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A monastic ale that wears the agrarian roots of the brewing arts on its sleeve: three grains from northern European fields, an ancient yeast, a gift of flowers from the hop vine. Oats and wheat support a body built up by malted barley and undercut by sugar for “digestibility”. The alchemy of yeast, hops, temperature, and time yields beguiling aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, earth, herbs, malt, alcohol, and wild honey. Burnished gold with a tight white glass-coating lacework. Before you uncork your first bottle of this ponderous 8% abv sipper, we'd like to remind you that beer is food – treat your Triple-Grain Tripel accordingly and have it for dinner with some artisanal blue cheese or butter-basted roast chicken.
This is a partial mash beer kit - see our Partial Mash Walkthrough for details.
Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Carmelite Triple-Grain Tripel Partial Mash Brewing Instructions Regional Style Belgian Original Gravity 1081 Total Time to Make 3 months
5.0 / 5.032 ReviewsBest of the Beer Kits!So Far this is the best of the Beer Kits! I will definitely get this one again! And with the grains used I would say very versatile! You could use a variety of yeasts and make this one year round! I'm definitely giving the final product as gifts!Heed the recommendation of having enough kettle! :^) I pitched a yeast starter that I cultured from a Trappist Double I got at our local brew pub. I added a little more flaked grain and 6 row + 2 Lbs of homemade inverted turbanado sugar. 4 weeks in primary 6 weeks in 2'ndry and bottled with inverted tubanado sugar. S.G. was 1.100 and final gravity 1.014. Before priming it smells wonderful and even tastes great! The typical 'plum' character is there with all the other luscious fruity flavors; banana with hints of bubble gum, coriander, cinnamon, honey, clove, etc. Complex but well balanced. What also amazed me is just how "clear" it is! It'll be interesting to see if it stays this way after chilling? I'll let it bottle condition to September 1st when I and my friends celebrate the end/beginning of our Theocratic year! The next time I make this I'll hold it at 92*F-95*F for 45 minuets, raise to 122*F-125*F, make a decoction (boil 30-45 minuets)add, raise and hold for 45 min at 148*-153*F, make a 2nd decoction and hold at 158*F-162*F, mash out at 178*F, sparge and roll the wort for 90 min. an amazing beer if you haven't tried this kit you're missing out!!!June 16, 2015AwesomeAfter 45 or so beers, this is definitely one of the top 3 I have ever made. I added a bit more grain and finished at 11.5%. Dangerously smooth and drinkable, and it is only 2 months old. Can't wait until it matures a bit, if it lasts... If you like triples, this can't be beat.August 21, 2012Perfect matchAfter falling in love with the beer from belgium with a similar name I had to try this. Man am I glad I did. However, after help with replacing windows this was gone in a weekend. Don't do what we did and overdo it. It tastes perfect and complex but it hits hard...November 17, 2010The best recipe NB has to offerFull taste on the palate and very long in complex fruity flavors. Full body develops after 12 weeks bottle conditioning, still a perfect score after 1 year in bottles.December 24, 2013Great beer!Great overall beer, kit came with everything needed except I used a 1L yeast starter to help with assure the 8% ABV is attained. Will definitely buy again!January 20, 2014Award winningI have brewed this several times and it always comes out great. I decided to enter the latest one in our local county fair and ended up winning best of show! Feedback from the certified beer judges was excellent, they all loved it!August 29, 2015Simply ExcellentI agree with all the positive reviews here, and I very rarely give anything 5 stars. Complex and malty, "alcoholly" yet kind of light at the same time. Spices, floral, honey, vanilla tastes. So good. I fermented for 4 weeks, followed by secondary for 7, and then transferred to a keg and carbonated. It was excellent right away. I can't wait to see if it gets even better with a bit of age.September 8, 2013Complex, great finishI am a beginner and this was my first partial mash. I followed the directions as exactly and tried it for the first time last night. It is a complex, rich, full-bodied ale with a great finish.I am siure it will only get better with age.June 23, 2011FantasticI brewed this after new years and just got my first taste. WOW. This is the closed clone beer I have produced to date.April 19, 2012Great! Add lemon zestI can't add anything complementary that hasn't already been said. With that, I sampled my brew after a couple weeks in the secondary & it screamed "ADD LEMON!!!". So I did, and am not regretting it one bit (one half lemon's worth of zest, to be precise). Even if it's cold and dreary outside you'll feel like you've been sitting on the porch on a cool summer's eve watching another perfect day come to a close.May 12, 2012
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 7 answersHi. Are the grains pre-crushed?BEST ANSWER: They are , but please check again when you order to make sure plans have not changed. This is one of my Favorite kits to order.How much does the kit weight?BEST ANSWER: Roughly 14.5 lbsCan you please explain what the difference is between the two temperatures listed with the yeast in this kit- Wyeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes. Att: 7276%. Floc. H 65-85 F. - what is ATT and what is Floc?BEST ANSWER: The attenuation is a term that is given as a percentage to describe the percent of malt sugar that is converted by the yeast strain to ethanol and CO2. Yeast flocculation typically refers to the clumping together (flocculation) of brewing yeast once the sugar in a wort has been fermented into beer
or in other words how well the yeast drops out once fermentation is complete.