DetailsYou don't need to visit a Belgian monastery to enjoy a fine Trappist Ale. This regular strength Trappist Ale is easy to brew and a pleasure to drink. Yeast cultured from a bottle of Chimay will perfect this recipe. Wyeast recommended for best results.
Our ingredients for this recipe include 9 Lbs of Domestic 2-row, 8 oz. Caramel 40, 8 oz. Carapils, 1 Lb of candi sugar, 3 oz. of hops, Hallertau aroma hops, priming sugar, grain bag and yeast.
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4.9 / 5.014 ReviewsGreat with timeI brewed this beer late last spring and forgot about it in the secondary fermenter until November. After trying a few bottles I noticed that this beer is fantastic and similar to Chimay red, definitely a repeat. I used the Wyeast trappist yeast with excellent results.January 25, 2013Five StarsI made a batch of this and it will be a staple in my man cave for some time to come. One of the best Trappist I have ever made. All my friends rave about this beer and it does not last long.October 27, 2010Top shelf recipe!!Made this a few months ago and everything went smoothly. This beer is the best I've brewed and has been quite the hit with everyone. I will be making this recipe on a regular basis. Not overly hoppy and well balanced. Great recipe!!July 10, 2011Good stuff!Made this for sharing with guys at work. They all enjoyed it as did I. Will definitely make again. Very smooth with a citrus aftertaste.January 10, 2013AwesomeLeft this in the primary for 2 weeks, secondary for about 2 months. Great color, head, and flavor. I've been drinking it for about 2 months, and haven't noticed any additional improvement within that time, but this is a great beer. Definately brew this one again!January 22, 2013One of the best Trappist I have ever brewedUse the Liquid Yeast. This is one beer where you don't want to save $2 and buy the dry yeast. I used the White Labs Trappist Ale 500 yeast and am very happy with the beer. Give it a few months to come together.January 23, 2013Great regular strength BelgiumI brewed the extract version of this several times in the past. This kit was my first whole grain attempt and it was every bit as good as the extract versions. I like to add a bit of specialB to darken it up a bit.January 29, 2013Noble TrappistThis was the best homebrew clone kit yet. I bottled off a six-pack and kegged the rest using the priming sugar as a "Cask Ale." I sucked my corny keg dry in 3 weeks! It's better bottled. I have two sets of the large 750 ML Grolsch-style bottles and I will bottle it next time as Chimay and the others (I think) are soley bottle brews. And yes--be patient. 2 weeks in primary ferminter; month in secondary [carbouy]; a month in keg with sugar. Depending on what, whom you believe--you may skip the secondary step and just bottle it with sugar and let it age for a while and clear up. Use the Wyeast or Whitelabs. You can harvest yeast from the larger bottles of Chimay.April 3, 2013Awesome Belgian beerI made this last year and gave it time to age. I've gotta say - it's awesome. It's the best Trappist ale I've brewed. My friends really like it. I just made another batch that will be ready later this year. If its as good, I'll put it into the rotation.June 20, 2013trappistmade this with a few people from work on "teach a friend how to brew day". They all loved the finished product. The orange flavor really impressed them.August 18, 2013
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