Belgian Golden Ale Yeast (WLP570)
From: White Labs
Type: Yeast • Packet: Liquid
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus
STA1 gene: Yes
From East Flanders, this yeast is versatile in that it can produce low to high gravity Belgian beers up to12% ABV. A combination of fruitiness and phenolic characteristics dominate the flavor profile.
Brewing Properties of Belgian Golden Ale Yeast
The functional properties of brewing yeasts have a direct impact on the performance, quality and economics of the resulting beer.
The alcohol tolerance determines the ABV at which yeast cells go dormant and stop fermenting.
Attenuation refers to the percentage of sugars converted to alcohol and carbon dioxide, as measured by specific gravity.
Flocculation refers to the tendency of yeast to form clumps called "flocs" that drop in order to make the beer clear.
The optimal temperature is the range in which the yeast performs best without putting off any off-flavors. Pitching the yeast into wort usually happens at the low end of the temperature range.
Comparable Beer Yeasts
If you cannot find Belgian Golden Ale Yeast (WLP570) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using Belgian Golden Ale Yeast
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the Belgian Golden Ale Yeast yeast:
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