3822 Belgian Dark Ale - PC

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3822 Belgian Dark Ale - Private Collection

Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus

This unique Belgian ale yeast is a high acid producer with balanced ester and phenol production allowing a good expression of malt profile, especially the strong flavors of darker malts and sugars. High alcohol tolerance. Spicy, tart, and dry on the palate with a very complex finish.


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.

Alc. Tolerance: 12% ABV

Flocculation: Medium

Attenuation: 74-79%

Temp. Range: 65-80°F (18-27°C)

Styles: Oud Bruin/Flanders Brown, Fruit beers, Belgian Golden and Dark Strong Ales, Kriek and Framboise, Belgian Specialty Ale