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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


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