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WLP530 Abbey Ale - White Labs Yeast
WLP530

WLP530 Abbey Ale - White Labs Yeast

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Abbey Ale yeast is still used in two of the six Trappist breweries remaining in the world!  This yeast produces the distinctive fruitiness and plum characteristics. Excellent yeast for Belgian Ales, Dubbels and Trippels.

Abbey Ale yeast does best when pitched at 66-68F and let to rise up 1-2 degrees per day and hold it at 72-75F for 7-14 days. This yeast can dry out a beer no problem. With a gravity beer of 1.080 SG we recommend using 8g of Fermaid K (AD345) in conjunction with this yeast during the first 24-48 hours after pitch.

Attenuation: 73-78%
Flocculation: Medium to high
Fermentation Temp: 64-74F
Wyeast Equivalent: 1214 Belgian Ale

This strain is one of Vinnie Cilurzo's (Russian River Brewing Company) favorite yeast strains for his famous bottle conditioned belgian ales.

For best results we always recommend ordering an ice pack with your liquid yeast.
 

Item # WLP530
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Weight 0.14LBS
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good
Carlos Juan Paolo L. V on Jun 27, 2019
Yummy
Harold R on Apr 9, 2019
good
Carlos Juan Paolo L. V on Jun 27, 2019
Good for Belgian Strong Dark.
Frank C on Apr 25, 2019
Yummy
Harold R on Apr 9, 2019
Make an abbey ale
Andrew M on Apr 4, 2019
See above answer.
robert j on Mar 27, 2019
Have good luck with this brand.
Nicholas C T on Mar 21, 2019
Awesome product...used before in a dubbell
Glenn Peters on Mar 19, 2019
best yeast all time
Valued C on Feb 6, 2019
This had a higher flocculation than the other recommended yeasts for a Belgian, and the temperature range seemed manageable. I've used SafAle and Wyeast before, this will be my first White Labs, looking forward to how it comes out.
David B on Dec 18, 2018
I like WL yeast
Bob on Oct 22, 2018
Upcoming batch
Roger W on Aug 30, 2018
Gift
Molly H on Aug 17, 2018
What I wanted for my brew
Chuckles on Jul 20, 2018
like liquid
Howard K on Jun 5, 2018
Anglo-Belgium super dry and fruity IPAs.
Dennis Ellis on May 15, 2018
I need the more phenolics belgian beer
Juan S on Apr 10, 2018
For a Belgian
Kevin P on Feb 19, 2018
Doing a brewing comparisons between this and BE-256
Jeff R on Jan 27, 2018
Excellent
Daniel A on Jan 26, 2018
Authenticity and perfect for long cellaring
Ross R on Jan 15, 2018
Good for Belgian Strong Dark.
Frank C on Apr 25, 2019
Make an abbey ale
Andrew M on Apr 4, 2019
Reviews

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My go-to yeast for Tripel and Dark Strong
I've used this yeast probably a dozen times over the years. Many of the other similar 530 numbers will work in a pinch, but I prefer this one if its available. Great Belgian abbey flavor and nose. I've taken home many awards with this strain. Highly recommended.
April 26, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Fantastic in Belgian Pale Ale
My first time brewing the Belgian Pale Ale extract recipe using this yeast turned out excellent. I am no yeast expert so I can't comment on how well it flocculated, etc. I can tell you that for an amateur I pitched this yeast at 84 degrees F (oops) and only fermented this bad boy for just 6 days at 72 F. Cold crashed at 36F for 36 hours, kegged and force carbonated.

Considering the very short fermentation time, and my high pitch temperature, the beer still turned out so good I found myself daydreaming at work about drinking the fine beer this yeast produced. I feel that it is this yeast that adds to and accentuates the complexity of the Belgian Pale Ale.

I did detect the fruitiness and the "plum" flavor really combined well with the "raisin-like" flavor of the Belgian Special B specialty grains in the recipe. It accentuated the complexities in the malts and the spicy notes in the hops.

I would like to test this side-by-side with the WLP500 Monastery yeast to see the difference.
January 18, 2019
Enrtry level Belgian
A terrific yeast if you want a subtle Belgian taste with just a little fruit. Used it on a tripel and had a number of wine drinkers who really enjoyed it. One of my favorite Belgian yeasts. Can be a little of slow starter but attenuates well.
April 2, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
One of my favorite yeast strains.
I brew it around 80 degrees for both my Quad and triple. It has some wonderful flavors.
February 22, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
White Labs rocks
Excellent for my Abbey Trappist double
May 27, 2015
Great Belgian Yeast
The yeast took off fast and the beer turned out great! I highly recommend a blow-off tube or you will foul your airlock.
May 22, 2014
My favorite Belgian yeast strain
If you treat this yeast well, it will treat your beer very well. Attenuates very well to produce a slightly fruity and moderately spiced beer. Deep ester complexity. My favorite.
May 3, 2014
Belgian Dubbel
Currently working on the perfect Dubbel with my son. This yeast starts well, ferments strong and smells wonderful. Be sure to use a starter and stir with O2 after pitching. I am comparing this yeast with 4 others on the same receipt for best flavor in what we personally like. More later...
May 1, 2014
Clean and fruity, well-rounded
I used this yeast for a Belgian Golden Strong and then a Dubbel. Both brews fermented quickly and cleanly, leaving strong flocculation and a bright beer. Both brews had an intense nose, flavor, and tang of the characteristic Belgian yeasts - both also had a well-rounded (slightly syrupy) mouthfeel and a complex assortment of fruity and spicy notes throughout. The golden strong had notes of apples, pears, and light citrus/tropical fruit. The dubbel had the dark stone fruits of the malts highly accentuated for plums, dates, dark berries, etc. Given proper sanitation and yeast cleaning, I could see one starter propogating through more batches than most yeasts.
May 30, 2013
Nice middle-ranged Belgian
I prefer WLP550 and WLP500 for my Belgian ales, but WLP530 is still very good. Nice aromatics, kicks fast and hot. Watch the temps, easy to self-rise from 68F to 80F.
May 29, 2013