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Brettanomyces lambicus - Wyeast (5526)


Brettanomyces lambicus - Wyeast (5526)


This is a wild yeast strain isolated from Belgian lambic beers. It produces a pie cherry-like flavor and sourness along with distinct “Brett” character. A pellicle may form in bottles or casks. To produce the classic Belgian character, this strain works best in conjunction with other yeast and lactic bacteria. It generally requires 3-6 months of aging to fully develop flavor characteristics.

Similar to: White Labs WLP653 Brettanomyces Lambicus

  • Flocculation: medium
  • Attenuation: very high
  • Temperature Range: 60-75° F (15-24° C)
  • Alcohol Tolerance: approximately 12% ABV
  • Styles: Berliner Weisse, Flanders Red Ale, Fruit Lambic, Gueuze, Straight (Unblended) Lambic

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