Now that I have a couple of very successful blonde/amber Belgian ales under my belt. I want to try something a little different for the next brew day. I'm thinking of something along the lines of a dark brown ale brewed with the same trappist yeast. I personally really like quadrupels, but the high (10% and more) ABV makes me not drink them as often as I'd like. I'm thinking to try a 7% or so ABV dark strong ale, with similar characteristics. This is my idea so far: Pilsner 60% Abbey or Aromatic 10% Special B 6% Some sort of Crystal 45L 6% Roasted barley 2% Sugar 10% I want to make sure that the flavors of the malt will complement each other and won't clash, and also that the result won't be cloying. This will ferment down to 1.007 FG, so it won't be overly sweet. The sugar addition is meant to cut the body a little, so it doesn't feel too heavy.