Expect orange-marmalade and peach character with a clean, brut-like finish. Gulo was born at Omega Yeast as the mated offspring ofIrish Ale (OYL-005)andFrench Saison (OYL-026)and was chosen for exhibiting the best of the Irish strain's flavor while capturing the powerful attenuation of the French. Non-phenolic, aromatic and a beast at devouring wort sugars, think suitability for IPA (including Brut IPA), stout or Bière de Garde.
This strain tests positive for the STA1 gene, an indicator of Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus, and is capable of fermenting dextrins, resulting in very high attenuation.
The hybrids in this strain catalog were invented by Omega Yeast as the result of years of research and development. They are yeast strains that have never before existed. Although patenting brewing yeast strains is a somewhat novel concept, we made the decision to file a patent application for the unique Gulo® Ale strain to protect the time, creativity and expense invested in developing it. We recognize the brewing community's conventions of propagating in-house, repitching, and sharing cultures with other like-minded brewers, and while we want to protect our investment in Gulo®, we have no intention of stopping breweries or individuals that have purchased a culture from us from using it as they would any other non-patented strain. So, carry on brewing, and we will carry on creating quality Omega Yeast strains.