WLP530 Abbey Ale - White Labs Yeast

WLP530 Abbey Ale - White Labs Yeast

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Abbey Ale yeast is still used in two of the six Trappist breweries remaining in the world!  This yeast produces the distinctive fruitiness and plum characteristics. Excellent yeast for Belgian Ales, Dubbels and Trippels.

Abbey Ale yeast does best when pitched at 66-68F and let to rise up 1-2 degrees per day and hold it at 72-75F for 7-14 days. This yeast can dry out a beer no problem. With a gravity beer of 1.080 SG we recommend using 8g of Fermaid K (AD345) in conjunction with this yeast during the first 24-48 hours after pitch.

Attenuation: 73-78%
Flocculation: Medium to high
Fermentation Temp: 64-74F
Wyeast Equivalent: 1214 Belgian Ale

This strain is one of Vinnie Cilurzo's (Russian River Brewing Company) favorite yeast strains for his famous bottle conditioned belgian ales.

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

Please Note: When choosing an ice pack option beware that the liquid yeast will not arrive cold even when shipped together. Ice packs and insulated mailing options are designed to keep the yeast colder for longer during shipment, but they will not ensure that your yeast arrives cold. We will not replace liquid yeast that arrives warm. During warmer months we strongly recommend you choose dry yeast.


Item # WLP530
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Weight 0.14 LBS
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Makes great Belgian tripel
Jacob D on Jan 25, 2023
Chris White rocks
pilgirmhd on May 18, 2022
Makes great Belgian tripel
Jacob D on Jan 25, 2023
Most popular yeast for belgian Quads.
CBR rider on Dec 27, 2022
Chris White rocks
pilgirmhd on May 18, 2022
Making a high gravity Belgian trippel in somewhat uncontrollable fermentation environment. (500 is great if you can temp control)
Zachary E m on Apr 30, 2022
I like it
Stephen Russell on Apr 8, 2022
Superior phenolic profile for Belgian Tripel
Jon Koerber on Apr 6, 2022
When we initially ordered the kit, we requested WLP500, and this was substituted. We loved it so much we did not want to change a thing.
James Bracken on Feb 26, 2022
I prefer White Labs yeast
Dennis F on Jan 7, 2022
I like this liquid yeast wit this beer.
John Teasley on Dec 23, 2021
Used it before
Robert G on Nov 5, 2021
Heard good things about this yeast
Damon S on Jun 16, 2021
Customer recommendation in review.
Joel R on Mar 18, 2021
It was recommended by my brew kit.
Eric L on Feb 18, 2021
ryan d on Nov 20, 2020
For a sour i'm making.
Kenneth S on Nov 10, 2020
Brewing a tripel.
Joe M on Nov 5, 2020
liked the overall profile for my beer
Christopher Heffernan on Oct 25, 2020
I need it for my recipe, yeast makes the beer!
Brian P on Oct 8, 2020
Brewing a Belgian Dark Strong Ale.
Pete Johantgen on Oct 2, 2020
William M on Sep 23, 2020
Belgian Tripel
Rigoberto D on Aug 11, 2020
Recipe calls for it
Walter S on Jul 30, 2020
Making a fruity summer beer w/o fruit.
Timothy L on Jul 22, 2020
Daniel S on Apr 11, 2020
Making a Leffe (Belgian) clone, and it's a great estery yeast for that
John V on Apr 7, 2020
Based on users comments
WILLIAM POLSKOY on Apr 1, 2020
High ratings
Chim Chune Ko on Mar 31, 2020
belgian pale ale
Valued C on Mar 18, 2020
I like this yeast for belgian beers
Felipe K on Feb 4, 2020
It was suggested
Anthony S on Jan 15, 2020
To make Belgian Tripel
Dmitry B on Jan 7, 2020
Gerald F on Dec 30, 2019
I love it for Blonds, Tripels, and Quads.
Brian W on Dec 16, 2019
to brew a belgian dark strong
Andrew O on Dec 14, 2019
seemed reasonable
Erika B on Dec 3, 2019
recipe called for it
Jason S on Oct 21, 2019
Recommended yeast and White Labs has yet to let me down.
Paul Korinko on Oct 8, 2019
I love Belgians made with this yeast
Scott H on Sep 25, 2019
Carlos Juan Paolo L. V on Jun 27, 2019
Good for Belgian Strong Dark.
Frank Crow on Apr 25, 2019
Harold Ross on Apr 9, 2019
Make an abbey ale
Andrew Mueck on Apr 4, 2019
See above answer.
SANDY on Mar 27, 2019
Have good luck with this brand.
Nicholas C Trausch on Mar 21, 2019
Awesome product...used before in a dubbell
Glenn Peters on Mar 19, 2019
best yeast all time
Valued C on Feb 6, 2019
This had a higher flocculation than the other recommended yeasts for a Belgian, and the temperature range seemed manageable. I've used SafAle and Wyeast before, this will be my first White Labs, looking forward to how it comes out.
David B on Dec 18, 2018
I like WL yeast
Bob on Oct 22, 2018
Upcoming batch
Roger W on Aug 30, 2018
Molly H on Aug 17, 2018
Most popular yeast for belgian Quads.
CBR rider on Dec 27, 2022
Making a high gravity Belgian trippel in somewhat uncontrollable fermentation environment. (500 is great if you can temp control)
Zachary E m on Apr 30, 2022
I'm making a beer that I estimate will be around 1.074 - 1.080 OG. I don't have the things I need or the time get them to make a starter. Should I pitch 2 packs with a OG that high? Or should I pitch 1 pack with some fermaid K like mentioned in the description? This is a sour beer and will be going into barrels with a pack of Roeselare for secondary fermentation and aging. So will be I okay with just 1 pack for primary? Considering the mixed culture will consume residual sugars as it ages?
Heidi Gray on Jan 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Given that you’re adding Roeselare, I would do just one pack of Abbey Ale. Also, Roeselare works slowly on first, and sometimes even second and third generations. You may want to consider doing a separate small batch or starter with it while the main batch is fermenting with the Abbey Ale. For the best results, continue to decant and step the small batch as long as possible. And if you plan to make more sour batches with Roeselare in the future, save some and keep it rolling separately. Alternatively, add in some commercial dregs. Lindemans Cuvée René is a fast acting addition to almost any sour. Whatever you decide, best of luck. Kanpai.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Explosive Fermentation
Built up a double yeast starter for a 5.25 gallon batch with a OG of 1.075. The yeast started quickly with active bubbling within 3 hours.

