high. bottled on 2-07. Perhaps the best beer i've ever brewed according to my tastes. Started as a Duval clone, but not successful at that. Just a really good BGSA.maybe would be improved by a minimal addition of flavoring hops

January 3, 2018 at 01:28pm

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Ingredients (All Grain5 gal)

  • 11 lbs Belgian Pils

    Belgian Pils

    Pilsner style malted barley grain.

  • .5 lbs Weyermann Carapils®/Carafoam®; Weyermann

    Weyermann Carapils®/Carafoam®; Weyermann

    German-grown two-row spring barley (2004 harvest). Product Characteristics: Same color rating and brewing characteristics as regular Weyermann Pilsner Malt, except for enhanced foam production, head retention, and fuller body and mouthfeel. Recommended Quantities: Up to 5% of total grain bill for pale/blond beers; up to 40% for Bockbier Suitability (beer styles): Lagers: Pils/Pilsner/Pilsener, all pale to golden lagers, low-alcohol beer, “light“ beer, Bockbier

  • 2 lbs Corn Sugar

    Corn Sugar

    Use in priming beer or in extract recipes where flaked maize would be used in a mash.

  • 1 oz Northern Brewer - 9.6 AA% whole; boiled 50 min

    Northern Brewer

    Used for bittering with strong flavors and very fragrant in steam beers, dark English ales, and German lagers. Aroma is medium-strong with evergreen and mint overtones.

  • 1 oz Saaz - 3.6 AA% whole; boiled 5 min


    Used for finishing pilseners, continental lagers, and wheats. The aroma is spicy and pleasant with fragrant overtones.

  • Wyeast 1388 Belgian Strong Ale™

    Wyeast 1388 Belgian Strong Ale™

    Robust flavor yeast with moderate to high alcohol tolerance. Fruity nose and palate, dry, tart finish.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 25 - Strong Belgian Ale

Subcategory: C - Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.079 1.070 - 1.095
Terminal Gravity: 1.010 1.005 - 1.016
Color: 4.8 SRM 3 - 6
Alcohol: 9.0% ABV 7.5% - 10.5%
Bitterness: 36.1 IBU 22 - 35


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