Belgian Ale (M41)
From: Mangrove Jack
Type: Yeast • Packet: Dry
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Spicy and phenolic, this yeast emulates the intensity and complexity of some of the best monastic breweries in Belgium, high attenuation and alcohol tolerance allows you to brew a huge range of Belgian beers. Beers fermented with this yeast exhibit excellent classic Belgian ale flavour, clove hints with a multitude of fruit esters, alcohol and banana character.
Brewing Properties of Belgian Ale
The functional properties of brewing yeasts have a direct impact on the performance, quality and economics of the resulting beer.
The alcohol tolerance determines the ABV at which yeast cells go dormant and stop fermenting.
Attenuation refers to the percentage of sugars converted to alcohol and carbon dioxide, as measured by specific gravity.
Flocculation refers to the tendency of yeast to form clumps called "flocs" that drop in order to make the beer clear.
The optimal temperature is the range in which the yeast performs best without putting off any off-flavors. Pitching the yeast into wort usually happens at the low end of the temperature range.
Common Beer Styles using Belgian Ale
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Belgian Ale yeast:
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