LalBrew NovaLager™ is a true bottom-fermenting Saccharomyces pastorianus hybrid from the novel Group III lineage that has been selected to produce clean lager beers with distinct flavour characteristics and superior fermentation performance.
LalBrew NovaLager™ is a robust lager strain with ideal characteristics for lager beer production including fast fermentations and high attenuation. The distinct flavour profile is very clean with slight esters over a wide temperature range.
This strain is a low VDK/diacetyl producer and utilises patented technology from the University of California Davis (USA) that inhibits the production of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) off-flavours, therefore reducing the maturation time associated with lager beer production.
Through expression of a β-glucosidase enzyme, LalBrew NovaLager can also promote hop biotransformation and accentuate hop flavour and aroma making it an ideal candidate for hoppy lagers.
In Lallemand’s Standard Conditions Wort at 12°C (53.6°F) LalBrew NovaLager™ yeast exhibits: Vigorous fermentation that can be completed in 6 days.
High Attenuation and Medium Flocculation.
Aroma and flavour are clean with low to medium esters, no sulphur. This strain is POF negative.
The optimal temperature range for LalBrew NovaLager™ yeast when producing traditional styles is 10 – 20°C (50 – 68°F).
Lag phase, total fermentation time, attenuation and flavour are dependent on pitch rate, yeast handling, fermentation temperature and nutritional quality of the wort.
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This product is the result of the research and development work of Renaissance Bioscience Corp. (Vancouver BC, Canada) in partnership with Lallemand Brewing. LalBrew NovaLager™ was selected using classical and non-GMO breeding methods to obtain a novel Saccharomyces cerevisiae x Saccharomyces eubayanus hybrid strain that defines a novel Group III (Renaissance) lager lineage that is distinct from any other traditional Saccharomyces pastorianus strains.