top fermenting yeast


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Noun1.top fermenting yeast - brewer's yeast used in top fermentation of ale
brewer's yeast - yeast used in fermenting beer
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Bitters, milds, stouts, porters, barley wines, golden ales and old ales, use top fermenting yeast, which forms a thick head on the top of the fermenting vessel and the process is shorter, more vigorous and carried out at higher temperatures than lager.
Frank Jones Ale is brewed with imported English malts and top fermenting yeast, just like the original," says Jim Killeen, president of Nutfield Brewing Co.