Used by many German breweries to produce rich, full-bodied, malty beers, this strain is a good choice for bocks and dopplebocks. A thorough diacetyl rest is recommended after fermentation is complete.
Lager yeast will usually be slow to start fermenting. When pitching a lager, it is suggested that you pitch at least twice as much yeast as you would an ale. For this reason, we always recommend a starter for lagers