German Ale II Yeast - WLP 003
When you want to brew an authentic Kolsch or Altbier, the WLP003 German Ale II Yeast should definitely be your strain of choice.
Sourced from the best commercial examples of real German Ales, this strain is characterized by fairly high attenuation rates, medium flocculation and medium alcohol tolerance, which allows making a broad variety of beer styles.
In contrast to other German Ale strains, this particular yeast exhibits a more pronounced sulphur profile, which adds to the bite and crispness of the beer, especially when brewing hop-forward German Pale Ales. However, the sulphur content will reduce with time, which works well for beers intended for aging.