« on: February 12, 2015, 08:12:08 AM »
Check this out! It appears that Brett trois from WL is actually a sacch. strain and maybe a new species!
Yeah I've seen those reports but some claim the independent test Omega Labs had done has some flaws. White Labs is also having an independent test done on the strain that is supposed to be more accurate but it isn't done (or the results haven't been released yet). I've also seen pictures of fermentations with 100% Brettanomyces bruxellensis trois that have pellicles. So if it's not brett it may be a cool saccharomyces strain. Regardless, the flavor profile of Brett brux trois sounds good so I just ordered three vials of it for a "farmhouse" ale with 100% "brett."
I saw some other people ran tests and came to the same results about trois.
It's still a good strain that produces good flavors regardless of the species or label. I think the bigger issue is whether it produces good flavor pitched as a primary versus secondary fermentor and less so whether WL has a credibility issue. I might have heard somewhere that WL is claiming Trois was in a helicopter hit by an RPG. Not sure about that though.