Style: Belgian Strong Golden Ale Brewed: August 26, 2012 Bottled: September 10, 2012 OG: 1.094 FG: 1.010 IBUs: 27 ABV: 11% Grains 15 lbs Belgian Pilsner Malt 0.25 lb Biscuit Malt 0.25 lb Cara-Pils Sugars 2 lbs Sucrose Spices (at 15 minutes) 1 oz Coriander Seeds 4 g Ginger Root 4 g Seeds of Paradise Hops 60 min: 2 oz Saaz (3.5% AA) 30 min: 1 oz German Saphir (4.6% AA) 1 min: 1 oz Saaz (3.5% AA) Yeast Belgian Abbey II (Wyeast #1762)
Attempt at a quick grain-to-glass beer…very REVved up!
I used a similar spice profile that was used with the Pink Elephant, but there should certainly be more body on this beer. (Pink Elephant was the first all grain attempt…and while it wasn’t bad, I really didn’t have an understanding of just HOW important a mash temperature was.)
Banana esters were more than abundant during the fermentation, you would have thought I was fermenting a smoothie. We’ll see if those come through in the finished product.
(Not much better to do on a rain day.)