BELGIAN ALE A
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As one of the few highly flocculent Belgian ale strains, this strain makes a great Belgian house strain. It is brewery friendly, crops easily and has a well-rounded flavor profile with balanced fruitiness and phenolics. Esters increase with upward temperatures.
Brewing Properties of BELGIAN ALE A
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.
Comparable Beer Yeast
If you cannot find BELGIAN ALE A anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similar result.
Common Beer Styles using BELGIAN ALE A
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the BELGIAN ALE A yeast:
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