Creating a rich mineral profile, the 1028 strain produces a beer with a bold, crisp finish and some fruitiness. Often used for higher gravity ales, the 1028 yeast produces a high level of attenuation during fermentation.
Temperature Range: 60-72F, 15-22C
Alcohol Tolerance: 11%ABV
Styles: Brown Porter, Dry Stout, English Barleywine, Foreign Extra Stout, Mild, Northern English Brown Ale, Old Ale, Robust Porter, Russian Imperial Stout
Versatile across many styles, the strain produces everything from lightly hopped Ordinary Bitters to high gravity Stouts spiced with spearmint leaves, cream ales and aggressively hopped British or American Pale ales. Subdued fruitiness really accentuates malt character of darker styles, especially at lower temperatures.
For a clone of Union Jack, the 1028 strain aids in the creation of a nice facsimile.