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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Strong Belgian Ale Belgian Golden Strong Ale

BJCP 25C

BJCP 2015 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale example
25C - Belgian Golden Strong Ale

 

Overall Impression

A pale, complex, effervescent, strong Belgian-style ale that is highly attenuated and features fruity and hoppy notes in preference to phenolics.

Comments

References to the devil are included in the names of many commercial examples of this style, referring to their potent alcoholic strength and as a tribute to the original example (Duvel). The best examples are complex and delicate. High carbonation helps to bring out the many flavors and to increase the perception of a dry finish. Traditionally bottle-conditioned (or refermented in the bottle).

Commercial Examples

Brigand, Delirium Tremens, Dulle Teve, Duvel, Judas, Lucifer, Piraat, Russian River Damnation

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VITAL

  • OG:  1070 - 1095
  • FG:  1005 - 1016
  • ABV: 7.5 - 10.5
  • IBU: 22 - 35
  • SRM: 3 - 6
BJCP 2015 25C - Belgian Golden Strong Ale Commercial Example
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