I was in San Diego last winter and loved a local beer called four scowling owls by Karl Strauss Brewery. Been wanting to brew this but pretty inexperienced in putting a recipe together. I found some info on the beer and was hoping someone would take a shot at putting together a 5 gallon all grain recipe together from the following info:
Four Scowling Owls is a 9% ABV robust Belgian-style Tripel with a citrus zest character and peppery, dry finish. The deep golden beer is brewed with a blend of pale and Vienna malts for a slightly bready base, while Mt. Rainier hops create a mild floral bitterness. The brewers add Belgian candy sugar to the kettle to increase the gravity of the beer while maintaining a lighter body and refreshing mouthfeel. The Tripel is then warm fermented with traditional Westmalle yeast, creating complex layers of citrus, bubble gum, and spice. This beer is spritzy, dry and pairs well with rich and hearty holiday fare. “2013 has been an incredible year—from opening our new tasting room to expanding our beer into the Inland Empire—we are stoked to end on a high note with this delicious holiday Tripel,” says Segura.
Four Scowling Owls Holiday Tripel
Specs: 9% ABV – 9 SRM – 40 IBU
Don’t upset these angry birds: share a bottle of this year’s Holiday Tripel. Four Scowling Owls – the next release from our “Twelve Days” holiday series – is a robust Belgian style strong Ale with orange citrus flavors and a spicy aroma. Amarillo and Mount Rainier hops balance out the Vienna malt character. The finish is dry and warm, perfect for those “chilly” San Diego winters. Birds of a feather drink together.