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White Labs WLP550 Belgian Ale

$7.99

SKU# YP550

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A number of classic Belgian beer styles can be created with this yeast strain. Phenolic and spicy flavors dominate the profile, with less fruitiness then WLP500.

We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary Cold Ice Packs with all liquid yeasts. However, it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip, given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.

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Saisons, Belgian Ales, Belgian Reds, Belgian Browns, and White beers are just a few of the classic Belgian beer styles that can be created with this yeast strain. Phenolic and spicy flavors dominate the profile, with less fruitiness then WLP500. Apparent attenuation: 72-78%. Flocculation: medium. Optimum temp: 68°-78° F


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Yeast Format Liquid
Yeast Style Belgian Ale
Min Fermenting Temp 68
Max Fermenting Temp 78
Flocculation Medium
Min Attenuation % 78
Max Attenuation % 85
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My Belgian Pale Ale took 3rd in the oldest homebrew contest in the USA!
Don't bother listening to the previous poster's advice. I'm sorry his beer turned out bad, but it has nothing to do with this yeast strain! This yeast produces wonderful, delicate peppery phenolics when the fermenting beer's temperature is 72*F. As stated above, my beer took 3rd place in the Mayfaire Homebrew Competition, the oldest homebrew comp. in the United States. When I brewed the beer (2 yrs ago) it was my best product to date. Sorry to burst your bubble, "Spunky."
July 31, 2011
A go-to yeast for Belgian styles
A work horse of a yeast for Belgians. Easy in terms of temperature range, attenuates nicely and leaves some nice phenolics. Good for Saisons, Biere de Garde even dubbels. Really can't go wrong with this strain.
May 31, 2013
hardcore yest
I hope you have room for a big pot to put your blow off tube in. If you make a high gravity beer your going to need it. It's a wonderful smelling yeast while it ferments. If you've been looking for a good Belgian yeast then look no further.
October 2, 2013
Great Belgian Style Yeast
I use this in two of my own recipes and constantly get rave reviews. Versatile yeast that works fast, especially when you create a yeast starter for higher gravities. Solid Belgian Yeast. Period.
July 13, 2013
Much better out there
Compared to the 3 other Belgian yeasts I have used , and still store in my fridge, this one is well pretty lame. It needs TLC through different temps, needs coaxed and produces no great flavors, scrap this one !!!!!
July 6, 2011
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Is there a good dry alternative to this yeast?
S T on Sep 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend trying T-58 by Safbrew as a dry alternative.

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