LalBrew® London English Style Ale Yeast - Lallemand

LalBrew® London English Style Ale Yeast - Lallemand

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This English-style ale yeast from Lallemand is the model of reliable fermentation performance and modest ester production. London ESB exhibits light flavors and aromas of fruit and ester, but is predominantly neutral in character, allowing the malt and hops of the beer to shine through. It's perfect for your Extra Special Bitter, but may also be used in many authentic heritage UK styles like Pale Ale, Bitter and Mild. Use London ESB to make Ciders as well!

Beer Styles: English-style ales, pale ales
Aroma: Fruity, estery, malt
Attenuation: Medium
Fermentation Range: 65-72°F
Flocculation: Low
Alcohol Tolerance: 12% ABV

*See the technical data sheet below for information on rehydration, usage and storage.

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British Pales and Bitters
Nick N on Nov 24, 2022
Heard good things and haven’t used it before
Andrew Stuart B on Nov 15, 2022
British Pales and Bitters
Nick N on Nov 24, 2022
Christopher G on Nov 18, 2022
Heard good things and haven’t used it before
Andrew Stuart B on Nov 15, 2022
Brewing ESB. Moving away from purchasing liquid yeast
Todd R S on Oct 18, 2022
need for a specific beer style
David P on Oct 3, 2022
Suggestion of recipe
Ben N on Aug 29, 2022
Enjoyed it in the past
Douglas A B on Aug 22, 2022
for the beer kit
Matt G on Aug 15, 2022
Trying something new! And with the days being hot, shipping dry is a safer option!
Gregory W on Jul 12, 2022
English Beer
Fred B on Jul 2, 2022
It works well with the beer style I'm making
Michael H on Jun 13, 2022
No cold pack required
Kenneth C on Jun 3, 2022
Quality item
Patrick S on May 25, 2022
Worked great last time
John W on Apr 30, 2022
for the Mild Brown kit.
Clive D on Apr 9, 2022
Dylan B on Mar 25, 2022
my recipe
James P on Mar 24, 2022
Try some new yeast
Bruhop60 on Mar 23, 2022
StepR on Mar 8, 2022
This is the yeast I used last with Terpene Dream and it was good.
John W on Mar 4, 2022
looks closest to WL English Ale
Paul N on Feb 3, 2022
is recommended
John W on Jan 29, 2022
back up
Anthony J S on Dec 17, 2021
It was recommended on the recipe card
Jennifer G on Dec 7, 2021
DANIEL R on Dec 3, 2021
used it happily before
Dennis C on Sep 23, 2021
Good strain for an ESB
Steve R on Aug 27, 2021
never tried before
Donald C M on Aug 12, 2021
wanting authentic to style
Darrin B on Jul 22, 2021
Troy F on May 11, 2021
Wanted this as a backup to liquid yeasts
William C on May 5, 2021
Michael A S on Apr 27, 2021
Going to use in a porter and Lallemand yeast has yet to disapoint me.
Joel Bornhoft on Apr 19, 2021
For the low attenuation
Jason Fuller on Mar 2, 2021
Makes an awesome ESB
Michael B on Feb 18, 2021
trying first time
Nojoe Biden on Feb 5, 2021
Looking to get a better yeast profile than Safale S04
Hiram R. on Feb 2, 2021
Great Yeast
Catherine L on Jan 23, 2021
Brewing English Beers
Steven McPeak on Jan 16, 2021
Ronnie R on Dec 20, 2020
As recommended
Jens V on Dec 15, 2020
Because after MB shipped the wong order, they still missed it on the retry.
Christopher B on Dec 8, 2020
For English beers
Noel M on Dec 3, 2020
I always forget to make a starter
Justin M on Nov 28, 2020
Suggested to go with this kit
Neda P on Nov 11, 2020
It was the recommended yeast
Dennis S on Nov 10, 2020
good quality and price
Nick S on Oct 29, 2020
Trying it for the first time
Shad S on Oct 24, 2020
Recommended for the ESB
Jeffrey E on Oct 20, 2020
Recommended with the kit
Robert K on Oct 1, 2020
Christopher G on Nov 18, 2022
Brewing ESB. Moving away from purchasing liquid yeast
Todd R S on Oct 18, 2022
Is this similar to wyeast London ESB yeast?
Christopher Gaige on May 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. Reading the spec sheets, the Wyeast liquid form is a highly flocculant strain compared to the low flocculant Lallemand dry yeast. They will each attenuate about the same, however the Lallemand is a little more alcohol tolerant. They are similar in producing slight estery malt forward beers.

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Rated 5 out of 5
3 day primary fermentation
I was worried to try powdered yeast, but I used it for what turned out to be a 6.7% ESB. I used one 11g pouch, and primary finished in 3 days.
I will definitely be using dry yeast again in the future.
November 19, 2022
3 weeks ago
Rated 4 out of 5
There she blows
I had forgotten that I used this yeast once before for a stout & how active it is. This time used for a porter and luckily put the buckets in an extra shower - the next morning both had bubbled over and some shot up a few feet. So make sure to spread a lot of towels or put where it can make a mess. Clean out the air locks a few times if it does bubble over or it will back up with a huge amount of pressure build up.
October 13, 2022
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Hit FG in 48 hrs. That was crazy to me!! Conditioning isn't complete but love what it taste like already
September 6, 2022
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Quick Starter!
Last beer was off an running in about 8 hours post pitch from a rehydrated packet. Finished bulk of fermentation in 2 days and almost got out of the fermenter. I have used it before, and it is a good yeast if you are looking to maintain some malty flavor in the beer. However, if you want a very clear beer you will need to cold crash and or use some finings.
July 7, 2022
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
When I want that British Flavor my go to yeast.
January 4, 2022
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Worked great in a cider. Looking forward to some ESBs.
Used it for a raspberry-cider. Dried it right out and added/kept more of a fruity flavor than previous batches where I used dry wine yeast. I’m looking forward to trying with an ESB.
November 28, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Working now
Just started a brew yesterday. This yeast is vibrantly fermenting right now.
August 19, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
All I can say is stand by to stand by. Expect a vigorous fermentation
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June 23, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great yeast!
Fast starter. Highly flocculent. Fermented at 62F. Beer was at terminal in 5 days. Ideal for malty brown ale kit.
April 9, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good Yeast
Makes a good bitter.
February 4, 2020
over 2 years ago