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​BELGIAN GOLDEN STRONG

 A golden, complex, effervescent, strong Belgian-style ale.

1st Place Belgian Ales, 3rd Best of Show, Door Country Homebrew Festival 2013, 3rd Place Bluegrass Cup 2015

This beer is very dry which makes it remarkably easy to drink, but at the same time it is a strong ale, with a 9.5% ABV. A well known commercial version of the style is Duvel.  

Like many Belgian beers, this ale includes sugar in the recipe, which helps lighten and dry out the beer.  It also relies heavily on the yeast strains used for much of its flavor profile. 

Grain Bill
11 lbs Pilsner Malt
2.5 lbs Cane Sugar
1 lb Extra Light Dry Malt Extract
1 lb. Wheat Malt

Hop Schedule
1.25 oz. Mt. Ranier hops (6% aa)  60 minutes
1 oz. Challenger hops (5.2% aa) 60 minutes

Yeast
Belgian Golden Ale Yeast
Abbey Ale Yeast


For the Beer Geeks
Original Gravity: 1.074
Final Gravity:  1.004
ABV:  9.5%
Bitterness: 32.1 IBUs
Mash:  148 F for 60 minutes, single infusion, batch sparge
Fermentation started at 60F, ramped up to 76F