Cream Ale Yeast Blend - WLP 080
WLP080 Cream Ale Blend falls neatly in the middle of the flocculation range, while having above average attenuation and alcohol tolerance, which makes it suitable for making refreshing, slightly dry beers of various alcohol content.
This blend tends to subdue the hop character a bit, making the flavour rounder and slightly reducing the bitterness. WLP080 is an excellent choice for brewing ale-lager crossover styles such as Altbier, Kolsch, California Common, and Cream Ale, while also adding an interesting and refreshing twist to more popular styles such as Pale Ale, Blonde Ale, and IPA.
|Description:||When brewing an authentic Cream Ale, California Common, or American Lager, the WLP080 Cream Ale Yeast Blend should definitely be your choice when it comes to the fermentation agent. It is a blend of an ale and lager strains, combining the best of both types of yeast. On the one hand, WLP080 delivers a light touch of sulphur and a bit of crispness common to lager yeast strains, while on the other also producing a bit of ethers and having optimal fermentation temperature typical for ale strains. The resulting beers are characterized by a clean, crisp, and neutral flavour, which makes them quite drinkable and enjoyable.|
|Attributes:||Attenuation: 75% - 80%
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature:65°F - 70°F