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WLP570 Belgian Golden Ale - White Labs Yeast
WLP570
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Description

WLP570 hails from the famous region of East Flanders. This versatile yeast can produce light Belgian ales all the way to high gravity Belgian beers (12% ABV). A combination of fruitiness and phenolic characteristics dominate the flavor profile. Some sulfur is produced during fermentation, which will dissipate following the end of fermentation.

  • Optimum Fermentation Temp: 68–78°F
  • Flocculation: Low
  • Attenuation: 73–78%
  • Alcohol Tolerance: High (10–15%)
  • Cell Count: 100+ Billion
Wyeast Equivalent: Belgian Strong – WY1388
 
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Item # WLP570
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Weight 0.25LBS
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Superior phenolics, poor flocculation
Given that I am the person who originally cultivated this yeast from van Steenberge Gulden Draak and gave it to Chris White in about 1996, I am prejudiced.

This is my "go to" Belgian yeast with lovely phenolics and does not produce hardly any banana when fermented very warm. When I was propagating it, it was a much poorer flocculator than after Chris cleaned it up. It is still not a very good flocculator. However, it produces a lovely aromatic character and clovey phenolic taste with much spicy complexity. It is not exceptionally tolerant of high gravity wort, so if you plan on making a beer with an OG of over 1.080, you need to grow it up in a couple of batches of beer first. I have successfully fermented a 1.122 wort down to 1.024, but only with a huge amount of yeast slurry from two previous batches. Belgian Golden Strong made with this yeast was awarded a Gold in 2001 and 2002 in NHC First Round and a Silver at NHC final round in 2002. And, a Belgian Dark Strong brewed that same year, continued to get better with age for the next 12 years, but sadly is all gone.

I LOVE THIS YEAST!!!!!!
January 27, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
yum
did a Belgian golden strong for a holiday beer - rave reviews
May 5, 2015