Hefeweizen IV Ale Yeast - WLP 380
WLP380 Hefeweizen IV Ale Yeast is used by many commercial breweries in Germany, famous for crisper, drier, and less bubble-gum-flavoured Hefeweizen beers.
This strain also works really well for making Belgian Wits, as its mild citrus character will create an interesting combination with the adjuncts and spices traditionally used in this style.
If you want to brew a really complex and interesting Hefeweizen, Dunkelweizen, Weizenbock, Witbier, or Roggenbier, WLP380 will certainly be a great pick as it tends to add exciting flavours even with the simplest grain bills while complimenting some of the fruitier hop varieties.
|Description:||If you want to get higher attenuation and lower banana character with your Hefeweizen, WLP380 Hefeweizen IV Ale Yeast will definitely please you with the results.
Purportedly sourced from the same brewery as the famous WLP300, Weihenstephan, this particular strain exhibits higher attenuation with a distinct phenolic character, while still retaining the same low flocculation resulting in trademark yeast haze common to all Hefeweizens.
Flavour-wise, WLP380 tends to put more emphasis on cloves, while also adding notes of sulphur and citrus into the game, creating very complex, interesting, yet very drinkable wheat beers.
|Attributes:||Attenuation: 73% - 80%
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature:66°F - 70°F