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WLP644 Saccharomyces "Bruxellensis" Trois
« on: January 29, 2022, 09:05:41 am »
This yeast used to be a hot topic when it was thought to be Brett based. I haven't seen much about it after it was determined to be saccharomyces. Do people still brew with it? Is it a good yeast but got overrun by the hazy IPA craze? Other thoughts?

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Re: WLP644 Saccharomyces "Bruxellensis" Trois
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2022, 09:21:01 am »
I've used it several times for IPAs. That was a few years ago, but I remember it well. I think it's a good strain. What I got out of it was exactly as the White Lab's description says: delicate mango and pineapple, slight tartness. No phenolics, just fruitiness. Dry hopping can overwhelm and somewhat negate the fruit esters, though. Even though it's STA1 positive, the attenuation I got was on par with Chico.

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Re: WLP644 Saccharomyces "Bruxellensis" Trois
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2022, 07:48:41 am »
Imperial Yeast has this strain sold as Citrus. I have used their blend sold as Dry Hop, which includes this strain. It is one of my favorite IPA strains. It produces a slightly tart finish with a decent amount of esters. I usually spilt my NEIPA batches and use this blend in one, and London III in the other.


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Re: WLP644 Saccharomyces "Bruxellensis" Trois
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2022, 01:13:11 am »
Imperial Yeast has this strain sold as Citrus. I have used their blend sold as Dry Hop, which includes this strain. It is one of my favorite IPA strains. It produces a slightly tart finish with a decent amount of esters. I usually spilt my NEIPA batches and use this blend in one, and London III in the other.


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Thanks for the information. I think I will like it. Will definitely try.

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Re: WLP644 Saccharomyces "Bruxellensis" Trois
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2022, 10:54:36 am »
It has a ton of the over ripe pineapple character and finishes with a very slight tart finish.

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Re: WLP644 Saccharomyces "Bruxellensis" Trois
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2022, 05:01:51 pm »
It certainly had a lot more hype when it was sold as a brett strain. Once it no longer seemed like a magic strain, a lot of the hype died off. What little interest seemed to drop off around the time diastaticus strains became boogeymen of brewing.

Now it's just one of the many strains out there that generates very little interest.
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Re: WLP644 Saccharomyces "Bruxellensis" Trois
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2022, 09:11:58 am »
It certainly had a lot more hype when it was sold as a brett strain. Once it no longer seemed like a magic strain, a lot of the hype died off. What little interest seemed to drop off around the time diastaticus strains became boogeymen of brewing.

Now it's just one of the many strains out there that generates very little interest.
I never cared for the character of it, too much overripe fruity character and I didnt care for the finish.