WLP540 Abbey IV Ale Yeast (Seasonal - July/August) - White Labs Yeast

WLP540 Abbey IV Ale Yeast (Seasonal - July/August) - White Labs Yeast

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WLP540 is an authentic traditional Belgian style yeast. Fruit character is medium. Use for Belgian style ales, dubbels, tripples, and specialty beers.
Please Note: This strain benefits from extra oxygenation.

  • Optimum Fermentation Temp: 66–72°F
  • Flocculation: Medium
  • Attenuation: 74–82%
  • Alcohol Tolerance: High (10–15%)
  • Cell Count: 100+ Billion
  • Seasonal Availability: Platinum Strain available July–August or as long as supplies last
Wyeast Equivalent: N/A
Please Note: For best results we Always recommend ordering an Ice Pack with your liquid yeast. Ice Packs can be found below in the "You might Also Need" section.
Item # WLP540
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Weight 0.14LBS
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Good character but picky about conditions
Like other reviewers I found this yeast to give a nice moderate fruitiness but have trouble getting it to finish. It needs a lot of help to finish out well. I have found that a bit of an oversized starter helped me to get the numbers I expected. Has worked a lot better for me after rinsing and reusing it in another beer.
May 23, 2014
Love it
Love the esters, but if you don't have a healthy starter with a good cell count you will never get the gravity down. I used this with 500 on a 1.097 triple & and crashed the gravity to 1.020 in 4 days @ 64?F. Make sure you have a healty starter, sevromicyes & goferm. Use fermade k at the pitch with good oxygen.
May 11, 2014
Not the best Belgian Yeast
A group of guys from my homebrew club used this yeast to brew a Belgian Dark Strong for a barrel project. I tried to build up my yeast with a nice low gravity Belgian Pale Ale, but the beer only fermented down to 1.034 from 1.050 over a month. We had the same issue with our Dark Strong, all of the beers fermented this yeast finished around 1.034. The flavors of the yeast were great, a nice estery and phenolic flavor. We fermented 10 gallons with WLP530 Abbey Ale and it fermented all the way to 1.013.

Overall the yeast leaves a nice Belgian character, but is difficult to get it to finish dry.
May 1, 2014
Nice yeast
I bought this yeast for my Belgian Pale ale recipe and it started very quickly and had an 80% apparent attenuation with an awesome fruity nose.
May 1, 2013