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White Labs Yeast - 029 German Ale

White Labs Yeast - 029 German Ale


From a small brewpub in Cologne, Germany, this yeast works great in Kölsch and Alt style beers. Good for light beers like blond and honey. Accentuates hop flavors, similar to WLP001. The slight sulfur produced during fermentation will disappear with age and leave a super clean, lager like ale.

Style Performance Listing

A listing of how this style ranks amongst different brew styles, on a scale from 0 to 4.

Style Rating Style Rating
American Style Cream Ale 4 American Style Wheat Ale 2
Fruit Beer 3 Herbs & Spice Beer 2
Specialty Beers 2 Specialty Honey Ales 4
Smoke Flavored Beer 2 Golden Ale Canadian Style Ale 2
German Style Kolsch 4 Classic English Style Pale Ale 2
English Style India Pale Ale 2 American Style Pale Ale 4
American Style India Pale Ale 4 American Style Amber 2
English Style Bitter 2 English Style ESB 2
Scottish Style Ale 2 Irish Style Red Ale 2
English Style Brown Ale 2 American Style Brown Ale 4
German Style Brown and Dusseldorf Altbier 4 Robust Porter 2
Brown Porter 2 Classic Irish Style Dry Stout 2
Foreign Style Stout 2 Sweet Stout 2
English Old Ale English & American Strong Ale 2 Barley Wine Strong Ale 2
Imperial Stout 2 Imperial IPA 2


Feedback and experiences from previous customers. 


By: Sean | Date: May., 23rd 2016 | Beer(s) Brewed: Kolsch, APA, IPA


This yeast is a favorite of mine. Not only does it make a very delicate Kolsch with accentuated hop bitterness. It really shines and makes great American Pales and IPAs, too. One of my favorite things is the yeast flocculates very well when the beer has fully attenuated so it's easy to make a beer of great clarity if you don't have a lot of dry hops in the fermenation vessel. These yeastie boys also get moving quickly. I've never had a lag greater than 4 hours with a fresh starter.



By: Uncle Pauli | Date: Mar., 22nd 2014 | Beer(s) Brewed: Kolsch, Helles, Maibock, Noche Buena clone, Oud Bruin


I first used this with an Austin Homebrewing Texas Kolsch kit (which is my "house light"). Since I'm not equipt to lager, I've used this strain for Helles/Maibock, Octoberfest, and a Mexican Christmas (Noche Buena) clone. I've even used it as a starter for a Flemish Oud Bruin, added the "funk" after 1 week in primary. I guess you could say this is my "go to" yeast strain.

If you need a clean, clear yeast which accentuates your hop profile, or want to brew lager recipes at ale temperatures, this is the one for you!

As mentioned, it will start out vigorously and after a few days in primary, give off a nasty, sulfur smell...don't freak out...that will all clear up in the secondary and you'll be very happy with the results.



By: Aydin Manouchehri | Date: Dec., 18th 2013 | Beer(s) Brewed:Koelsch


Fermented an all Pilsner malt koelsh with this yeast. The result was a fascinating flavor. It really does taste like a hybrid between a lager and an ale. You get fruity undertones, reminiscent of apple and white grape, but finishes with that clean lager character with no phenolic or fussel bite. I am very intrigued, and will use again. Highly recommended for a a low IBU, low gravity, light color beer that my wife certainly appreciates.

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