This popular German strain is used in the production of traditional, authentic hefeweizen. It produces a high level of isoamyl acetate, giving the resulting beer notes of banana. With balanced phenol production, this strain produces notes of clove but remains banana forward. Low flocculation leaves the desired cloudy look, appropriate for the German wheat beer style.
Pitching rate and temperature will dramatically affect the flavor and aroma of this strain. Traditional brewing techniques suggest underpitching to produce more classic characteristics of the style.
WLP300 Hefeweizen Ale Yeast is POF+, this strain will contribute phenolic characteristics to finished products.
Check out our Hansen wheat ale recipe using WLP300 Hefeweizen Ale Yeast here.
**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.**