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Lagers

 

Budvar Lager

Nice malty nose, subtle fruit. Rich malt profile on palate. Finishes malty but dry, well balanced, crisp. Hop character comes through in finish.

Flocculation: Medium-High
Attenuation: 71-75%
Temperature Range: 48-56F, 9-13C
Alcohol Tolerance: 9% ABV

 

Urquell Lager

Mild fruit/floral aroma. Very dry and clean on palate with full mouth feel and nice subtle malt character. Very clean and neutral finish.

Flocculation: Medium-High
Attenuation: 72-76%
Temperature Range: 48-58F, 9-14C
Alcohol Tolerance: 9% ABV

 

Pilsen Lager

A classic American Pilsner strain, smooth, malty palate. Ferments dry and crisp.

Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 71-75%
Temperature Range: 48-56F, 9-13C
Alcohol Tolerance: 9% ABV

 

American Lager

Bold, complex and aromatic with a good depth of flavor characteristics for a variety of lager beers.

Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 73-77%
Temperature Range: 48-58F, 9-14C
Alcohol Tolerance: 9% ABV

 

Danish Lager

Rich, Dortmund-style with a crisp, dry finish. Soft profile accentuates hop characteristics.

Origin: Milwaukee, WI
Flocculation: Low
Attenuation: 73-77%
Temperature Range: 46-56F, 8-13C
Alcohol Tolerance: 9% ABV

 

California Lager

Particularly suited for producing 19th century-style West Coast beers. Retains lager characteristics at temperatures up to 65° F, (18° C) and produces malty, brilliantly clear beers. This strain is not recommended for cold temperature fermentation.

Flocculation: high
Attenuation: 67-71%
Temperature Range: 58-68° F (14-20° C)
Alcohol Tolerance: approximately 9% ABV

 

Bohemian Lager

A Carlsberg type yeast and most widely used lager strain in the world. Produces a distinct malty profile with some ester character and a crisp finish. Will ferment in the 45-55°F range for various beer styles. Benefits from diacetyl rest at 58°F (14°C) for 24 hours after fermentation is complete. Also used for pseudo-ale production with fermentations at 65-72°F, (18-22°C) which eliminates sulfur production.

Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 73-77%
Temperature Range: 48-58F, 9-14C
Alcohol Tolerance: 9% ABV

 


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