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Old 02-05-2013, 09:37 PM   #11
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Mine has been in the keg going on its 2nd week now. Came out to be 10.7% ABV!

There was very little alcohol "taste" until I sampled it as I was kegging. I was actually a bit worried for how strong it tasted. I decided to toss in 0.75oz of a Simco 7% A.A. I belive it was to try and curb that burn a bit.

Worked out ok imo. Still as you noted a moderate/strong alcohol taste, but yeah its pushing 11% lol. Mine definitely has a bit more of a "dark" haze to it than yours, but I attribute a lot of that to having to just toss some hops in to even out the burn a bit.

I am really looking forward to this in about another month if it stays around that long. Ive already pulled about 6 pints off of it for tasting through the 1st week, and a growler for the Superbowl!

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:09 PM   #12
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Mine was in primary for exactly a month. Went down to 1.004. By my calculations feom 1.08 thats 10.1% . And it is strong.

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Old 02-08-2013, 08:10 PM   #13
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It definitely drops down low . In the last few days I have pulled off a couple more pints and it is definitely clearing up a bit now. Alcohol burn is starting to mellow out a bit

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Old 02-13-2013, 04:32 PM   #14
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Finally got a pic of this one. It really is getting better and better every week!
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:51 PM   #15
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Pour one and pass it this way please... Might have to try this style in the near future. Thanks for the posting.!

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Old 12-11-2013, 03:16 AM   #16
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I know its an older thread but..I brewed this beer 3 weeks ago og was 1.070. Today, I took a gravity reading and its at 1.025. Do you think it will continue to go down or is this it? And if I bottle it, will the yeast still carbonate it? Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks

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Sounds like a pretty high FG for a strong golden ale. My experience with similar recipes pulled them down to about 1.010-1.015. You might agitate the yeast and warm it up a bit. I wouldn't worry about the viability for carbonation. This is not that high in alcohol and 3 weeks is not a long time. What yeast did you use and what temp is it at?

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Old 12-17-2013, 06:16 AM   #18
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I just looked at my notes, my og was 1.082 and the fg was 1.024. I used White Labs WPL550. I think the fg was high because its been pretty cool in the room where it was fermenting (about 62°f). After tasting it, I'm actually ok with the low abv. I'm not usually a huge fan of Belgian beers and brewed this one for the experience. It has a good flavor without that (for lack of a better word) "punch" ive gotten in the past from Belgian strong beers.

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