Wyeast · London Ale III 1318
- 18.0 – 23.0°C
London Ale III (1318) from Wyeast is a liquid form ale yeast well-regarded for its reliable performance and versatile usage. Characterized by its high flocculation property, it tends to clump and settle out of the beer quickly, thus creating a clear product without much requirement for filtration or fining. Its attenuation level stands at 73.0%, which suggests a decent ability to ferment available sugars, and it also boasts an alcohol tolerance of up to 10.0%, making it suitable for a variety of beer styles.
This strain thrives at an ideal fermentation temperature range of 64.4-73.4 °F (18.0-23.0 °C), which makes it adaptable to most home brewing environments. It is typically used in brewing English styles such as Bitters, Pale Ales, Porters, and Stouts. The London Ale III is renowned for producing a balanced flavor profile, contributing fruity esters and mild maltiness to the beer, while still allowing the characteristics of the hops to shine through. It often imparts a slightly sweet, smooth finish that enhances the overall complexity of the beer.