Flanders Golden Ale (WY3739)
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus
This well-balanced strain from northern Belgium will produce moderate levels of both fruity esters and spicy phenols while finishing dry with a hint of malt. 3739-PC is a robust and versatile strain that performs nicely in a broad range of Belgian styles.
Brewing Properties of Flanders Golden 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 Flanders Golden Ale
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Flanders Golden Ale yeast:
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