it is a belgian strong ale. Here's the recipe:
Strong, yet deceptively pale in hue. Earthy overtones with a dry finish.
7 lbs. light malt extract
2 1/2 lbs. Belgian Pilsner malt
2 oz. Belgian Aromatic malt
1 1/2 oz. Styrian Golding hops (bittering)
1/2 oz. Czech Saaz hops (flavoring)
1/2 oz. Czech Saaz hops (finishing)
1 1/2 lbs. light candy sugar (or corn/cane sugar)
1 pkg. Burton water salts
1 pkg. White Labs Belgian Golden Ale yeast
1 pkg. Bru-Vigor (yeast food)
3/4 cup corn sugar (priming)
O.G. - 1.072
F.G. - 1.015
It is a Defalco's recipe, and so far all their beers have turned out great (jury's still out on the IIPA, but it's only been in the bottle 1.5 weeks)
I am pleasantly surprised at how light in color the wort is. might turn out to be a nice pale color, but the sugar I am adding at the end of the boil ought to give the yeast a handful to work with...
I'm really having a good night: enjoying a nice ice cold Koelsch (of my own manufacture of course), and just relaxing and making another HB.
This one's pretty big too, but hopefully it'll be more forgiving of early drinking than my IIPA.