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Belgian Golden Strong

Rich,with a wonderful marriage of fruity, spicy, alcohol and malty flavors, this Belgian ale is the perfect accompaniment to a chaise lounge chair and a sunset. Characterized by its high alcohol content, it's surprisingly light on the palate, thanks to the rock candy.

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
10 lbs Brewers Malt Base
1 lb Wheat Malt, White Wheat
8 oz Carapils® Malt Dextrine
1 lb Clear Rock Candy Boil 5 minutes
1 oz Styrain Goldings Hops Boil 60 minutes
1 oz Saaz Hops Boil 5 minutes
1 vial WLP515 Antwerp Ale Yeast


  1. Mash at 152ºF for 60 minutes
  2. Sparge at 170ºF
  3. Knock out at 65ºF
  4. Oxygenate highly
  5. Cool to 72ºF
  6. Oxygenate and pitch yeast

Primary Fermentation: 10 days at 65ºF

Secondary Fermentation: 4 days at 35ºF

Fermentation Notes: Bottle condition

Original Gravity: 1.080

Final Gravity: 1.018

Alcohol by Weight:

Alcohol by Volume: 8.1%

IBU: 28

Color: 5 SRM


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