Tres Fem Belgian Golden Ale - All Grain Kit (5 Gallons)

Tres Fem Belgian Golden Ale - All Grain Kit (5 Gallons)

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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. 2-Row Pale, Flaked Barley and Wheat Malt build the beer up, while Saaz hops balance it out. 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
  • IBUs: 7-11
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 7.5%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.
ABV %7.5
Beer StyleSpecialty
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentHigh (7-9%)
BitternessLow (10-25ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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Spouse loves Belgians (beer, that is)
Sean B on Jun 19, 2019
Spouse loves Belgians (beer, that is)
Sean B on Jun 19, 2019
Have not brewed a Belgium Ale in a long time and this looked really good.
Chad Rau on Mar 22, 2018
Have not brewed a Belgium Ale in a long time and this looked really good.
Chad Rau on Mar 22, 2018

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Rated 4 out of 5
Wonderful Belgian Strong Ale...not much Cherry flavor
I am a sucker for just about any Belgian style and was intrigued by the lambic comparisons that I read in the reviews for this kit. I brewed the all-grain version and the resulting beer turned out very good for a Belgian Strong Ale. Not much cherry flavor to it except perhaps on the lingering aftertaste. Still, a great beer that I am enjoying a lot, I'd double the tart cherry contribution next time.
June 15, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great brew!
I recently started brewing again after 20 year layoff. I chose this as my second brew. I used my Robobrewer and Fermentasaurus to cook and ferment. My OG and FG were not as expected, but I was using a funky optical hydrometer and I will use conventional in the future.

I used the White Labs Belgian Ale yeast and put it in a 1500ml starter on a stir plate for 24 hours prior to pitching, and used an oxygen wand after pumping from the brewer to the fermenter at 65 degrees.. I bottled after 2 weeks, but maybe should have waited another week as there were still signs of activity. I had lots of activity within first couple of hours and it perked hard for 4 to 5 days. I kept pressure at or below 12 psi throughout.

Popped first cap after 2 weeks aging and was very pleased at the result. Each week it keeps getting better. Everyone that has sampled it said, WOW, this is really good!

Will definitely be making this again!,
Grain kit unboxing.
Robobrew mashing at 152 degrees.
Sparging at 170 degrees.
Cycling wort through chiller in an ice bucket. Boiling to 65 degrees in about an hour.
Day two of fermenting. Quite a head created by those hungry yeasties.
October 20, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
One of my wife's favorites - mine too
I've done 15 gal of this last year alone. Great party beer.
May 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Great golen ale
I was initially worried about the cherry flavor being over bearing. That is not the case, it has a wonderful golden ale flavor and not fruity at all.
May 7, 2013