WLP550 Belgian Ale - White Labs Yeast

WLP550 Belgian Ale - White Labs Yeast

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WLP550 Belgian ale yeast is a wonderful overall strain for classic Belgian ales. Saisons, Belgian Ales, Belgian Reds, Belgian Browns, and White beers are just a few of the classic Belgian beer styles that can be created with this yeast strain. Phenolic and spicy flavors dominate the profile, with less fruitiness than WLP500.

  • Optimum Fermentation Temp: 68–78°F
  • Flocculation: Medium
  • Attenuation: 78–85%
  • Alcohol Tolerance: High (10–15%)
  • Cell Count: 100+ Billion
Wyeast Equivalent: Belgian Ardennes – WY3522
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.
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 # WLP550
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Weight 0.14 LBS
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Great for Belgian Triples
Daniel Z on Jan 5, 2023
My favorite Belgian yeast
Tom C on Oct 25, 2022
Great for Belgian Triples
Daniel Z on Jan 5, 2023
For Belgian Dark Ale
Jerry G on Dec 9, 2022
My favorite Belgian yeast
Tom C on Oct 25, 2022
I am brewing a Belgian Tripel Ale
Randall B on Jun 13, 2022
Preference to white labs
Liana on Apr 28, 2022
Great Yeast for making Lambic fruit ales!
Doug Haviland on Jul 3, 2021
see how it works in warmer temps with abbey type ale
Edward S on Jun 9, 2021
Morebeer and Whitelabs support the brewing network
Tom K on May 18, 2021
Need it for a Witbier
Edward B on Apr 15, 2021
great yeast
Christopher E on Dec 4, 2020
making belgian wit
JASON A VAN H on Nov 13, 2020
Best price available.
Matthew P on Oct 31, 2020
Cloning Chimay Red
Mike D on May 28, 2020
I can see the future - there is a saison coming
Glen Martin on May 12, 2020
to brew
Dana W on Jan 10, 2020
Compare to wyeast 3522 (equivalent)
Michael m on Jul 18, 2019
Robert P on Apr 30, 2019
Belgian tripel
Walter j on Mar 22, 2019
For Belgian Dark Ale
Jerry G on Dec 9, 2022
I am brewing a Belgian Tripel Ale
Randall B on Jun 13, 2022

4.8 / 5.0
8 Reviews
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Rated 4 out of 5
Belgian Yeast
Arrived tepid, but still good.
September 1, 2022
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I used this yeast to make a Belgian IPA and it was fantastic....I've made this same IPA 3 times now and it's been great each time!
January 16, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great performance and flavor
I needed to make a beer that appealed to the masses as well to hardened beer drinkers, a real crowd pleaser. With this yeast, my 6.6%ABV Belgian pale was delicious & ready to drink 2 weeks after brew day. I highly recommend this yeast.
At 68F, we got a moderately strong banana nose. If you want more pepper or clove, you may want to play with the temp a bit.
May 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
Good Belgian Flavor
Used this yeast for MoreBeer's Belgian Pale Ale All Grain kit and it worked very well. Went from OG of 1.054 to FG of 1.010. I fermented a bit higher, ~70F, and the Belgian flavors were bold and tasty.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Love this Belgian
My favorite of the Belgian strains. Works strong and somewhat hot. Check out the WhiteLabs website for proper info of course. Make a good starter with this one to avoid strain.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Yeast to work with
This yeast always starts strong finishes clean, with great flavor. Always seems very health with high viability and vitality. You can't go wrong with this yeast, my begian Duppel is a household favorite because of this yeast.
May 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Belgian character
This is a stand by yeast for me. The balance between the esters & phenols is nice, if a bit on the stronger side.
May 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Great flavor
A real treat to brew with. The vented CO2 has amazing aroma. Perfect for bready Belgians IMO.
May 6, 2013