Saint Nicholas - JY008
Estery and aromatic, Saint Nicholas is a beautiful Belgian yeast strain suited for a wide variety of Belgian-style beers, such as Blonde Ales, Belgian Pale Ales as well as classic Singel, Dubbel, Tripel and Quadruples.
The yeast is very fruity and does well on a wide range of temperatures. At the lower temperatures, maltiness is more prominent, and at the upper range yeast esters are more pronounced.
Like some other Belgians, it needs stepmashing to really attenuate well.
Styles: Belgium Ales
Origin: Poperinge, Belgium
Temperature Range: 68-85°F (20-29°C)
Alcohol Tolerance: 12%
Belgian yeasts are more outspoken than their English and American counterparts. They are often more fruity and estery and they will have a strong impact ont he flavor of the beer. Jasper Yeast Labs offers several Belgian strains each with its own characteristics.