Wyeast · London ESB Ale 1968
- Very High
- 18.0 – 22.0°C
The London ESB Ale (1968) from Wyeast is a unique ale yeast that comes in liquid form, making it ideal for home brewers looking for a strain that is easy to use. This yeast is famous for its very high flocculation characteristics and a fairly high alcohol tolerance of 10.0%, allowing it to thrive in stronger, more robust brews. It presents an attenuation of 69.0%, which denotes its ability to ferment available sugars into alcohol and CO2. Ideally, this yeast should be fermented at temperatures ranging between 64.4-71.6°F (18.0-22.0°C), a range that supports the optimal activity and health of the yeast cells.
London ESB Ale (1968) is commonly used in the brewing of certain traditional beer styles, such as English Ales, Bitters, Porters, and Stouts, due to its distinct flavor profile and fermentation attributes. It helps to produce beers with a balanced mix of fruity and malt flavors, with a hint of nuttiness and a slight note of mineral-like yeastiness. This yeast is capable of producing a beer with a clean and crisp finish, a balanced fruity profile, and a full, rich mouthfeel.