Belgian Ales

Strains

LC005
WitSmith

  • Fermentation: top
  • Temperature Range: 16 - 24°C
  • Attenuation: 72 - 75 %
  • Flocculation: low
  • Alcohol Tolerance: 10 % ABV
  • Strain Profile: This strain is from southern Belgium and has been selected for and bred to make Belgian wheat beers with all their Belgian-funk flavor profiles.
  • Recommended Styles: Belgian Pale Ale, Bière Blanche/Witbier
  • Similar Strains: WYEAST 3944 Belgian Witbier

LC007
Belgium Abbey

  • Fermentation: top
  • Temperature Range: 19 - 24°C
  • Attenuation: 74 - 78 %
  • Flocculation: low to medium
  • Alcohol Tolerance: 12 % ABV
  • Strain Profile: This yeast strain is first generation straight form the land of great beer, dedicated for Belgian abbey beers the flavour/aroma profile is characteristic for Belgian ales.
  • Recommended Styles: Belgian Dark Strong Ale, Blond, Dubbel, Tripel
  • Similar Strains: WYEAST 1214 Belgian Abbey, 1388 Belgian Strong Ale

LC008
Extreme Belgian

  • Fermentation: top
  • Temperature Range: 18 - 24°C
  • Attenuation: 72 - 76 %
  • Flocculation: very high
  • Alcohol Tolerance: 12 % ABV
  • Strain Profile: This strain is like a typical Belgian yeast on steroids, producing a very intense spicy-fruity character
  • Recommended Styles: Belgian Dark Strong Ale, Blond, Dubbel, Tripel
  • Similar Strains: WYEAST 3522 Belgian Ardennes

LC009
La Trappist

  • Fermentation: top
  • Temperature Range: 19 - 25°C
  • Attenuation: 74 - 78 %
  • Flocculation: medium
  • Alcohol Tolerance: 12 % ABV
  • Strain Profile: This very special yeast strain was collected during a sampling trip right in the heart of a monastery brewery. This strain produces typical flavours of monastery beers and is a classic Belgian strain with a good balance between fruit esters and spicy phenols.
  • Recommended Styles: Belgian Golden Strong Ale, Blond, Dubbel, Tripel
  • Similar Strains: WYEAST 3787 Trappist High Gravity

LC017
Belgian Modesty

  • Fermentation: top
  • Temperature Range: 18 - 24°C
  • Attenuation: 75 - 80 %
  • Flocculation: medium to high
  • Alcohol Tolerance: 15 % ABV
  • Strain Profile: A very interesting and reserved strain of Belgium yeast characterised with low ester production and high alcohol tolerance. If you desire less of the characteristic Belgian funk this is the strain for you. Well suited in dark Belgian Ales.
  • Recommended Styles: Belgian Dark Strong Ale, Blond, Dubbel, Tripel
  • Similar Strains: WYEAST 1762 Belgian Abbey II

LC046
Belgian Wit

  • Fermentation: top
  • Temperature Range: 18 - 23°C
  • Attenuation: 74 - 78 %
  • Flocculation: low to medium
  • Alcohol Tolerance: 10 % ABV
  • Strain Profile: A strain producing a highly phenolic aroma, it is the original yeast used to produce witbier in Belgium
  • Recommended Styles: Belgian Classic Beer, Bière Blanche/Witbier, Bière de Garde, Blond, Dubbel, Saison, Tripel
  • Similar Strains: WLP400

LC047
Restrained Belgian Wit

  • Fermentation: top
  • Temperature Range: 18 - 22°C
  • Attenuation: 70 - 75 %
  • Flocculation: low to medium
  • Alcohol Tolerance: 8 % ABV
  • Strain Profile: Less Belgian-like phenolics than LC046 and more spicy. Will leave a bit more sweetness, and flocculation is higher than LC046. Use to produce Belgian wit, spiced ales, wheat ales, and specialty beers.
  • Recommended Styles: Belgian Classic Beer, Bière Blanche/Witbier, Bière de Garde, Blond, Dubbel, Saison, Tripel
  • Similar Strains: WLP410

LC049
Siege of Bastogne

  • Fermentation: top
  • Temperature Range: 18 - 22°C
  • Attenuation: 74 - 82 %
  • Flocculation: medium
  • Alcohol Tolerance: 10 - 15 % ABV
  • Strain Profile: A high gravity, historic Belgian style ale yeast. Produces dry beer with slight acidic finish. More ‘clean’ fermentation character than LC048 or LC50. Not as spicy as LC50
  • Recommended Styles: Belgian Classic Beer, Belgian Dark Strong Ale, Belgian Golden Strong Ale, Dubbel, Tripel
  • Similar Strains: WLP510

LC052
The Strong One

  • Fermentation: top
  • Temperature Range: 19 - 22°C
  • Attenuation: 78 - 85 %
  • Flocculation: very low
  • Alcohol Tolerance: 10 - 15 % ABV
  • Strain Profile: Perfect for brewing Belgian Dark Strongs, Abbeys or Christmas beers. Produces moderate levels of esters and spice
  • Recommended Styles: Belgian Dark Strong Ale, Belgian Table Bier, Bière de Garde, Blond, Dubbel, Saison, Tripel
  • Similar Strains: WLP545 Belgian Strong Ale Yeast, WY1388

LC051
Abbey Road

  • Fermentation: top
  • Temperature Range: 19 - 22°C
  • Attenuation: 74 - 82 %
  • Flocculation: very low
  • Alcohol Tolerance: 10 - 15 % ABV
  • Strain Profile: Moderate fruitiness. Perfect for Belgian-style ales, dubbels and trippels
  • Recommended Styles: Belgian Table Bier, Bière de Garde, Dubbel, Saison, Tripel
  • Similar Strains: WLP540 Abbey IV Ale Yeast, WY1762, Safbrew T-58

LC050
The Real Deal

  • Fermentation: top
  • Temperature Range: 19 - 22°C
  • Attenuation: 75 - 80 %
  • Flocculation: very low
  • Alcohol Tolerance: 10 - 15 % ABV
  • Strain Profile: All the way from Westmalle brewery this amazing yeast produces distinctive fruitiness and plum characteristics. Excellent yeast for Belgian-style ales, dubbels and trippels
  • Recommended Styles: Belgian Dark Strong Ale, Belgian Table Bier, Bière Blanche/Witbier, Bière de Garde, Blond, Dubbel, Saison, Tripel
  • Similar Strains: WLP530 Abbey Ale Yeast, WY3787, WY1214