All Grain Yeast:
WLP515 Yeast Starter:
2L Batch Size (Gallons):
5.25 Original Gravity:
1.055 Final Gravity:
20 Boiling Time (Minutes):
copper Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
21 @68*F Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
- Tasting Notes:
Well balanced, light bodied session Belgian ale similar to DeKoninck
This beer scored an average 43 at the 2009 Bluebonnet and advanced to the second round. Comment from one of the judges: "I would buy this beer!". It has been immensely popular with my guests. This will be a regular tap at my house you will find brewed every fall when the WLP515 Platinum strain is released. Thanks to DeathBrewer for the idea and the original grainbill which morphed into this wonderful brew.
77.5% Belgian Pils
5% Flaked oats
Mash 152*F for 60 minutes.
6 AAU (1.5 oz of 4% AA) Saaz 60
.5 oz Saaz 15
The WLP515 Antwerp Ale yeast from Brouwerij De Koninck has a spicy, peppery ester profile with minimal fruitiness essential to getting the right character for this brew. If you can't find WLP515 and want to try it I would use a blend of WY1388 and WY1056 to give a moderately clean, spicy profile with minimal fruitiness.