DetailsModeled after a famous Belgian ale brewed by Trappist Monks, this traditional Tripel recipe pours a deep gold with a white, creamy head and the aroma has elements of malt and citrus, which lead to a mildly sweet orange flavor in the finish. It finishes dry despite it's strength making it deceptively drinkable.
Ingredients: 12 lbs. Domestic Pilsner Malt , 8 oz. Caravienne, 4 oz. Aromatic, 2 oz. Styrian Goldings, 2 lbs. Clear Candi Sugar, 1 oz. sweet orange peel, priming sugar, and yeast.
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4.7 / 5.09 ReviewsWorth the Extra Wait for agingI brewed this beer and let it age for 5 months. It definitely was worth the extra time to finish and had the citrus elements described in the notes. With 18lbs of grain it packed a wallop in alcohol content but still was very smooth. Hard to drink more than a pint at a sitting unless you want to go to bed early. A must try!March 9, 2013Best Belgian to date!I've tried my hand at a few Belgian beers in the past but with minimal success. This is hands down the best Belgian beer I have brewed! I requested the Wyeast PC Belgian Canadian Blend yeast (unibrou) instead of the abbey yeast and Midwest was awesome and substituted it out for me. Flavor profile is amazing and for 35 bucks this kit is a great deal!March 21, 2013belgian tripel$30 bucks for this kit...GREAT DEAL! This kit is huge! The beer came out amazing. I will be brewing this one again!August 15, 2013Really yummy brew; watch the yeast countThis is a delicious, high-alcohol brew that's really worth it. Had a little trouble getting it started, though, using the Wyeast smack pack option. Read up on it a little bit, and I guess the higher the alcohol, the higher the yeast count should be. So it's definitely worth making a starter if you're using Wyeast, which has lass than half the number of active yeast cells as a dry yeast.October 22, 2013Wow !This beer is really authentic tasting , easy to make for a Tripel - my new go to Belgium!._x000D_I created a big starter to play it safe and oxygenated the wort but other than that no problems finishing -perhaps unnecessary ..._x000D_Ended up with 10.5 % ABVMarch 9, 2014Great beer if you are patientI brewed this beer 8 months ago. The first 4-6 months it had a pretty strong alcohol bite and was overly sweet in my opinion. I didn't touch one from month 6-8 and something changed. This beer turned into a fantastic belgian tripel. This could be my favorite beer I've made out of 15-20 batches. You need to let this one age!October 20, 2014Hops=HappinessCan't wait till it's ready! My friend brewed this and it tasted amazing. I thought it was really close to Allagash Triple .March 24, 2016don't zoom the package labelThis kit came with 12.75 lbs of grain and 2 lbs of Belgian candy sugar not the 17 lbs of pilsner listed on the label on this website. Brewed today so can't comment on the taste yet. I will update in the future.June 21, 201517 pounds of pilsner?17 pounds of pilsner? I brewed this a couple of days ago and was surprised to get an SG of 1.101, which worked out to about 70% efficiency when entered into a calculator. Midwest's estimate was SG 1.072-1.076. The reason: the bag of malt Midwest sent me contained 17 pounds of Pilsner (Rahr) whereas the ingredients on the website (which I didn't check beforehand) says it should be only 12 pounds. My suggestion to Midwest: on the instruction sheet included with your kits, please clearly list all the ingredients and amounts. In the meantime, I'll wait to see how my extra-strength Tripel tastes.July 29, 2014
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