Belgian Tripel Extract Beer Recipe Kit
The next step up from Dubbel in the monastic beer classification, Tripel is higher in alcohol than Dubbel but is actually lighter in color and body. The addition of clear candi sugar dilutes the malt bill, which helps preserve the golden color and makes the body deceptively light for a beer of this strength. Spicy and fruity with a gentle sweetness and hints of alcohol throughout leading to a dry and mildly bitter finish.
Due to the high starting gravity of this kit, we recommend pitching multiple packs of yeast or preparing a yeast starter for best results.
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|Beer Style||Trappist/Belgian Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
No one is more impatient than me for this recipe to go to bottle. only one month in fermenting stage out of two required.
I realize that I am probably at fault, though I followed the brewing instructions to the letter, for this batch of Belgian Tripel coming out more like an English Brown Ale. Very dark with a heavier taste than what is typical for a tripel. It's drinkable, but not what I was shooting for at all. My son recently made a batch of Irish Red and that was amazing!
1.5 months into secondary fermentation. Color is much darker than advertised. Followed directions exactly. Hope taste will turn out OK.
The color is much darker than advertised. I followed the directions exactly but the beer is very dark after I made sure to fully stir in the extract during the boil. The brew is still in the secondary but I am hoping the taste is good even though the color is not.
Using the economy brew kettle provided with NB's beer kits, the lme caramelized and turned the tripel into more of an amber/dubbel color. I had it in a secondary for 2 months, as stated on the recipe, bottled it, tasted it, and got some weird off flavors. It doesn't taste or look like a tripel after making a yeast starter and doing a secondary fermentation. I can troubleshoot and try again next time, for a more golden, better tripel.