Isolated from spontaneously fermented apples on a remote island off the coast of Denmark in the fall of 2009, this culture is a unique blend of three yeast strains (two belonging to Saccharomyces cerevisiae and one Torulaspora delbrueckii).
Although originally thriving in the simple sugar fermentations such as wine and cider, this blend ferments maltose as well and has been used to make a series of true New Nordic Beers, which many were presented at the Copenhagen Beer Festival 2015. This blend has a specific aroma profile, especially at higher temperatures, that resemble classic styles such as Belgian saison or German hefeweizen.
Q: Is this an ale or lager culture?
A: This blend ferments as low as 50°F (10°C) and up to 86°F (30°C) and is because of this wide range spanning all the way from neutral and clean aromas to spicy and fruity.
-- Answer provided by Troels Prahl, Managing Director of White Labs Copenhagen and Head of R&D for White Labs