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Old 05-11-2010, 01:39 PM   #1
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Ok so I went to Stone brewing for my buddies going away party, and while im normally a malty kind of guy i tried the Stone Cali-Belique for the first time, and it was amazing, so I want to get started on a clone. Only prob i cant seem to find any recipies for it... so if anyone has a recipe for it (partial mash preferably but i can always convert thanks to beersmith) it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all!


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Old 05-11-2010, 02:33 PM   #2
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I just had this last night for the first time. I thought it was great. I am also interested a clone recipe. If not this, a clone of Green Flash Le Freak.



 
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:58 PM   #3
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Here you go:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...ll&ppuser=8531

I believe the Cali-Belgique is identical to the Stone IPA recipe but with a Belgian yeast strain.

 
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:21 PM   #4
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The question is really which belgian yeast they use. It's been awhile since I've had the cali-belique, but I'd give a guess of WLP550?
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:28 PM   #5
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The question is really which belgian yeast they use. It's been awhile since I've had the cali-belique, but I'd give a guess of WLP550?
i read they made the starter for one of the vertical epics by feremnting a batch of the belgian yeast with stone IPA. normally use stone APA but it's too dark for the beer they were doing. they thought the IPA with the belgian yeast was good so the cali belique was released....

all the recipes are online for the VE beers so a little research will tell you what yeast it is.

 
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:21 AM   #6
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I believe the Cali-Belgique is identical to the Stone IPA recipe but with a Belgian yeast strain.
That is correct. I am intrigued by this beer as well. I think I will try my hand at it with some Westvleteren 12 yeast (purportedly Westmalle) in a Stone IPA clone. I enjoy their IPA but haven't had the chance to sample the Cali-Belgique, so this will have to do until I get some.

 
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:29 AM   #7
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:27 PM   #8
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i just looked at the stone website.
said august of '08 is the original release of the belgique.
makes sense to me that they were building the starter for the vertical epic 080808 beer.

that yeast according to the vertical epic recipe is this...

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White Labs WLP 570 (Belgian Golden Ale Yeast)

This is the first time we’d really used this yeast. It’s a good strong fermenter, produces a lot of phenolic and clove character, and doesn’t flocculate worth a damn. It was a bear trying to filter this beer. Feel free to use another Belgian strain if you want your beer to be more clear, but we liked the flavors that this strain produced!

 
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:55 PM   #9
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Yeah, I was gonna say WLP570 since thats what vertical epic 08 used. But I believe it is their regular IPA other than the yeast.

 
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:35 AM   #10
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According to the bottle (and stone's website) it's stone IPA with a belgian yeast. There are tons of stone IPA clone recipes out there, and as mentioned WLP570 is probably the closest yeast flavor-wise to the original.

I really liked the cali-belique also, and I've made several batches of IPA with various belgian yeasts. I brewed two different 5 gal recipes, and split them each into 5 one gal growlers to ferment with 5 different belgian yeast strains. I then had a bunch of friends over for a tasting, and had them rate each of the 10 beers. The unanimous winner as far as yeast strain was the WLP575 belgian blend. It gives a nice spicy clove/phenolic/peppery flavor and a hint of fruitiness without overpowering the hops. It also imparts a nice floral aroma that adds a nice complexity to the hop aromas. IMHO it's an ideal yeast for hop forward belgians.




 
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