Belgian Golden Ale

Brew DateFebruary 17, 2020
Yield5 gallons
Original Gravity (OG)1.075
Final Gravity (FG)1.013
Estimated ABV*8.1375 %


3 lb. Pilsen Light DME, 3.3 lb. Extra Light LME, 2 lb. Golden Belgian Candi syrup, 1 lb. Soft White Candi sugar, 2 Packs 1 oz. Kent Golding hops, 1 oz. Centennial hops, WLP570 Belgian Golden Ale White Labs yeast


This was an extract kit from Brewer’s Best. The recipe is available online here.

Brew Notes

Followed the recipe pretty much to the letter. I made a 1200 ml yeast starter on a 24 hour stir plate using the White Labs WLP570 Belgian Golden Ale yeast and a can of Fast Pitch Canned Wort. As I was chilling with my wort chiller I noticed I had forgotten to add the DME (I was trying to do too many things at once), so I heated a gallon of water and added the DME. I continued cooling the original wort and once it was the DME was boiling I added it to the existing wort and finished chilling it. I undershot my OG a little and came out just a tad high.

Tasting Notes