This unique yeast can be used in your saison, farmhouse ale, or other Belgian styles where high ester levels are important. Rustic typically produces a lot of bubblegum and fruity/juicy aromas that compliment complex maltiness. Balanced by a light clove phenol profile, Rustic produces lovely flavor profiles indicative of those classic Belgain styles known and loved.
This strain tests positive for the STA1 gene via PCR analysis and is therefore considered to be Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus
Temp: 68–80°F (20–27°C)
Alcohol Tolerance: 12%