By hour 30 I had yeast / krausen getting pushed out my blow off tube. Seems to be working great. So far went from 1.075 to 1.028 in 36 hours.
February 22, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great yeast
This has become my go-to yeast. Nice belgian character without being overbearing. I use this in a Trappist Single that is my house beer. Good attenuation, good flocculation, nice pear ester. Really a just a lovely yeast.
November 22, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My go-to yeast for Tripel and Dark Strong
I've used this yeast probably a dozen times over the years. Many of the other similar 530 numbers will work in a pinch, but I prefer this one if its available. Great Belgian abbey flavor and nose. I've taken home many awards with this strain. Highly recommended.
April 26, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic in Belgian Pale Ale
My first time brewing the Belgian Pale Ale extract recipe using this yeast turned out excellent. I am no yeast expert so I can't comment on how well it flocculated, etc. I can tell you that for an amateur I pitched this yeast at 84 degrees F (oops) and only fermented this bad boy for just 6 days at 72 F. Cold crashed at 36F for 36 hours, kegged and force carbonated.

Considering the very short fermentation time, and my high pitch temperature, the beer still turned out so good I found myself daydreaming at work about drinking the fine beer this yeast produced. I feel that it is this yeast that adds to and accentuates the complexity of the Belgian Pale Ale.

I did detect the fruitiness and the "plum" flavor really combined well with the "raisin-like" flavor of the Belgian Special B specialty grains in the recipe. It accentuated the complexities in the malts and the spicy notes in the hops.

I would like to test this side-by-side with the WLP500 Monastery yeast to see the difference.
January 18, 2019
Rated 5 out of 5
Enrtry level Belgian
A terrific yeast if you want a subtle Belgian taste with just a little fruit. Used it on a tripel and had a number of wine drinkers who really enjoyed it. One of my favorite Belgian yeasts. Can be a little of slow starter but attenuates well.
April 2, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
One of my favorite yeast strains.
I brew it around 80 degrees for both my Quad and triple. It has some wonderful flavors.
February 22, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
White Labs rocks
Excellent for my Abbey Trappist double
May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Belgian Yeast
The yeast took off fast and the beer turned out great! I highly recommend a blow-off tube or you will foul your airlock.
May 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
My favorite Belgian yeast strain
If you treat this yeast well, it will treat your beer very well. Attenuates very well to produce a slightly fruity and moderately spiced beer. Deep ester complexity. My favorite.
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Belgian Dubbel
Currently working on the perfect Dubbel with my son. This yeast starts well, ferments strong and smells wonderful. Be sure to use a starter and stir with O2 after pitching. I am comparing this yeast with 4 others on the same receipt for best flavor in what we personally like. More later...
May 1, 2014