Octoberfest Lager blend is a specialty blend of lager yeasts that were specially selected to produce classic Oktoberfest and Märzen beers. Deep, rich, malty and somewhat sweet, Wyeast's Octoberfest Lager strain produces excellent traditional festival beers of the spring and fall. It is also a wonderful strain to use in other beers where a pronounced malt character is desired, such as Vienna Lagers and Rauchbiers. It has been noted that this strain produces a relatively low level of sulfur, as compared to some other lager strains. It is also not usually used in making Pilsners, as the malt character is thought to interfere with the cleanliness of Pilsners that allows hop character to become pronounced.
|Temperature Range: ||48-58 F (9-14 C)|
|Cell Count: ||100 Billion|
|Alcohol Tolerance: ||9% ABV|
|Typical Styles: ||Baltic Porter, Classic Rauchbier, Oktoberfest/Märzen, Vienna Lager|