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Seasonal Yeast – White Labs WLP072 French Ale Yeast

This article is one in a series describing the seasonal yeasts put out by our liquid yeast manufacturers. This one is..

White Labs WLP072 French Ale Yeast

“Clean strain that complements malt flavor. Low to moderate esters, when fermentation temperature is below 70°F.  Moderate plus ester character over 70°F.  Low diacetyl production. Good yeast strain for Biere de Garde, blond, amber, brown ales, and specialty beers.”

Vital stats:

Attenuation – 68-75%
Flocculation – Medium to High
Optimum Ferment Temp. – 63-73°F (17-23°C)
Alcohol Tolerance – Medium

Manufactured in May and June. Could be available through December.

Be sure to check out the other seasonal yeasts for this period:

White Labs: 410 Belgian Wit II Ale

Wyeast: 3739-PC Flanders Golden Ale™, 3822-PC Belgian Dark Strong Ale™, 3864-PC Canadian/Belgian Ale™