White Labs · Belgian Ale WLP550
- 20.0 – 26.0°C
The Belgian Ale (WLP550) by White Labs is a liquid ale yeast renowned for its versatility in brewing a wide array of Belgian style beers. With an impressive attenuation rate of 81.5%, this yeast strain contributes to a dryer finish, allowing the complexities of the malt and hops to shine through. The flocculation is rated medium, yielding beers with moderate clarity without significant filtration. Its alcohol tolerance is also medium, making it suitable for crafting a broad spectrum of brews without worry about the yeast giving out in higher gravity beers.
Optimum fermentation with this strain occurs at a range of 20.0-26.0 °C (68-78.8 °F), making it suitable for brewers in diverse climates. This yeast excels in brewing styles such as Belgian Pale Ale, Belgian Dubbel and Tripel, Belgian Golden Strong Ale, and Saison, among others. As for the flavor profile, Belgian Ale (WLP550) imparts characteristic Belgian-style phenolics, which contribute clove-like notes, along with moderate fruitiness, giving complexity and depth to your brew. It truly embodies the traditional character of Belgian ales, perfect for those looking to experiment with authentic Belgian brewing.