Belgian Golden Ale Yeast WLP570
White Labs Belgian Golden Ale Yeast (WLP570) comes from East Flanders. It is a versatile yeast that can produce low to high gravity Belgian Beers, up to 12% ABV. There is a combination of fruitiness and phenolic characteristics that dominate the flavor profile. There is some sulfur that is produced during fermentation; this dissipates following the end of fermentation.
WLP570 Belgian Golden Ale Yeast is POF+ meaning that it will contribute phenolic characteristics to finished products.
The versatility of this yeast strain really lends itself to several styles including but not limited to: Belgian Blond, Belgian Dark Strong Ale, Belgian Table Bier, Belgian Wit, Biere de Garde, Dubbel, Saison, and Tripel.
Alcohol Tolerance: High (10-15%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 68 - 75F
**This strain has been genetically typed in our lab using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Through this genetic testing, we have determined WLP570 Belgian Golden Ale Yeast to contain the STA1 gene (glucoamylase), a potential indicator of Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus. Brewers yeast are natural hybrids, which make it possible for certain strains to display elements of the STA1 gene. These strains have the ability to utilize some dextrins (unfermentable sugars), resulting in higher levels of attenuation than what is considered typical.
At White Labs, we do everything possible to detect for undesired organisms within our process and cultures. The strains we carry with known Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus genetics have been researched and validated to perform without excessive over-attenuating, which is possible through our nearly 25 years of experience paired with internal and external fermentation data.**