Belgian trappist high gravity yeast is an ideal yeast to use in the production of high gravity Belgian ales. It has good fruity esters reminiscent of dried stone fruits, which are balanced well with spicy phenolic compounds. Many fine dubbels and trippels have been made with this yeast. However, it can be used to wonderful effect in other Belgian styles, such as golden strong. It is a highly attenuative yeast, and can produce very dry beers that retain a lot of character and flavor when treated right. Many brewers, professional and homebrewers alike, find that this strain makes an excellent house strain for Belgian beers. Another top-cropping yeast strain, Belgian trappist high gravity can ferment vigorously, and extra care should be taken to avoid the inevitable messes that this eager strain can make. It can also produce a lot of sulfur during fermentation, but this clears up well, leaving behind wonderful beers full of delicious character.
|Temperature Range: ||64-78 F (18-25 C)|
|Cell Count: ||100 Billion|
|Alcohol Tolerance: ||12% ABV or Higher|
|Typical Styles: ||Belgian Dubbel, Belgian Golden Strong Ale, Belgian Specialty Ale, Belgian Tripel, Bière de Garde. |