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  • Gold Faithful Belgian Extra Pale Ale

    Belgian Pale Ale is the often overlooked cousin to its English counterpart. It's been around hundreds of years and comes in numerous variations. A fine version gives you great complexity and will often showcase Saaz and Goldings type hops. This one comes in a bit hoppier than traditional, and uses Antwerp Ale yeast to accentuate the bitterness and hop flavors.

    Type: Ale

    Style: Belgian / French Ales

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: Extract with grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    5 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light DME 60 min boil
    1 lb Goldpils® Vienna Malt Steeping grain
    0.75 lb Aromatic Munich Malt Steeping grain
    0.25 lb Special Roast Malt Steeping grain
    1 oz Saaz Hops (3.5% AAU) 60 min boil
    1 oz Styrian Aurora Hops (6.0% AAU) 30 min boil
    1 oz Saaz Hops (3.5% AAU) 20 min boil
    1 oz Styrian Aurora Hops (6.0% AAU) 10 min boil
    1 pack WLP515 Antwerp Ale Yeast Fermenter
    1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient 10 min boil


    1. Bring 2.5 galons of water to 152°F and steep grains for 30 minutes.
    2. Remove grains and stir in 5 lb of CBW® Pilsen Light DME.
    3. Bring water to a boil and add 1 oz of Saaz hops.
    4. After 30 minutes, add 1 oz Styrian Aurora hops.
    5. In 10 minutes, add 1 oz Saaz hops.
    6. Boil 10 more minutes and add 1 oz Styrian Aurora hops, and yeast nutrient.
    7. After 10 more minutes, turn heat off.
    8. Cool beer to 55°F. Transfer to fermenter. Fill to 5 gallons with water.
    9. Pitch a pack of White Labs WLP515 Antwerp Ale Yeast.

    Primary Fermentation: 1 week at 67°F-70°F.

    Secondary Fermentation: 2 weeks at 67°F-70°F.

    Fermentation Notes: Force carbonate or bottle condition with 3/4 dissolved priming sugars and 1/4 packet of WLP515 yeast for 3-4 weeks.

    Original Gravity: 1.052

    Final Gravity: 1.013

    Alcohol by Weight:

    Alcohol by Volume: 5.5%

    IBU: 50

    Color: 8