Posted on

Seasonal Yeast – Wyeast 3538-PC Leuven Pale Ale™

This article is one in a series describing the seasonal yeasts put out by our liquid yeast manufacturers. This one is..

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.

Vital stats:

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:

White Labs: Mar-Apr 009 Australian Ale, 017 Whitbread Ale, 860 Munich Helles May-June 072 French Ale, 410 Belgian Wit II Ale, 590 French Saison Ale

Wyeast: 3191-PC Berliner Weisse Blend™Wyeast 5151-PC Brettanomyces claussenii™