Imperial Yeast's B56 Rustic is a unique yeast strain that is perfect for use in beer styles where high ester levels are important. Typically this strain produces a lot of bubblegum and fruity and juicy aromas that will compliment complex maltiness. It is balanced by a light clove phenol profile.
It's a fabulous choice for Belgian Saisons and Farmhouse Ales.
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus
Optimal Fermentation Temperature: 68 - 80F
Alcohol Tolerance: 12%
Due to its versatility it is a great choice for the following styles:
- Blonde Ale
- Biere de Garde
Note: This strain tests positive for the STA1 gene via PCR analysis and is therefore considered to be Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus