BRY-97 has a quick start and vigorous fermentation, which can be completed in 4 days above 17 °C. This yeast strain performs best when used at traditional ale temperatures. BRY-97 has medium to high attenuation and is a flocculent strain of yeast. Settling can be promoted by cooling and use of fining agents and isinglass. Because of flocculation, it may slightly reduce hop bitterness levels.