Produces a clean, malty beer. Pleasant ester character, can be described as "bready." Can ferment successfully, and clean, at higher temperatures. This yeast combines good flocculation with good attenuation.
A listing of how this style ranks amongst different brew styles, on a scale from 0 to 4.
|American Style Cream Ale||4||American Style Wheat Ale||2|
|Fruit Beer||4||Herbs & Spice Beer||4|
|Specialty Beers||2||Specialty Honey Ales||2|
|Smoke Flavored Beer||2||Golden Ale Canadian Style Ale||4|
|German Style Kolsch||2||Classic English Style Pale Ale||2|
|English Style India Pale Ale||2||American Style Pale Ale||2|
|American Style India Pale Ale||2||American Style Amber||4|
|English Style Bitter||2||English Style ESB||4|
|Scottish Style Ale||2||Irish Style Red Ale||4|
|English Style Brown Ale||4||American Style Brown Ale||3|
|German Style Brown and Dusseldorf Altbier||2||Robust Porter||2|
|Brown Porter||2||Classic Irish Style Dry Stout||2|
|Foreign Style Stout||2||Sweet Stout||2|
|Oatmeal Stout||2||English Old Ale English & American Strong Ale||2|
|Barley Wine Strong Ale||2||Strong Scotch Ale||2|
|Imperial Stout||2||Imperial IPA||2|
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I had an inkling to try and create an ale that was similar in taste and aroma as a Maibock lager... but without using any colder fermentation or pseudo-lager techniques. This yeast was the last missing piece I needed. Definitely should be a year-round strain. It fermented perfectly at 70deg F. No off-flavors or diacetyl. Also flocculated very well, leaving a nice clear beer. Left me with a finished product that had a nice, clean malty aroma, very pleasant malt taste, and little in the ways of "ale-iness" overall. Great great yeast indeed!!
It had been suggested that I not use the dry yeast that comes with the kit so I ordered WLP009 from Northern Brewer. Worked well, my only drinks the Cooper opa from the store and she liked what I brewed, success......
This was much more attenuative than I anticipated. Ferments quick, and did not produce much krausen - I had to take gravity readings to make sure it was working. Nice subtle ester profile, bready. Nice strain. One down side is it does not create a tight sediment - be careful racking or you will suck up yeast.
Just as described this yeast produces a clean beer with a nice malty finish. I made a pretty traditional English bitter and the hops do come through but I did not go crazy with hops and used traditional English hops. With this in mind it produced a fine beer. I fermented around 65 degrees and the beer has a crisp bitterness almost lager-like. If I let the beer warm up though the malt flavors begin to dominate a bit more. This yeast could probably make a nice porter or stout too. Great strain and I look forward to trying some other styles with it.