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Wyeast 3538-PC Leuven Pale Ale™
“This vigorous top fermenting Belgian style strain produces a distinct spicy character along with mild esters. Phenolics developed during fermentation may dissipate with conditioning. 3538 is an excellent choice for a wide variety of Belgian beer styles. ”
Rumored to be Corsendonk-Bocq, a Belgian Abbey-style contract brand based on yeast from the family brewery that closed down in 1953.
Attenuation – 75-78%
Flocculation – High
Optimum Ferment Temp. – 65-80°F
Alcohol Tolerance – High (12% ABV)
Manufactured April through June. Could be available through December.
Be sure to check out the other seasonal yeasts for this period: