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- Stan Hieronymus (author of Brew Like a Monk) and Kristen England (BJCP Continuing Education Director) bring this special kit to your table. A wonderful example of a Belgian strong dark ale that brewed in the Trappist fashion. A very dangerous beer that seems lighter than its (approximately) 9% abv would suggest. High carbonation, peppery alcohol, spicy cloves, rum-raisin and caramelized figs. Simply sublime!
Recommended:2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
Note: If you wish to achieve a level of carbonation similar to the commercial examples of this beer, add an additional 1 to 2 oz plain table sugar to the priming solution.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for The Number 8 All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style Belgian Original Gravity 1084 Total Time to Make 2 months
- 4.9 / 5.015 ReviewsBottled and aged for 12-months before drinking. Luscious mouthfeel, essences of dried fruit and malt. Would gladly order again.April 2, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoThe waitI pitched at too high a temp - 80 and it finished with fusel flavors after a year. It's been 16 months and has cleaned up very nicely - not a hint of fusel alcohol at all. I added the extra bottling sugar but is still a little bit undercarbed and will probably remain that way at this point Would have been ready sooner had I not pitched the yeast so hastily, but to those who make the same mistake, take heart! It will come around. Am grabbing a big bottle to bring to my sister's along with a big turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. As others have said, this is a smooth satisfying beer. Next time, I'm going to make sure the wort is at the right pitching temp, and there will be a next time.November 27, 2014wonderfulexcellent beer with some kick. Great flavor and an all around good easy drinking and dangerous Belgian dark beerJanuary 22, 2014Good StuffBeen wanting to brew up a Belgian Dark Strong for a long time, but hadn't formulated my recipe yet. I see that NB had this kit, so I figured I'd give it a try. Quality kit.October 17, 2013Atheists beware!A brew like this one could make an atheist join the monastery. Velvety smooth mouthfeel with warming alcohol notes, light Belgian phenolic tastes of banana, and a bready finish. The head leaves a fine white lacework down the glass as it descends into immortality.January 3, 2013Great stuffI made this with 2 lbs of belgian candi syrup(90,45) and wyeast 1388...turned out great. If I could do anything different I would change the 90 syrup to the darker one. Still a great recipe.December 27, 2012STRONG good beerThis beer is STRONG, definetly needs to rest in the bottle for at least 2 months before drinking. My original gravity was a little low (1.070), but still a stong beer. Once the beer rests for about 2 months, it has a nice smooth taste with a warm finish. I have placed most of this brew in storage and plan to drink after about 6 months of bottle conditioning. Not sure you can find a stonger beer with a better tase.February 20, 2012drink like a monkThe tears of Jesus wouldn't taste as good as this beer. I drank my last bottle last night (it's been 1.5 years since bottling) and it's SO good. When it was first carbed it was a little on the Hot side, but it mellows quickly and at 6 months it's perfection.May 6, 2011even better 2 years down the roadI am drinking a couple after 2 years in the bottle, and it is better than ever. Ensure that the beer is cooled down a bit from room temperature because it is highly carbonated and will explode out of the bottle. A lower temp will prevent that.I give this 6 pints, 12 thumbs up, 7 stars, and five aces.April 3, 2011Good brew, different yeast maybe though?I've brewed this twice, first time to the letter (with two Activators), and the second time I added 1.5# of Pils and made a 2L starter on stir plate with 2 Activators, mashed at 152 for 90 min, and oxygenated the wort. Second time was much better IMO. Started at 1.090, finished at 1.013, and there's a very subtle warming feeling. The only thing is that while the description is very accurate, it's not very "Belginey" than a Chimay Grande Reserve, or the like. Next time I make it I'm gonna sub in 1214.December 30, 2010