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Strong Belgian Ale - Belgian Blond Ale


A moderate-strength golden ale that has a subtle fruity-spicy Belgian yeast complexity, slightly malty-sweet flavor, and dry finish.

Flavor Profile: Smooth, light to moderate grainy-sweet malt flavor initially, but finishes medium-dry to dry with some smooth alcohol becoming evident in the aftertaste. Medium hop and alcohol bitterness to balance. Light hop flavor, can be spicy or earthy. Very soft yea

Ingredients: Belgian Pils malt, aromatic malts, sugar, Belgian yeast strains that produce complex alcohol, phenolics and perfumy esters, Saazer-type, Styrian Goldings, or East Kent Goldings hops. Spices are not traditionally used, although the ingredients and fermenta

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Top 10 Belgian Blond Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Belgian Blonde 20 litros ACT 7/4/17
20 L 5.92% 22.67 1.060 1.015
All Grain 7744
Westvleteren Blonde (Clone)
6 gal 5.51% 29.44 1.051 1.009
All Grain 5518
Jacobsen Golden Naked Christmas Ale
26 L 6.2% 21.62 1.068 1.021
All Grain 5342
Denis - Leffe Blond Clone
100 L 5.94% 19.93 1.065 1.019
All Grain 5208
Rose Blonde Ale
23 L 6.46% 20.92 1.063 1.014
All Grain 3773
PIROUETTE
9 L 6.51% 29.13 1.061 1.012
All Grain 3071
Strawberry Blonde
62 L 4.9% 14.07 1.051 1.013
All Grain 2873
21B - Brut IPA
24 L 7.2% 29.92 1.065 1.011
BIAB 2345
Belgian Blonde
5 gal 6.68% 25.85 1.064 1.013
All Grain 1996
La fin du monde
5.5 gal 6.26% 40.34 1.061 1.013
All Grain 1732

Newest Belgian Blond Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
BELGIAN BLONDE
100 L 7.26% 24.8 1.062 1.007
All Grain 34
Double Enghien Blonde Ale
5 gal 6.62% 32.81 1.057 1.007
All Grain 57
Czech blonde 1
19 L 5.33% 20.29 1.049 1.008
All Grain 162
Belgian Blonde Ale
120 gal 5.97% 24.89 1.055 1.009
All Grain 42
Blonde on Blonde
5.5 gal 6.9% 28.04 1.062 1.009
All Grain 46
barrios bajos ale
160 L 6.49% 30.33 1.056 1.007
All Grain 110
Belgian Blond Test
6.5 gal 6.51% 29.09 1.061 1.012
BIAB 25
Fruited Rye Saison
10 L 6.37% 25 1.054 1.005
All Grain 61
quadrupel
48 L 11.26% 0 1.097 1.011
All Grain 122
Belgian Blonde
400 gal 6.64% 12.06 1.056 1.005
Partial Mash 50

Fermentables Used In Belgian Blond Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Belgian - Pilsner 306 Belgian Grain base malt 1.6°L
37 74% 2% - 100%
Cane Sugar 251 Sugar sugar 0°L
46 9% 1% - 100%
Belgian Candi Sugar - Clear/Blond (0L) 172 Sugar sugar 0°L
38 11% 1% - 100%
German - Pilsner 137 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 73% 8% - 100%
Belgian - Biscuit 92 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 4% 1% - 23%
Belgian - Aromatic 83 Belgian Grain roasted malt 38°L
33 4% 1% - 15%
American - Pilsner 80 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 72% 9% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 76 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 11% 1% - 67%
Corn Sugar - Dextrose 72 Sugar sugar 0.5°L
42 10% 1% - 100%
Munich 68 Grain specialty malt 6°L
37 13% 2% - 83%

Hops Used In Belgian Blond Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Saaz 302 3.5 39% 7% - 100%
Styrian Goldings 199 5.5 43% 9% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 91 3.75 44% 7% - 100%
East Kent Goldings 86 5 41% 9% - 100%
Magnum 74 15 34% 4% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 60 4 45% 7% - 100%
Cascade 59 7 38% 8% - 100%
Tettnanger 53 4.5 39% 10% - 100%
Perle 44 8.2 41% 7% - 100%
Northern Brewer 35 7.8 43% 15% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Belgian Blond Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Belgian - Biscuit 8 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 43% 15% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 6 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 60% 34% - 86%
Belgian - Aromatic 6 Belgian Grain roasted malt 38°L
33 46% 13% - 100%
German - CaraMunich I 4 German Grain crystal malt 39°L
34 77% 7% - 100%
Belgian - Pilsner 4 Belgian Grain base malt 1.6°L
37 78% 44% - 98%
Munich 3 Grain specialty malt 6°L
37 47% 42% - 50%
German - Pilsner 3 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 100% 100% - 100%
Belgian - CaraMunich 2 Belgian Grain crystal malt 50°L
33 50% 50% - 50%
United Kingdom - Carastan (30/37) 2 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 34°L
35 56% 50% - 63%
German - Melanoidin 2 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 23% 20% - 25%

Yeasts Used In Belgian Blond Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safbrew - Specialty Ale Yeast T-58 95 Fermentis / Safale Ale 0.115 High 70% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safbrew - Abbaye Yeast BE-256 70 Fermentis / Safale Ale .11 High 82% 54°F 77°F
Mangrove Jack - Belgian Ale Yeast M41 48 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a Medium 85% 64°F 82°F
Wyeast - Belgian Strong Ale 1388 47 Wyeast Ale 0.12 Low 76% 64°F 80°F
Fermentis - Safbrew - General/Belgian Yeast S-33 47 Fermentis / Safale Ale 0.115 High 70% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - Belgian Ardennes 3522 46 Wyeast Ale 0.12 High 74% 65°F 85°F
White Labs - Abbey Ale Yeast WLP530 40 White Labs Ale High Med-High 77.5% 66°F 72°F
White Labs - Belgian Ale Yeast WLP550 34 White Labs Ale Med-High Medium 81.5% 68°F 78°F
White Labs - Monastary Ale Yeast WLP500 34 White Labs Ales High Medium 77.5% 65°F 72°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 34 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F

Other Ingredients Used In Belgian Blond Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 117 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 68 Fining Boil 57% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 66 Water Agt Boil 65% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 60 Water Agt Mash 67% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 60 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 42 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 50%
Coriander Seed 27 Spice Mash 31% 0% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 26 Water Agt Mash 65% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 26 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 56%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 24 Water Agt Mash 27% 0% - 100%

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