Belgian beer lovers rejoice! We were lucky enough to get Hale's Ales' Trés Fem recipe, and are now able to pass this along to our customers. This beer was originally brewed as a collaboration by Kathleen Hale (Hale's Ales), Jessica Husted and Reina Powers of Der Blokken Brewery. Tart cherries are what turn this semi-standard recipe into such a craveable beer. We recommend using our WLP550 Belgian Ale, or WY1762 Belgian Abbey yeast with this kit. Trés Fem is a delicious, crisp and very drinkable ale that combines a slight bit of tartness with a delicate cherry flavor, strongly reminiscent of a Belgian Kriek. We've added in our very own Tart Cherry Syrup which is how you'll acquire that tangy-sweet flavor when brewing this ale. Although this is a very drinkable beer, do not be fooled - the estimated ABV is 7.5%!
Makes 5 gallons
Estimated Original Gravity: 1.068-1.073
SRM (Color Range): 8
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 7.5%
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Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.