WLP920 Old Bavarian Lager Yeast

Seasonal Availability: Nov - Dec

From Southern Germany, this yeast finishes malty with a slight ester profile. Use in beers such as Oktoberfest, Bock, and Dark Lagers.

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Style Performance Listing

A listing of how this style ranks amongst different brew styles, on a scale from 0 to 4.

Style Rating Style Rating
German Style Pilsner2Bohemian Style Pilsner2
Munchen Style Helles2European Style Pilsner2
American Style Light Lager2American Style Lager2
American Style Premium Lager2American Style Specialty Lager2
Vienna Style Lager2Americn Style Amber Lager 2
German Style Marzen & Oktoberfest4European Style Dark & Munchner4
American Style Dark Lager2German Style Schwarzbier4
German Style Dopplebock2Bock2


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excellent individual character

By: Gary Deems | Date: Mar., 3rd 2014 | Beer(s) Brewed: Schwarzbier

just wanted to follow up commenting on this yeast. i used it again for a Schwarzbier and the results were great.....no screw-ups on my part this time, lol. the yeast definitely imparts a very smooth, malt-oriented, bready taste to the beer and finished @ the 1.016 marker just fine. i'd recommend this for any Münchner-type lager. if one wishes for a thorough attenuation then plan a big (1/2 gal or so) starter. this yeast will not disappoint! please make this a year-round yeast, as i have to stock up on it when it becomes available per its season!

My first time brewing w/ this yeast...

By: Gary Deems | Date: Nov., 22nd 2012 | Beer(s) Brewed: Dunkel, Wien

My first time brewing w/ this yeast...was scheduled to be a Dunkel; however, i used the lightest grist possible while still falling under the BCJP SRM guidelines and came out, after lagering, w/ a Wien-style lager. W/ the help of irish moss and gelatin, wlp920 produced a highly flocculent beer w/ a great malty taste and extreme smoothness. def. a choice for a brewer who's looking for a yeast that offers quaffability; however, be sure to give this yeast some time....it'll deliver, providing you give her time.

Frequently Asked Questions




Optimum Ferment Temp.50-55°F (10-13°C)

Alcohol ToleranceMedium- High