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Strong Belgian Ale - Belgian Golden Strong Ale


A pale, complex, effervescent, strong Belgian-style ale that is highly attenuated and features fruity and hoppy notes in preference to phenolics.

Flavor Profile: Marriage of fruity, spicy and alcohol flavors supported by a soft malt character. Esters are reminiscent of pears, oranges or apples. Low to moderately low phenols are peppery in character. A low to moderate spicy hop character is often present. Alcohols

Ingredients: Pilsner malt with substantial sugary adjuncts. Saazer-type hops or Styrian Goldings are commonly used. Belgian yeast strains are used – those that produce fruity esters, spicy phenolics and higher alcohols – often aided by slightly warmer fermentation tem

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Top 10 Belgian Golden Strong Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
2023 golden strong ale
23 L 7.8% 28.59 1.070 1.014
All Grain 6294
Delirium Tremens Clone
32 L 8.78% 33.92 1.081 1.014
All Grain 6229
Duvel Clone
1 gal 9.69% 28.74 1.081 1.007
All Grain 5098
Houblon chouffe LK67
22 L 7.53% 45.61 1.064 1.006
All Grain 4907
Aludra's Dwarven Ale
5.5 gal 9.67% 29.77 1.093 1.020
BIAB 3787
The Golden æl
3.5 gal 8.78% 33.58 1.085 1.018
Partial Mash 3555
UBX - Belgian Strong Golden Ale
60 L 7.51% 29.01 1.081 1.023
All Grain 3470
Imperial Witbier
12 gal 7.77% 55.12 1.078 1.018
All Grain 3399
25C - Belgian Strong Golden - BSG
24 L 9.13% 30.14 1.079 1.009
BIAB 2391
Cherub Nectar - Belgian Golden Strong
5.5 gal 8.32% 37.7 1.076 1.012
All Grain 2012

Newest Belgian Golden Strong Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Wedding Belles
5.5 gal 7.57% 33.83 1.074 1.016
All Grain 14
GT Tripel
465 gal 8.42% 37.93 1.079 1.015
All Grain 11
Belgian Strong Golden Ale
5.25 gal 7.95% 31.06 1.076 1.016
All Grain 38
Golden Ale
5.5 gal 7.5% 23.5 1.075 1.018
All Grain 31
King2
700 L 8.95% 30.59 1.091 1.023
All Grain 48
La Chouffe clone
5.5 gal 8.03% 33.97 1.073 1.012
All Grain 95
Vinnie Cilurzo’s Strong Golden Ale
5.5 gal 7.76% 27.55 1.072 1.013
All Grain 83
Duvel ala Langeweg/øen
25 L 5.71% 18.28 1.057 1.014
extract 72
Belgian strong
5.5 gal 8.45% 29.44 1.077 1.013
All Grain 85
Golden Beams - Belgian Golden Strong
1.25 gal 9.43% 32.57 1.079 1.007
BIAB 70

Fermentables Used In Belgian Golden Strong Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Belgian - Pilsner 249 Belgian Grain base malt 1.6°L
37 74% 11% - 100%
Cane Sugar 230 Sugar sugar 0°L
46 13% 2% - 33%
Belgian Candi Sugar - Clear/Blond (0L) 171 Sugar sugar 0°L
38 12% 0% - 40%
German - Pilsner 107 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 70% 10% - 100%
Corn Sugar - Dextrose 100 Sugar sugar 0.5°L
42 12% 2% - 25%
American - Pilsner 61 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 71% 21% - 100%
Belgian - Biscuit 50 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 5% 0% - 39%
German - Acidulated Malt 50 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 3% 1% - 8%
Aromatic 47 Grain base malt 38°L
33 4% 0% - 13%
US - Pale 2-Row 44 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 63% 7% - 100%

Hops Used In Belgian Golden Strong Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Saaz 317 3.5 37% 1% - 100%
Styrian Goldings 205 5.5 41% 4% - 100%
Magnum 76 15 43% 4% - 100%
Tettnanger 57 4.5 42% 3% - 100%
East Kent Goldings 48 5 42% 3% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 41 3.75 40% 7% - 100%
Cascade 28 7 35% 13% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 26 4 36% 9% - 67%
Domestic Hallertau 25 3.9 40% 11% - 100%
Citra 24 11 33% 8% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Belgian Golden Strong Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Aromatic 7 Grain base malt 38°L
33 38% 11% - 62%
Belgian - Biscuit 6 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 45% 17% - 100%
Belgian - Pilsner 6 Belgian Grain base malt 1.6°L
37 85% 44% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 4 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 43% 11% - 100%
Belgian - CaraVienne 4 Belgian Grain crystal malt 20°L
34 54% 22% - 100%
American - White Wheat 3 American Grain base malt 2.8°L
40 33% 13% - 60%
Weyermann - Abbey Malt 3 German Grain base malt 17°L
36.8 66% 31% - 100%
Flaked Oats 2 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 67% 33% - 100%
Aromatic Malt 2 Grain specialty malt 20°L
35 25% 7% - 43%
American - Vienna 2 American Grain base malt 4°L
35 51% 13% - 89%

Yeasts Used In Belgian Golden Strong Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Wyeast - Belgian Strong Ale 1388 83 Wyeast Ale 0.12 Low 76% 64°F 80°F
White Labs - Belgian Golden Ale Yeast WLP570 63 White Labs Ale High Low 75.5% 68°F 75°F
Fermentis - Safbrew - Abbaye Yeast BE-256 60 Fermentis / Safale Ale .11 High 82% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safbrew - Specialty Ale Yeast T-58 49 Fermentis / Safale Ale 0.115 High 70% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - Belgian Ardennes 3522 45 Wyeast Ale 0.12 High 74% 65°F 85°F
Mangrove Jack - Belgian Ale Yeast M41 36 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a Medium 85% 64°F 82°F
White Labs - Belgian Strong Ale Yeast WLP545 34 White Labs Ale High Medium 81.5% 66°F 72°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 25 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Mangrove Jack - Belgian Tripel M31 25 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a Medium 85% 64°F 82°F
Lallemand - LALBREW® ABBAYE BELGIAN ALE YEAST 24 Lallemand Belgian Ales High Medium 88% 63°F 77°F

Other Ingredients Used In Belgian Golden Strong Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 100 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 67 Water Agt Boil 53% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 60 Water Agt Mash 13% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 55 Water Agt Mash 66% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 53 Water Agt Mash 5% 0% - 38%
Irish Moss 39 Fining Boil 57% 0% - 100%
Coriander Seed 27 Spice Boil 39% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 20 Water Agt Mash 4% 0% - 29%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 20 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 18 Water Agt Mash 74% 3% - 100%

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