Bière de Garde (WY3725)
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus
STA1 gene: Yes
Low to moderate ester production with subtle spiciness. Malty and full on the palate with initial sweetness. Finishes dry and slightly tart. Ferments well with no sluggishness.
Brewing Properties of Bière de Garde
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 Bière de Garde
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Bière de Garde yeast:
Biere de Garde, Saison & Belgian Ales
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