A top-fermenting ale yeast suitable for a variety of full bodied ales, with exceptional depth. Ferments with full, rich dark fruit flavours.
- Yeast Classification: Saccharomyces Cerevisiae.
- Recommended Temperature Range: 18-22c.
- Killer Factor: Sensitive.
- Performance Characteristics: Sensitive.
- Attenuation: 70-75%
- Flocculation Rate: 4
- Compaction: 3
- Dry Weight: 93-96%
- GMO Status: GMO Free.
Aroma Characteristics: When fermented at the correct temperature, Empire ale yeast exhibits extremely characterful and appetising estery aromas reminiscent of rich dark fruit.
Flavour/Mouthfeel: This yeast strain has been carefully selected to aid mouthfeel in the finished beer. Body should be full leaning towards a rick dark fruit character. Care must be taken when designing the beer to adjust hop bitterness to alleviate an over sweet finished beer.
Higher Alcohol Beers: Higher alcohol beers will tend to be slightly too sweet and heavy due to the moderate attenuative capabilities of the strain although a lower mash temperature may help the fermentability and lower the final gravity.
Suitable For: Scottish Heavy Ales, American Amber Ales & Sweet Stouts.