Yeast (Liquid) - Wyeast (Belgian Strong Ale) - 1388

Yeast (Liquid) - Wyeast (Belgian Strong Ale) - 1388

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The classic choice for brewing golden strong ales. This alcohol tolerant strain will produce a complex ester profile balanced nicely with subtle phenolics. Malt flavors and aromas will remain even with a well attenuated dry, tart finish. It may continue to produce CO2 for an extended period after packaging or collection.

Flocculation: low
Attenuation: 74-78%
Temperature Range: 64-80° F (18-27° C)
Alcohol Tolerance: approximately 12-13% ABV

Belgian Blond Ale
Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Belgian Specialty Ale
Belgian Tripel
Bière de Garde
Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer

For best results we always recommend ordering an ice pack with your liquid yeast.

Item # WY1388
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Weight 0.19 LBS
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Mead yeast
Nathan K on Jan 4, 2021
Belgian Strong Golden Ale!
Christopher L on Nov 3, 2020
Mead yeast
Nathan K on Jan 4, 2021
making meade
kristoffer f on Nov 18, 2020
Belgian Strong Golden Ale!
Christopher L on Nov 3, 2020
ideal yeast for one-month mead
Pete S on Oct 20, 2020
Highly recommended amongst mazers
Daniel O on Oct 14, 2020
Sean T on May 19, 2020
I need yeast, my LHBS is out of business
Michael Brierley on May 1, 2020
Need to ferment things.
David K on Sep 12, 2019
To brew Belgian quads and strong dark ales
Cody A on Aug 28, 2019
Love Duvel, and want to see how this works under pressure in my fermentasaurus.
Chris H on Aug 28, 2019
This yeast is required for a BOMM (one month mead) recipe
Robert S on Aug 28, 2019
Matthew O on Apr 16, 2019
Planning on my 2nd batch of BOMM :)
eric l on Feb 7, 2019
Provides great fermentation!
Alfonso Carrillo on Jan 21, 2019
A.M. H on Jan 15, 2019
Always works well
James S on Dec 31, 2018
It was recommended
Paul Korinko on Dec 1, 2018
No one has
Travis H on Sep 6, 2018
recipe called for it
E. S on Jul 3, 2018
What the recipe called for
John P on May 31, 2018
best yeast for a mead to drink in 1 month
Josh S on Apr 3, 2018
Making a Trappist Single and this is the recommended yeast
Jon Selover on Mar 5, 2018
This yeast makes a great mead in one month.
Allison W on Feb 27, 2018
Best yeast for Mead. Hard to find
Caleb P on Feb 27, 2018
Simply the best yeast for fast mead!
Bray D on Feb 8, 2018
Belgian Ale
Ralph W on Feb 1, 2018
makes really nice mead
raul de la garza on Jan 24, 2018
making meade
kristoffer f on Nov 18, 2020
ideal yeast for one-month mead
Pete S on Oct 20, 2020
how many yeast packs can fit into the large insulated shipper?
raul de la garza on Sep 22, 2020

4.9 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
My favorite yeast! I am very satisfied.
August 26, 2020
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
nice complex taste
Used it for making a Duvel clone and the result was a nice clear golden, complex Golden Strong Ale with a nice balance between fruity and spicy flavors.
April 19, 2020
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Became active within a couple of hours. Very clean and pleasant smelling during mead fermentation.
February 25, 2020
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best thing since sliced bread
I love this yeast more than life itself.
November 5, 2019
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect for Trappist Single
Wow! Used this on a Trappist Single (or Patersbier) made a modest starter, pitched at 65 and it got working right away. Let it rise just to 68 then to 70 at 1 week for 3 days then back down to 65. Just took FG: 1.007!
Tastes great too. Just the right amount of that Belgian thing.
March 26, 2018
Rated 5 out of 5
Yeast was young. Was ready very fast.
March 15, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Worked great for Belgian Tripel and NE IPA
I started this yeast by using it for a Belgian Tripel which finished at 9.28%. I then used the yeast cake and tossed a Juicy NE IPA on top of it. The yeast crushed through the NE IPA and made a delicious beer. I would recommend trying this for both!
March 6, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
very pleased
Very pleased works well and had a nice fermentation period
January 30, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
belgian stout
I used this yeast on a 9% Belgian stout I have been working on. It worked well.
May 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Used for cherry ale
Good for cherry ale made with sour cherries. Raise temp properly before bottling to ensure it ferments out completely.
May 5, 2015