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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Good dry yeast for stouts and porters.
Larry D on Sep 18, 2020
I usually use Nottingham, It is all that you had that was close
Mike H on Aug 29, 2020
Good dry yeast for stouts and porters.
Larry D on Sep 18, 2020
Sounded like it would go with ESB.
Zachory T on Sep 18, 2020
I usually use Nottingham, It is all that you had that was close
Mike H on Aug 29, 2020
starting to like lallemand more and more
Theo Macris on Aug 27, 2020
Scott H A on Aug 27, 2020
It was recommended
JACOB M on Aug 10, 2020
Thought an English yeast for English brown ale.
John W on Jul 29, 2020
goes with the kit
Matthew S on Jul 28, 2020
works well for ESB
Erik H on Jun 20, 2020
The beer style I plan to make calls for it.
Paul B on Jun 4, 2020
For a Firestone Walker DBA clone
Richard S on May 23, 2020
intrigued, never used it and want to try it out
Isidro J Z on May 19, 2020
Sale item and will try traditional English beers
Todd K C on May 19, 2020
only dry yeast available
Ranch on May 12, 2020
a neutral yeast
Ronald K on May 2, 2020
Try a new yeast
Steven C J on Apr 23, 2020
Trying a new yeast for my pale ale
Adam on Apr 18, 2020
To compare against other standard liquid yeasts
David C Lavery on Apr 12, 2020
good yeast
mark l on Apr 9, 2020
Marcus Vincent on Apr 3, 2020
Stout Recipe
Robert on Mar 27, 2020
the colors were pretty
Jonathan P on Mar 27, 2020
Using for a brown sour
Jason Fuller on Feb 13, 2020
What's ESB got to do with me
Brandon W on Oct 15, 2019
This too.
Eric P on May 13, 2019
for mild brown kit.
John M on Jan 24, 2019
I always use dry yeast and this was recommended
Nick L on Jan 9, 2019
Good price, great for session strength ales (very low attenuation).
David M. T on Nov 29, 2018
Richard S on Oct 31, 2018
Essential ESB yeast for Fullers clone
Stephen M. J on Oct 13, 2018
great results for spontaneous brew session
Ilza K on May 15, 2018
Because I prefer dry yeast and it delivers a slightly fruitier taste than Windsor.
Anthony J. S on Apr 13, 2018
Sounded like it would go with ESB.
Zachory T on Sep 18, 2020
starting to like lallemand more and more
Theo Macris on Aug 27, 2020
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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Working now
Just started a brew yesterday. This yeast is vibrantly fermenting right now.
August 19, 2020
1 month ago
All I can say is stand by to stand by. Expect a vigorous fermentation
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June 23, 2020
3 months ago
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
5 months ago
Good Yeast
Makes a good bitter.
February 4, 2020
8 months ago
Attenuation really sensitive to mash temperature
Take a second look over the technical sheet to ensure the proper amount of attenuation you'd like. Sub 147 F for mid-seventies attenuation. Any higher and your looking at high sixties, low seventies.

I mashed at 151 F for an Ordinary Bitter and this yeast attenuated ~69, 70% which apparently isn't out of the norm. It's still a tasty beer and the yeast is pleasantly in the mix, but it finished just a touch higher than I'd like.
November 8, 2019
10 months ago
Low mash temp is key
Because this yeast is a low attenuator, it is important to keep the mash temperature relatively low. It worked well for a best bitter. Although the FG was still a bit higher than optimal, the beer didn't taste sweet. I might use it again during summer when I don't like to order liquid yeast.
February 3, 2019
Very reactive yeast - but check if it's for you.
I rehydrated per instructions, and in 12 hours my air lock sounded like morse code on speed.

Check the technical data sheet before picking this yeast. Other have posted poor reviews because the beer didn't dry out. This yeast strain does not eat maltotriose, which is present in wort in an average 10-15% of all malt worts. If you have a big OG, you have no hope of getting under 1.020. Just how this strain behaves.

So, average 4 stars. 5 for it works, 3 for "it's fine". It did the job but wasn't blown away by the flavor. My porter called for "Fuller's strain" so that's why I picked this.
December 13, 2018
1 year ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
December 14, 2018
Zach R Staff
Took off great. Don’t know how works yet as still fermenting. Another week or two and we will see.
October 10, 2018
1 year ago