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Belgian Ale - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
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(Makes 5 gallons) Belgian ales are really about creating a simple yet elegant malt base upon which the unique Belgian yeast strains can create their wonderful, complex flavors. This Belgian Ale is their equivalent of our pale ale in alcoholic strength and body. The difference is that the hops are very subdued and only complimentary where as in many American beers hops can create a majority of the flavor profile. One is not better than the other just different, and we love diversity in beer.

Terms used to describe Belgian Ales include phenolic, fruity, with the occasional clove, plum, and banana flavors coming through. Sometimes you just have to try one to understand. In the Dubble and Triple you will have some higher alcohol flavors coming through. This version is less alcoholic and highly drinkable.

Any of the four Belgian yeast strains that we carry from Whitelabs could be used in any of the Belgian recipes. They are all excellent in their own right. The malt extract for this kit is made entirely from our German Pilsner Malt, giving it authentic European flavor. We use turbinado sugar to help up the alcohol and dry out the beer during fermentation.

Estimated Original Gravity:1.049-53
SRM (Color Range: 3.5
IBU's: 31-34 Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled unless otherwise requested at the time of purchase.

WLP500 - White Labs Monastery
WLP530 - White Labs Abbey Ale
WY1214 - Wyeast Belgian Abbey
WY3787 - Wyeast Trappist High Gravity
IYB48 - Imperial Triple Double
IYB63 - Imperial Monastic
 

ABV %5
IBU21
SRM4
Beer StyleBelgian
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessLow (10-25ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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LIGHTER BEER
DENNIS G on Apr 21, 2018
LIGHTER BEER
DENNIS G on Apr 21, 2018
Wanted to try a different style
Gary K on Apr 20, 2018
Wanted to try a different style
Gary K on Apr 20, 2018
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I brewed this without any expectations, but was extremely pleased with the result. I was growing a bit tired of IPA's so I thought I would try something a little more simple. This beer turned out fantastic. Easy drinking, great color and pleasant aroma. It actually reminded me a bit like a lager with its light color and minimal hop zing. This is one that I think would appeal to just about anyone. Used White Labs Abbey Ale yeast on this one.
April 24, 2017
Good if you like belgians
So i like belgian beers and have predominately been brewing these. This recipe was perfect for a belgian taste without getting trashed. I used Trappist teases and a large starter of Brett Trois to get a nice fruity and dry finish. I will be brewing this one again.
November 19, 2013