WLP653 Brettanomyces lambicus

High intensity Brett character. Defines the "Brett character": Horsey, smoky and spicy flavors. As the name suggests, this strain is found most often in Lambic style beers, which are spontaneously fermented beers. Also found in Flanders and sour brown style beers.

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“Be patient”

By: Justin | Date: Dec., 14th 2013 | Beer(s) Brewed: Flanders Red, Rye Saison, Pumpkin ale

I've used this beer in numerous batches as a 100% brett fermentation. The first one, a flanders red, took forever took get going and even longer to finish - almost six weeks. But I kept washing the yeast and using it in successive batches and I'm now in the 6th generation. The first few fermentation's produced very fruity (pineapple flavor?) beers, but progressively they got more and more phenolic. They also fermented stronger and stronger each time - the last batch only took one week to take a 1.056 saison down to 1.008. Two weeks and it was down to 1.004. This has now become my favorite yeast and I want use it in everything.

“Nice phenolic finis