Belgian Quad is a style developed in the United States, inspired by the Belgian Triple style. A Belgian Quad is thought to be a very strong Belgian Ale, with a bit more color and sweetness than a Belgian Triple. Our Belgian Quad is like a stronger version of our Belgian Triple, gently hopped, with more body and a hint of spice in the finish. Alcohol: 9.5%, IBU's 24.
Includes 13 pounds of European malt extract and brewing sugar, flavoring and aromatic hops, spices, liquid yeast, and corn sugar for carbonation. Makes 5 gallons with a starting gravity of at least 1.094.
Save a lot of money. Comparable 22 ounce bottles of beer like our Belgian Quad sell for $8.00 and up in a liquor store. Our William's Belgian Quad makes the equivalent of 24 twenty two ounce bottles of flavorful fresh Belgian Ale, at at cost of around $2.00 per bottle!
This is an Advanced Kit: A Secondary Fermenter, Yeast Starter Kit (Q27), and Oxygen Aeration System (S78) are required to succesfully brew this strong beer.
This shows our Quad after 20 days in the bottle.
Mar 30, 2023 by Jeff
Q: How long are hops good for if I didn't freeze them. I think my kit is about 18 months old. The beer isn't meant to be hoppy and they smell ok still.
A: While it's always best to refrigerate your hops and malt if you don't plan on brewing your kit right away, everything should still be okay except the yeast. You might notice your malt is a little darker and the hops a little less hoppy, but as you said this is not a hop forward beer. Get some new yeast and go ahead and brew it.
Jan 24, 2023 by James
Q: What if I don't use the aeration or yeast kit?
A: You run the risk of a stuck ferment, which means an overly sweet beer that may start fermenting later in the bottle, causing overcarbonated beer or even worse exploding bottles.
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I absolutely love the flavor overall. True it takes more time than a usual 5% ale but WOW! Williams brewing has the expertise that makes it a no stress brewday. I named it the Temptation....be wary of its strength! This is my second bath
Beer isn't bottled yet, but Williams is a great business to deal with, all past kits have been great. No reason to expect less now.
Brewing Day review, more to come after bottling and tasting
Ordered kit on a Friday morning, arrived on Monday afternoon, so I have to give delivery 5 stars. Smacked the yeast pack on Thursday, fully expanded by Friday evening, made starter early Sat morn, and began brewing. Followed directions, with exception of: added 1oz Willamette with the spices, and at flameout, added 22 oz of Huckleberry honey. Chilled to 70 deg, went to 5.5 gal in fermentor, with a SG of 1.094, added the fully activated starter, fermentation began in less than 24 hrs.
A very expensive brewing problem as I dumped the entire batch. I made this exactly per the instructions. It was very over carbonated even though I used a priming sugar calculator when I bottled it. I spoke with a Williams representative and we determined that I should just let it sit after I open the bottle so it has a chance to lower the carbonation before I drink it. This is a very good ale with great flavor. I looked in my beer closet about a month after bottling and had exploding bottles in the cases. I had a beer that I decided to open in my sink and the entire beer hit the ceiling. I ended up opening each beer and dumping it. They sounded like a rifle shot when I did. I spoke to Williams rep and we determined that I must have gotten a wild yeast in it when I made it. Their advice was to leave it in the secondary for 2 months before I bottle it. I still rate this ale high in spite of all of this. I have brewed for over 20 years. I will most likely buy this kit again. William's Brewing Responds: Thanks for your thorough description of your problem. The best way to avoid this issue is by making a vigorous yeast starter, and adding plenty of oxygen before fermentation. A vigorous ferment is your best defense!
It's really good if you do it right.
I have brewed this 2-3 times. One time I screwed it up. It came out okay, but it was still very drinkable. The other times it came out great, mainly because of RTFP (read the fine print). When you brew this right, it comes out pretty smooth and is pretty representative of a higher end Belgian beer. Given that I spent too many times at the port of Antwerp, I can tell you most Belgian beers are basically swill. Amstel is about as good as it gets and that's not saying much. This beer was better than anything I did drink in Belgium in the many times I visited Antwerp. Obviously, Germany makes better beers, but if you like the Belgian variety, this should work for you. Yes, it's close to 10% alcohol and the alcohol content kind of sneaks up on you. One bottle is really like two...