Belgian Strong Golden Ale All-Grain Kit

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Strong, light in color, and dangerously drinkable. The secret is a high percentage of candi sugar, an easily fermentable sugar that ratchets up the beer's strength while keeping the body light and easy to drink. Smooth mouthfeel, sweet, floral maltinesss, and rich spiciness from hops and yeast.

Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.

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Patterned after some of Belgium's most unique and famous ales, our kit yields a beer that looks innocent in the glass but packs a delicious wallop. The secret is a high percentage of candi sugar, an easily fermentable sugar that ratchets up the beer's strength while keeping the body light and easy to drink. Smooth mouthfeel, sweet, floral maltinesss, and rich spiciness from hops and yeast.

Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Belgian Strong Golden Ale All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleBelgian
Original Gravity1081
Total Time to Make4 months
Reviews
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A sure winner!
My 1st entry in a contest and was pleasantly surprised to have achieved 2nd place by the judges. It had only bottle conditioned for 4 months and like other people commenting it only gets better with age. I added dry yeast at capping which I highly recommend as it added a wonderful champagne like bubbly feel to the character. Other high gravity Belgians I've found take much longer to carbonate without the added yeast.
June 1, 2015
Just gets better with age
A few months after bottling I cracked one open (in December) and it was fairly good. Now (in April) this beer is supreme. It has mellowed to sweet perfection with no alcohol taste at all. This one sneaks-up on you, watch out.
April 23, 2012
Excellent STRONG brew
Aged for 6 months, this is the best tasting beer I have brewed in over 8 years of brewing, simply excellent.
February 7, 2010
Amazing!
As a big fan of the Belgian beers, this has to be the best kit I've ever purchased. You're going to get a beer that looks like a comercial "light beer" but has the Belgian spicy flavor and 9% ABV. This beer reminded me of when I got my first introduction to Belgian beers, in Belgium, oh what a night that was... This is an amazing kit, and will remain in the regular rotation... ORDER THIS ONE!!!
August 14, 2012
Best beer I've brewed in 2 years
I brewed this beer and tried the step mash for the first time. I use an infusion mash and the process was tough and I wound up with a very thin mash. After that when I pitched my starter it hadn't separated so I pitched almost 2 full liters of starter beer. I thought this would be a mess for sure. After 3 weeks in the primary and a week of cold conditioning I kegged it. I think it is the best beer I have ever brewed. It came out better that I could've imagined even if the brew day went perfectly, let alone a screwy brew day! It has that beautiful Belgian spicy flavor and packs a wallop that you don't expect when you taste it. Phenomenal and I highly recommend it if you like this style. I am now worried that to brew it again I have to deliberately make the same mistakes...
May 21, 2011
Best in years
I brewed this kit using the traditional multi step mash, and lagered for a few weeks before kegging. If you haven't brewed this one yet, you should.
January 3, 2011
Wow! What a kick
I did the step mashing as well and ended up with a very cloudy wort. It was still very cloudy going into the secondary (like orange juice cloudy). I added some finings which took care of some of it. Bottled and prayed. After two months of conditioning... it came out clear and delicious. Packs a punch!
February 18, 2012
Ages incredibly well
I posted back in 2011 - see below. I brewed this beer again in March of 2012. This time no step mash and the brew day went fine. The beer turned out great but I bottled this time. I just finished the last bottle and it was one of the best Belgian-style beers I think I ever had. It had mellowed incredibly well - all the rough edges were smooth and it was as perfect as any beer I have brewed and most I've bought. If you like Belgians, brew this beet and set some aside to age. You won't be disappointed!
September 8, 2014
Closest to style
I think this kit is the closest to style of anything I have ever brewed, and one of the all around best brews I have made. It was a big hit with all tasters. Only drawback was how fast it disappeared.
June 28, 2011
Surprised
I was surprised how great this beer turned out. The instructions are excellent and the brew turned out fantastic. This is a brew that you share because its so excellent but then cut everyone off as your supply dwindles. a definate must brew
July 2, 2010
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Hello, I wanted to know if I buy the kit are there more detailed instructions. It list a multi mash schedule but dose not give the amount of water to use for each step. what is the total amount of water needed and how much for each step if i am doing a 5 gallon batch?
L A on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It varies with equipment and system. More detailed instructions are in our equipment instructions that you can refer to. In general, make a thicker mash to start then add near boiling water and stir well to increase the temp in steps. So start with 1 qt/lb then add near boiling water, maybe 1 quart at a time at most and stir well and check temp to hit the targets. Cheers!

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