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Old 07-29-2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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Just brewed a Duvel clone. It kind of came out looking like dirty water. It tastes like sugar with hops so I am hoping it will do something. Just wondered if anyone else had ever brewed it. Oh well we will see if it tastes good might just have to drink it out of a red solo cup.

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Old 07-29-2012, 10:07 PM   #2
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Before you ask. All grain followed the directions very closely.

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Old 07-29-2012, 10:40 PM   #3
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Please post the recipe and instructions you followed as well as your process (batch sparge?) etc.

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Old 07-29-2012, 11:50 PM   #4
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I did an AG batch of Duvel clone a little more than 4 months ago, I'm going to taste it for the 1st time this week end. I have been letting it age since then. I'm hoping for a kick ass batch.
It was hard to let it sit there, but the results MUST be worth it. As I kegged it, to me, it tasted pretty close to the taste of Duvel!

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Old 07-29-2012, 11:59 PM   #5
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I did an AG batch of Duvel clone a little more than 4 months ago, I'm going to taste it for the 1st time this week end. I have been letting it age since then. I'm hoping for a kick ass batch.
It was hard to let it sit there, but the results MUST be worth it. As I kegged it, to me, it tasted pretty close to the taste of Duvel!

Just for future reference golden strongs/tripels don't benefit a whole lot from aging. In fact at a certain point they taste worse because IBUs fade.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:07 AM   #6
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Duvel got IBUs?

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Old 07-30-2012, 12:16 AM   #7
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Just for future reference golden strongs/tripels don't benefit a whole lot from aging. In fact at a certain point they taste worse because IBUs fade.
Well the time I stated was really, from the time I dumped it in the carboy to ferment till now, Soo The info I got from the recipe said to let it age for awhile... So , I did LOL I will find out how good, or bad it tastes. I'll give a review after tasting.

BTW There are not very many hops in the recipe?
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:18 AM   #8
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Well the time I stated was really, from the time I dumped it in the carboy to ferment till now, Soo The info I got from the recipe said to let it age for awhile... So , I did LOL I will find out how good, or bad it tastes. I'll give a review after tasting.

Many high alcohol beers can benefit from aging. Don't know about Duvel though. It's like beer that tastes like champagne. Sounds like the guy was referring to something where IBU is important, like an american beer.
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Many high alcohol beers can benefit from aging. Don't know about Duvel though. It's like beer that tastes like champagne. Sounds like the guy was referring to something where IBU is important, like an american beer.
Tripels/golden strongs are high gravity but have little to no specialty malts. The flavor profile doesn't really change over time or benefit the way a barleywine would, which has a great deal of specialty malts. The only major change is that the IBUs go down, which may lead to the beer becoming unbalanced. At least that is what I have noticed drinking my tripels over a long period of time.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:01 PM   #10
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I'm guessing the recipe is basically pilsner malt and a ton of sugar. I brewed something like this a little while back. It tastes like grainy sugar water when it goes into the fermenter. It smells terrible while its fermenting. If you do it right, it tastes dry and fruity when it comes out.

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