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Old 03-22-2008, 03:38 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by dismantle360
When you say there Belgium and quite good I'm curious what that means?

Is a Diabolo Malty, Hoppy, Bitter, Smooth, Even tones, Light, Heavy, Sour, etc..?

Also if it was one of these and there was a commercial beer that I could go out and try before brewing the kit which would you recommend?

I realize that rarely if ever will a canned kit come out in a way that a commercial beer does (heck i have yet to have a clone that was close to the original).

I'm not asking if these canned kits are the way to brew I am fully aware that they are a beginner product and if you did a specialty grain and extract mix you would probably get a better product.

Any help or additional info anyone could lend regarding the initial questions that are not answered would be appreciated.
I'm glad that you are researching before brewing. For me it always adds more to the experiment.

I found them to be malty with a medium body and generally nicely carbonated (not like a pilsner).
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:11 PM   #12
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I am guessing that this kit is trying to be close to Duvel. Duvel is a world class Belgian ale known for its high champagne like carbontion and immense rocky head. This is a great beer when you can get it. I'd say its pretty dry with a bit of a lingering malt finish, but is pretty well balanced.

Let us know how the kit turns out. I know the process for making real Duvel is extremely time intensive as it goes through multiple fermentations at varying temperatures.


 
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:57 PM   #13
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This is in progress fermentation has started only one issue happened during the process and that was the plug falling into the new 3 gallon carboy after the yeast was pitched. Hopefully it comes out good will let you know.

Its all in the beer gods hands from here on out.

 
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:35 PM   #14
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Was not good. Pitched the whole batch.

 
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:53 PM   #15
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What was wrong, what was bad about it?

 
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:40 PM   #16
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Flavor was off not very good multiple people tried it and no one liked it.

 
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:27 PM   #17
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You should try it again, I have made the Diablo as well as Grand Cru and both were amazing! I am a fan of the Belgian style beers they are sweeter than other beers with a heavy malty flavor i like. Not too hoppy, and they have rich Carmel flavors. I have brewed many brands, grains, etc and these are the simplest and just plain awesome in flavor! I think people have to have tried products before you judge them. I do admit there are a lot of canned brews that are not so great but Brewferm makes something so much better!

BTW these kits are a lot cheaper than brewing the same batch from scratch yourself!

 
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:50 AM   #18
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It just so happens Brew Strong has done a recent podcast on getting the best out of kit beers.

http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/shows/698

 
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:26 AM   #19
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Yes listened and agree so much. I think we all have to bring new people to this hobby, LIFESTYLE! I love beer, I collect it from all over the world, I make beer, and I know beer. I want others to listen to this too!

I have never met a all grain brewer who partially germinates their own barley. The process is the same and most people don't grow their own barley, hops, herbs so why all the dissing????? let's just have fun and MAKE BEER and drink it!!!!!!

 
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:52 PM   #20
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I have not tried Brewferm's Diablo kit, but I have made their Abdij kit and it was great!

Planning on trying the Diablo kit as maybe a 2.5 or 3 gallon batch. Can't wait
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