This strain has more similarities to an English strain than WLP001 California Ale Yeast®. It is a big ester producer, showcasing notes of cherry and apple which compliment pale ales, blonde and brown ales. Typically leaves some residual, lager-like sulfur compounds in finished beer. Recent sequencing studies show that WLP051 belongs to Saccharomyces pastorianus species, the same hybrid species as most lager strains. However, this strain has been used to make ales for decades and was previously categorized as belonging to Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
**European customers can now order a 100% certified organic version of this strain from White Labs Copenhagen. The organic strains can be identified by their green label, the certified organic logo designations of the EU, USDA and Denmark as well as the addition of an “O” following the WLP strain number. If you are outside of European territory and interested in obtaining organic yeast from White Labs Copenhagen, please email [email protected]. Our team will follow up with you as we work to expand our shipping territories for organic yeast.**