Belgian Ale Yeast - WLP 550
If you’re looking for an all-around Belgian ale strain that will allow you to brew a broad range of Belgian beer styles, WLP550 Belgian Ale Yeast will be just the perfect pick. It is one of the more versatile strains with a distinct Belgian character that delivers impressive attenuation and hefty alcohol tolerance.
In terms of flavour, WLP550 tends to produce more spicy phenolics without the excessive fruitiness of certain Belgian strains, which makes it suitable for making anything from Abbey Dubbels to Belgian Pale Ales and Saisons.
Belgian Ale YeastWLP550 Belgian Ale Yeast is a very vigorous fermenter so it’s highly recommended to have some extra headspace in your fermentation vessel and use a blow-off tube instead of an airlock to avoid unwanted spills. The strain is rumoured to be sourced from the famous Ahcouffe brewery, which is famous for its pleasant, dry, and flavourful beers that put a strong emphasis on the spicy character of the yeast. When used correctly in a controlled environment, WLP550 can produce magnificent beers in a broad range of Belgian beer styles. No wonder so many commercial brewers have chosen it as their go-to house strain when making all kinds of Belgian beers.
|Attributes:||Attenuation: 78% - 85%
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 68°F - 78°F