I can't remember ever having this style. We get plenty of Dubbels, Tripels, and Quads here in the US but somehow the Trappist Single seems to get left out. Maybe I need to hunt a little harder.
This uses a super simple recipe with 100% pilsner malt, Styrian Goldings hops, and Danstar's Abbaye Ale yeast which I'm trying out for the first time.
Full recipe is on BrewersFriend but here's the TL;DR
- Brewday: 2019-3-16
- Malt: Weyermann Pilsner
- Hops: [Magnum] (Styrian Goldings)
- Yeast: Danstar Abbaye Ale
- OG: 12°P (1.048), FG 1.8, ABV: 5.4%
- Kegged: 2019-3-29
Crushed pilsner malt
Magnum and Styrian Goldings hops
Mash complete. Magnum hops added (FWH) and heating to boil
Floor Manager Steve doing his thing
Ready to chill
Into the fermenter
Refractometer OG check right on 12°P
Danstar Abbaye yeast
Away we go
Post brew session beer
2019-3-29 (+13): Kegging
sample from the fermenter
2019-3-30 (+14): Carbonated half pour. Tasting pilsnery crisp with firm bitterness and pleasant spiciness from the Belgian yeast.
2019-4-17 (+32): clear sample. The phenols have dropped out and it's much more clean and crisp than before. Still some detectable Belgian character but it's more in the background. Very clean and refreshing.
2019-5-12 (+57): final pour before the keg kicked. Got pretty clear I guess. Tasting fantastic, really liking this. Clean malt profile with just the right amount of Belgian yeast character. Will make again!