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JDFlow 05-15-2013 06:33 PM

Fruitiest ale yeast?
What's the fruitiest ale yeast you've used?

homebrewhaha 05-15-2013 06:48 PM

Nottingham (I haven't used a lot of yeasts, though) :l

jbaysurfer 05-15-2013 06:51 PM

WLP 005. Ferment it a bit on the warm side for maximum "fruit".

GuldTuborg 05-15-2013 09:03 PM

Good question. Fuller's strain in a recipe with a lot of EKG will give you big fruit. If you only like bananas, some of the Bavarian weizen strains will crank that out in large quantity, as will Westmalle's. The Chimay strain is pretty fruity in general, though it throws some phenols as well, which somewhat take away from the prominence of the esters.

I guess a follow up question is, does it matter what kind of fruit?

tre9er 05-15-2013 09:07 PM

I'm not fond of the Chimay strain unless it's a true belgian style beer. The phenols are just strange and get old quick.

I'm considering S-04 for my next "house yeast" for pales, IPAs, and ESB.

Cathedral 05-15-2013 09:09 PM

If you like it fruity, throw in some wyeast 1099 and let it ferment hot!!!

...A banana is a fruit, right?

BBL_Brewer 05-15-2013 09:12 PM

1272 is pretty fruity, especially on the warm side (which seems to be the trend here).

JDFlow 05-16-2013 02:14 AM

Thanks. Looking to do a fruity IPA without... Fruit.

chuckstout 05-16-2013 02:20 AM

I used 1272 and dryhopped with Bravo cold 40F and at about 2-3 weeks it got really fruity, it was different really showed in the finish.

gamb0056 05-16-2013 02:45 AM

Try WLP 644 Brett Brux Trois - it produces great tropical fruit flavors. Here is a good thread about it:


Mad Fermentationist used it for an excellent sounding IPA: http://www.themadfermentationist.com/2012/08/100-brett-trois-ipa-tasting.html

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