A classic bottom-fermenting, continental lager strain that produces elegant, well balanced beers. It is characterized by its dry and clean palate, typical of traditional Czech brewing. This strain confers smooth and subtle yeast characteristics with muted fruit notes resulting in refreshingly crisp lagers with an expressive hop character. Lagering periods as short as 4 weeks may produce acceptable beer but allowing it to lager for 6-8 weeks will result in beer that is richer and smoother with a more refined aroma and flavour.
Recommended fermentation temperature range: 10-15°C