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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Why did you choose this?
MoreFlavor Store
wanting authentic to style
Darrin B on Jul 22, 2021
Wanted this as a backup to liquid yeasts
William C on May 5, 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
Tiger 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
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 Sabin 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 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 Pierce on May 13, 2019
for mild brown kit.
John 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
Troy F on May 11, 2021
Michael A S on Apr 27, 2021
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
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
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Working now
Just started a brew yesterday. This yeast is vibrantly fermenting right now.
August 19, 2020
11 months 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good Yeast
Makes a good bitter.
February 4, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
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
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
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
Rated 4 out of 5
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
over 2 years 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
Rated 3 out of 5
Took off great. Don’t know how works yet as still fermenting. Another week or two and we will see.
October 10, 2018
over 2 years ago