A Belgian strain capable of fermenting high gravity ales with the distinct warming of higher alcohol content. Slightly fruity with a dry finish, low esters for the style. Flocculation: medium, attenuation: 73-77%. Temperature range 65-75° F. 125 ml pack.
Great Belgian dubbel yeast
I like this yeast as it offers a bit of a wetter finish than the Belgian Abbey I liquid yeast. The malt seems to come through a bit stronger and this yeast does a nice job for higher gravity beers. Has the nice flowery aroma of typical Belgians and helps to keep your Belgian true to style.
A not-so-Belgiany Belgian ale
I've used this 3 times for Abby-style Belgian ales, including one batch that was in the keg for over a year. It's the yeast to use if you want something distinctly Belgian but without the more extreme/unusual characteristics of some Belgian styles. For me, it has not produced strong estery banana/clove or phenolic flavors, and has not gotten tart like (for example) Roeselare Ale does with aging.
I'm trying this for the first time but so far it's the only yeast that's made my airlock sing! Lots of action in the carboy. I can't wait to taste the finish product although it will be a while. The Belgian Quad takes forever! :)
Good and mellow
Pros: This is good Yeast! I have used this repeatedly for higher gravity brews (monster barley wines etc.) and it has finished out strong with nice mellow tones.
Cons: potential for blow offs
Pros: Great Yeast! Fast starting and high alcohol yield as advertised. This yeast also adds a nice mellow flavor and smooth finish to the beer. I used it to make a very high gravity barley wine.
Cons: Very volatile, lots of blow off. Recommend lots of head space in primary fermentor!!