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Richard's Farmhouse Blonde Belgian Ale (Mash-Extract)

Our Price: $49.99

Item Number: OBK24
The recipe for this kit comes from our customer Richard Lawrence, the winner of the Belgian Ale category of the 2009 National Organic Brewing Challenge. Truly a beer to celebrate special occasions, this Belgian style ale is a complex, malty Golden Ale accented with a light spicy-peppery flavor. The medium gold color is crowned with a typical Belgian style lacy head which gracefully dissipates. A strong beer (over 7% ABV) that offers a warming alcohol character perfect for a relaxing evening that balances well with the lemon citrus hop flavors. This ale should be allowed to mature for at least 6 weeks in the bottle to allow the best flavors to develop. Contains organic dry malt extract, organic specialty malts, organic hops, organic bottling sugar, organic Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.066. IBU's: 28.

Recommended yeast for this kit: (Not included! Order separately): White Labs #550 Belgian Ale or #570 Belgian Golden Ale, Wyeast #1388 Belgian Strong Ale. For an authentic Belgian style use liquid yeast. The best dry yeast to use is Safbrew T-58

***NOTE: If you choose the option to purchase the kit without DME or corn sugar for bottling you will need to supply your own bottling sugar (corn sugar, DME, etc.). You may not need bottling sugar if you plan to keg your beer.

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Product Reviews

(6 Ratings, 3 Reviews) Average Rating:
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Good Things Come to those Who Wait
Bruce Whitaker (Redmond, WA) 5/2/2011 9:15 PM
Aroma: 8 out of 10 --- Appearance: 4 out of 5 --- Taste: 7 out of 10 --- Palate: 3 out of 5 --- Overall: 16 out of 20 --- Total Score: 3.8 out of 5 ------ There are two different pours possible from this brew, one being careful to leave the yeast cake undisturbed, is a clear orange-honey-amber. The other, allowing some of the lighter top layer of yeast to mix in with the body, is half-opaque with white cloudiness. And the beer gains a bit of flavor complexity from the stirred up yeast. ------ You don't want to leave a freshly opened bottle sitting for too long, as the carbonation is very active. In a minute or two, foam will issue forth from the bottle top and erupt over the counter. Even the most careful initial pour will produce a massive off-white mousse of a head that takes some time to fade. Lacing is minimal. ------ Aromas of slightly under-ripe banana, honeydew mellon, and clove, with a whiff of alcohol. And you can tell from across the room, this is going to be a great farmhouse ale. Taste is chewy fresh-baked bread, apricot, ripe white currants, cinnamon, black pepper, and faint coriander. Sparkly mouth feel and a clean fresh finish. This one took twelve weeks in the cellar to condition, and it was worth the wait.
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Good Things Come to those Who Wait
Bruce Whitaker (Redmond, WA) 5/2/2011 8:59 PM
Using RateBeer's rating scale: Aroma: 8 out of 10 Appearance: 4 out of 5, Taste: 7 out of 10, Palate: 3 out of 5, Overall: 16 out of 20, Total Score: 3.8 ------ There are two different pours possible from this brew, one being careful to leave the yeast cake undisturbed, is a clear orange-honey-amber. The other, allowing some of the lighter top layer of yeast to mix in with the body, is half opaque with white cloudiness. And the beer gains a bit of flavor complexity from the stirred up yeast. ------- You don't want to leave a freshly opened bottle sitting for too long, as the carbonation is very active. In a minute or two, foam will issue forth from the bottle top and erupt over the counter. Even the most careful initial pour will produce a massive off white mousse of a head that takes some time to fade. Lacing is minimal. ------- Aromas of slightly under-ripe banana, honeydew mellon, and clove, with a slight whiff of alcohol. And you can tell from across the room, this is going to be a great farmhouse ale. Taste is chewy fresh baked bread, apricot, ripe white currants cinnamon, black pepper, and faint coriander. Sparkly mouth feel and a clean fresh finish. This one took a twelve weeks in the cellar to condition, and it was worth the wait.
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BrewMaster for Monroe Avenue Brew Club & only member.
Gary Hewett (Aptos, CA) 9/10/2010 1:10 PM
As a new brewer learning the ropes, I find my self reluctant to be overly judgemental so I will just tell you what I liked and what I disliked. Liked the ABV of 7.1, no whimpyness there. Smooth going down the hatch. What I disliked was the overwhelming banana taste and smell, just way too much for me, I could not get past that. So I discovered, I no like banana/fruity beer. And as a new brewer I should stick to the quicker aging beers as that by the time it acctually got to the correct aging time 6 weeks, I new I didn't like it and gave away much of the rest, some people liked it some didn't.
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