Bavarian Wheat


Available in Probrew pitches only

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The Bavarian Wheat strain is a big top-cropper and a low-flocculator, with banana, light pear, apple/plum, clove and vanilla. It is another great wheat beer option with a complex bouquet relative to Hefeweizen Ale I (OYL-021). Increase the esters with higher temperatures, wort density and lower pitch rate, or keep muted at lower temperatures to show clove. Sulfur conditions out.

This strain tests positive for the STA1 gene, an indicator of Saccharomyces cerevsiae var. diastaticus.  This strain may have the ability to metabolize dextrins over time, resulting in higher than expected attenuation.

  • Strain Type


  • Flocculation


  • Attenuation


  • Temperature Range

    64–75° F (18–24° C)

  • Alcohol Tolerance