Belgian Strong Ale 1388
The Wyeast 1388 Belgian Strong Ale is the classic choice for brewing golden strong ales. This yeast strain is alcohol tolerant and will produce a complex ester profile that is balanced nicely with subtle phenolics. Malt flavors and aromas will remain even with a well attenuated dry, tart finish. It is important to note that this strain is prone to stalling at approximately 1.035 - racking or slight aeration will encourage it to finish fermentation.
Optimal Temperature Range: 64 - 80 F
Notes: This Wyeast yeast strain has been classified as Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus using rapid PCR analysis. This strain carries the STA1 gene, which is the “signature” gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus and will be found in all diastaticus strains.
This is a great choice for the following styles:
- Belgian Golden Strong Ale
- Belgian Blond Ale
- Biere de Garde
- Autumn Seasonal Beer
- Winter Seasonal Beer
- White IPA