WLP653 - Brettanomyces Lambicus
For the ultimate Brett character with uncompromising intensity try WLP653 Brettanomyces Lambicus.
This is the authentic strain used by Lambic producers in Belgium, and if you’re familiar with the style, you know how flavourful and funky these beers can be. This is all thanks to the use of Brettanomyces Lambicus that is characterized by intense sour notes with hints of cherries, pineapple, horse blanket, barnyard, and pronounced smoky phenolics.
A shocking mix for the uninitiated, WLP653 is a powerful strain that can be used both for mixed fermentations with Saccharomyces and primary all-Brett wort fermentations.
Brettanomyces LambicusWLP653 delivers a very assertive character that will put the beer into a love-or-hate category for sure. Die-hard sour and Brett beer lovers will definitely enjoy the uncompromising character this strain imbues the beer with. Inexperienced brewers and those who are only taking their first steps into the world of sour beers may find WLP653 just too intense and bizarre. Yet again, if you want to brew an authentic Lambic, Flanders Red or Brown, this strain is exactly what the recipe needs to make it as complex and exciting as it deserves to be.
|Attributes:||Attenuation: 70% - 85%
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 85°F - 85°F