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Belgian Strong Ale

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Belgian Strong Ale

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Beer Style: Belgian Tripel  (18C)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Belgian Tripel


We brewed this a few weeks ago,aiming for a Belgian Trippel, but the resulting brew was a lovely golden ale color. At about 9--1/2 percent alcohol it seemed innapropriate to call it a double. After four days in the bottle, tasted room temperature, it was fantastic. No bananas yet, but we're of course expecting them.

This seemed like overhopping ad nauseum, but it came out wonderfully balanced. The cinnamon, of course, is a drop in the ocean of flavor.


  • 3/4 cup, Belgian special roast malt
  • 3/4 cup, English crystal malt (80L)
  • 10 pounds, Northwestern gold extract
  • 1/4 pound, light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon, cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon, Irish moss
  • 1 ounce, Fuggles pellets (boil)
  • 3/4 ounce, Cascade pellets (boil)
  • 3/4 ounce, Saaz whole hops (1/2 hour)
  • 3/4 ounce, Styrian Golding pellets (1/2 hour)
  • 2 ounces, fresh Cascade (aroma, 15 minutes)
  • 1/4 ounce, Saaz (finish)
  • 1/2 ounce, Olympic pellets (finish)
  • 1/2 ounce, Cascade pellets (finish)
  • Wyeast #1214 Belgian

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.083
Final Gravity: 1.009
Alcohol by Vol: 9.69%
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Brought to boil the Belgian and English crystal. Removed grains. Boiled 1 hour with extract, Fuggles and Cascade, brown sugar, cinnamon and Irish moss.