WLP005 British Ale - White Labs Yeast

WLP005 British Ale - White Labs Yeast

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Like most English strains, this yeast produces malty beers. We get a velvety mouth feel on the palate and a hint of cherries and rose petals in the aroma. With the great attenuation this strain provides you can ferment almost any ale. We've used this in a strong scotch and the outcome was phenomenal. To ferment this yeast properly pitch at 64-66F and let it rise to 66-68F. Ferment for 10-14 days in the primary. Excellent for all English style ales including bitter, pale ale, porter, and brown ale.

Attenuation: 67-74%
Flocculation: High
Optimum Fermentation Temp: 65-70.
Wyeast Equivalent: 1098 British

For best results we always recommend ordering an ice pack with your liquid yeast.


Item # WLP005
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 0.14 LBS
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British Ale yeast was recommended by Ray. Additionally, it's January and is being shipped from PA, so risk of yeast spoiling is low.
John Montgomery on Jan 16, 2023
Prefer British Ale yeast.
Jordan K on Dec 6, 2022
British Ale yeast was recommended by Ray. Additionally, it's January and is being shipped from PA, so risk of yeast spoiling is low.
John Montgomery on Jan 16, 2023
for english n nut brown ale
Jerry G on Dec 9, 2022
Prefer British Ale yeast.
Jordan K on Dec 6, 2022
I've had good success with WL before.
Isaac K on Nov 15, 2022
Try it
Conrad a b on Oct 25, 2022
Valued C on Aug 25, 2021
I prefer to use WhiteLabs yeast
Ryan M on Jul 14, 2021
goes with the kit
Brandon L on Jun 11, 2021
To make an ESB
MIKE W on May 7, 2021
Really helps with fermentation, and i love White labs yeast.
Brandon M on Mar 10, 2021
recommended by ray daniels
David Kimpel on Nov 25, 2020
Suggested on recipe
Andy H M on Nov 24, 2020
It's what my brew calls for
Jason Van D on Oct 13, 2020
Jerry P on Sep 12, 2020
used it before
Thomas J. B on Aug 20, 2020
perfect yeast for my Belgian Dark!
Anthony B O on Jul 21, 2020
brewing english ale
Dale E on Jun 16, 2020
Planning to brew a Mac & Jack's clone
Isidro J Z on Jun 4, 2020
WL is reliable
Michael L H on Apr 1, 2020
Like the flavors
Guy P on Mar 26, 2020
For Pale 31
David K on Mar 25, 2020
Good balance, alcohol tolerant, flocculent, clean crisp taste.
Stephen Tipton on Mar 17, 2020
For a stout
christopher l on Mar 12, 2020
Making a Foreign Export Stout
Robert F G on Feb 14, 2020
American stout
John c on Feb 6, 2020
Brewing an imperial pastry porter
Brian M on Jan 31, 2020
Low Fermentation Temp
Dale Z on Jan 16, 2020
It was recommended
Brian on Jan 14, 2020
Recommended for kit - uses White Labs in past and was never dissapointed
Sina on Dec 20, 2019
Recommended yeast
Robert B on Dec 12, 2019
Seemed like the best choice.
FRANCIS O on Nov 19, 2019
Recommended by MoreBeer
William M on Nov 12, 2019
Have had good luck with this strain
Michael L H on Nov 11, 2019
Hector Adame on Oct 8, 2019
for porter
Jeff V on Jul 10, 2019
Want it
Brent on Jun 4, 2019
Malty yeast
Lauren W on Jun 3, 2019
Heather K on Mar 1, 2019
This is a fantastic yeast which I use in many of my beers.
Steven Castaneda on Feb 2, 2019
I'm making an English Pale Ale
Donald A on Jan 28, 2019
I used before and liked the efficiency and flavors it adds
Luiz T on Jan 27, 2019
steve P on Jan 23, 2019
used instead of wlp001 and like it better
STEVE F on Jan 11, 2019
Eric H on Nov 20, 2018
ez product to use
marty m on Oct 27, 2018
heard good things
Chris W on Oct 24, 2018
want some
Alan T on Oct 24, 2018
It was the top recommendation from the websites.
Mike Catalano on Oct 11, 2018
I will be brewing a Brown Ale for the Fall. I've had good luck with White Labs.
Jim J on Sep 10, 2018
DAVE G on May 21, 2018
for english n nut brown ale
Jerry G on Dec 9, 2022
I've had good success with WL before.
Isaac K on Nov 15, 2022

4.3 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Strong Like Bull
We use the British Ale yeast in our Belgian Dark Trappist Style Ale (ABV - 9.8%) with excellent results. It rips through fermentation (yeast starter used) with excellent results. No problem with the higher gravity worts.
August 7, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Strong Fermentor
Used this in a Northern English Brown Ale. Fermentation started quickly (after building it up in a starter). Fermentation was mostly finished in 3.5 days and the yeast cemented itself to the bottom of the fermentor, leaving behind a very clear wort.
I've not tasted the ale yet, but the other characteristics seem largely similar to WLP002.
January 29, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Going back to dry yeast
Time to yeast activity was increased with this, and overall fermentation time was increased in the 3 times I used this yeast along with an aerator, as opposed to just sprinkling dry yeast over the top of the wort and agitating a bit. More expensive, too, and not as stable.
July 3, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Next time, I'll use a different yeast. Now that I used it, it's flavor is off. After conceding with some of my brew brothers, they too have had the issues.
The yeast worked as it shoukd, but it's just not a very good one.
March 2, 2018
over 5 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
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May 27, 2020
Malcolm lieban
Rated 5 out of 5
Great prodcut
Used this with a smoked porter, fast fermentation, no issues.
May 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
Grear yeast
I have had no problems with this yeast. I recommend it for British style ales.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Great yeast
I have used this yeast on my batches and will continue to use this in other batches. I like to reuse this yeast and experiment with it since it gives great flavors.
May 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
awesome strain
just wanted to mix things up a bit and tried this yeast on a brew i normally use california ale yeast on and it turned out great!
May 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
Good to stay true to style for English styles.
Good yeast, clears out and flocs really solid. Racking off the yeast cake I could practically let the syphon sit on the cake and it still didn't suck much yeast up. Great for staying true to English styles
May 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Reliable All Around Yeast
This is by far my favorite strain to brew with. It makes excellent pale ales with a just the right amount of body and really lets the hop flavor come through. In my opinion it has more flavor than the american ale strain for most beer styles and does not finish as dry. The yeast starts strong and settles out well and it makes a clear beer. I also use this strain for brewing my fruit beers with reliable results. Try this with your next fruit ale. Since I work with yeast in my day job, I have been propagating this strain for quite some time and it has a stable profile over time. For a 5 gallon batch I make a 1 liter starter a day or two before brewing.
May 30, 2013