A dry and nicely hopped fruity pale ale, this Belgian is slightly stronger than its British counterparts.
Specialty malts: Caravienne®
Featured hops: Hersbrucker, Styrian Golding
O.G. = 1.054
F.G. = 1.012
Approximately 5.5% ABV
Approximately 180 Cal / 12 oz
Makes 5 US gallons
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I up-scaled the AHS recipe from 5 to 7.5 gallons. Ending up tasting similar to Leffe but I used Chimay yeast instead of whatever they suggested, it's also a bit more hop forward. Ferment control I pitched around 60-70. Let it rise 63. Day 2 let rise to 64. Day 3 let rise to 65 (Should die out into yeast rafts) Day 4 let rise to 68 I had trouble hitting mash temps, came in 140ish meant 152. So in 30 minutes I raised temp to 152 and extended mash time from 60 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes. Still a perfect tasting Belgian beer.
I just brewed this beer. Its similiar to Fat Tire but with a little more body. I don't agree that this is a "dry" beer. Wonderful aroma. Great flavor. I did the mini mash. I'll brew this again for sure.
My first recipe as well. Turned out excellent. I bought some different Belgian ales to compare it against and it came out most similar to the Widmer W '09
Delicious! I cold crashed it for about a week in the keg. It was unbelievable. As it warmed to cellar temperature in the glass, the flavors intensified.
This was my first recipe I ever brewed. Over a long Christmas holiday, I started brewing. Followed the directions to a "T" and it turned out great. I cannot believe that I can brew beer this good. I gave my boss 6 and he claims it is the best beer he has ever drank. I will definitely brew this again but with the mini-mash. Also, the carbonation is not real heavy so don't expect a frothy mug but it was still enough to privide a head. Slightly fruity, not too much bitterness, and a nice malt flavor, for a very balanced beer.