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  • Golden Dragon Belgian Strong Ale

    From East Flanders, versatile yeast that can produce light Belgian ale to high gravity Belgian beers. A combination of fruitiness and phenolic characteristics dominate the flavor profile. Some sulfur is produced during fermentation, which will dissipate following the end of fermentation.

    Type: Ale

    Style: Belgian / French Ales

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: All grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    18 lbs Brewers Malt Base
    1 lb Amber Belgian Candi Sugar Boil 90 minutes
    0.75 oz Fuggles Hops (4% AA) Boil 90 minutes
    0.75 oz Fuggles Hops (4% AA) Boil 60 minutes
    0.5 oz Tettnanger Hops (5.5% AA) Boil 1 minute
    0.5 oz Hallertau Hersbruecker Hops (2.9% AA) Boil 1 minute
    0. 75 oz Coriander Crushed, Boil 1 minute
    0.5 oz Dried Orange Peel Boil 1 minute
    2 vials WLP570 Belgian Golden Ale Yeast


    1. Upward step infusion mash with grains (123ºF 10 min; 145ºF 15 min; 151ºF 60 min; 160ºF 15 min; 168ºF 10 min)
    2. Collect 7.5 gallons into the boiler
    3. Boil down to 6 gallons
    4. Collect 5 gallons in fermenter

    Primary Fermentation: 18 days at 75ºF

    Secondary Fermentation: 50 days at 70ºF

    Fermentation Notes: Bottle condition 6 months

    Original Gravity: 1.094

    Final Gravity: 1.021

    Alcohol by Weight: 7.4%

    Alcohol by Volume: 9.4%

    IBU: 22.8

    Color: 13.5 SRM