Beer Style: Belgian Golden Strong Ale (18D)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons
I used the ingredients listed below to make a trappist ale. The recipe I followed was based on one in "Winner's Circle". Unfortunately, two months after bottling, the ale has an incredibly strong alcoholic kick to it, and is undrinkable. I realize the recipe calls for quite a bit of extract and honey, but shouldn't the ale be at least drinkable by now? Should I continue to let it age? Will the alcoholic content decrease with time? Any suggestions?
Boiled 2 gallons of water, extract, and honey for one hour. Finished with hops. Fermented in plastic at 70 degrees F for nine days. Bottled using corn sugar.
Source: Jai Harpalani