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{"id":7470731014,"title":"White Labs Yeast - 545 Belgian Strong Ale","handle":"brewing-ingredients-yeast-wlp545-belgian-strong","description":"\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field-items\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field-item even\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFrom the Ardennes region of Belgium, this classic yeast strain produces moderate levels of ester and spicy phenolic character. Typically results in a dry, but balanced finish. This yeast is well suited for Belgian dark strongs, Abbey Ales, and Christmas beers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"roundBox\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"styleChartContent\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 id=\"headerStyleChart\"\u003eStyle Performance Listing\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA listing of how this style ranks amongst different brew styles, on a scale from 0 to 4.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ctable\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr class=\"header\"\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eStyle\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRating\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eStyle\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRating\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eDubbel\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eTrippel\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSpiced Ales\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eGrand Cru\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eOther High Gravity\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eChristmas Beers\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSpecialty Beers\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSaisons\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch2 id=\"headerReviews\"\u003eReviews\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003ca name=\"reviews\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFeedback and experiences from previous customers. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"view view-yeast-reviews view-id-yeast_reviews view-display-id-default view-dom-id-508ee0defec224f2a597af2da64c264b\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"view-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"review\"\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e“\u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eUPDATE ON THIS AWESOME YEAST\u003c\/span\u003e”\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spec\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBy:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003erheikaus\u003c\/span\u003e | \u003cstrong\u003eDate:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eSep., 8th 2015\u003c\/span\u003e | \u003cstrong\u003eBeer(s) Brewed: \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eSaison\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAfter tasting a bunch of the Ardennes beers, I have found that this yeast is, or is most similar to, the Fantome yeast. Saisons are what this yeast excels at, imparting sweet aroma and flavor, yet consuming all fermentables. I step mash like the Belgians, don't overwhelm the yeast with too much hops, and let it do its thing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere is a signature cidery note in it's sweetness, which is really nice. It's hard to beat this yeast for attenuation and toughness. I repitch this yeast all the time with great results.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"views-row views-row-2 views-row-even\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"review\"\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e“\u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eI LOVE THIS YEAST!\u003c\/span\u003e”\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spec\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBy:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003erheikaus\u003c\/span\u003e | \u003cstrong\u003eDate:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eJan., 12th 2014\u003c\/span\u003e | \u003cstrong\u003eBeer(s) Brewed: \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eSummer Ale, Dubbel, Tripel\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI have been re-pitching this yeast for about a year and have loved it since the beginning. I bought it when my local brew shop was out of 500, and was very surprised by the high attenuation the first tripel (1.006 FG). After tasting, I realized that I did not have an infection, but this yeast is just incredibly attenuative.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI have brewed summer ales, dubbels, and tripels with this yeast, and while it remains similar in all beers, it is different enough in all of them that you wouldn't think it's the same yeast. My most recent tripel had an OG of 1.084, and FG of 1.006. I have done most of my fermentation warm, at 70F all the way up to 80F. This tends to produce a Saison-type profile.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen bottle aged, this yeast keeps improving radically. Spicy dryness and rose petals replace the fruit profile in the younger beer after about 12 weeks. 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I started it at 67 degrees and raised it 1 degree everyday until 74 degrees. FG came out at 1.001. Apparent attenuation 98%. Very impressive strain.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2016-07-07T20:35:00-06:00","created_at":"2016-07-07T20:35:07-06:00","vendor":"White Labs","type":"Brewing Ingredients Yeast","tags":["White Labs","Yeast"],"price":899,"price_min":899,"price_max":899,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":23940592262,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"White Labs Yeast - 545 Belgian Strong Ale","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":899,"weight":86,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":1,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1359\/5939\/products\/white_20lab7_df8a0e51-08af-4871-a08c-d1414583ef46.jpg?v=1529969092"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1359\/5939\/products\/white_20lab7_df8a0e51-08af-4871-a08c-d1414583ef46.jpg?v=1529969092","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field-items\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field-item even\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFrom the Ardennes region of Belgium, this classic yeast strain produces moderate levels of ester and spicy phenolic character. Typically results in a dry, but balanced finish. This yeast is well suited for Belgian dark strongs, Abbey Ales, and Christmas beers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"roundBox\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"styleChartContent\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 id=\"headerStyleChart\"\u003eStyle Performance Listing\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA listing of how this style ranks amongst different brew styles, on a scale from 0 to 4.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ctable\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr class=\"header\"\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eStyle\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRating\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eStyle\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRating\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eDubbel\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eTrippel\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSpiced Ales\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eGrand Cru\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eOther High Gravity\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eChristmas Beers\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSpecialty Beers\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSaisons\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"rate\"\u003e2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch2 id=\"headerReviews\"\u003eReviews\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003ca name=\"reviews\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFeedback and experiences from previous customers. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"view view-yeast-reviews view-id-yeast_reviews view-display-id-default view-dom-id-508ee0defec224f2a597af2da64c264b\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"view-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"review\"\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e“\u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eUPDATE ON THIS AWESOME YEAST\u003c\/span\u003e”\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spec\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBy:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003erheikaus\u003c\/span\u003e | \u003cstrong\u003eDate:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eSep., 8th 2015\u003c\/span\u003e | \u003cstrong\u003eBeer(s) Brewed: \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eSaison\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAfter tasting a bunch of the Ardennes beers, I have found that this yeast is, or is most similar to, the Fantome yeast. Saisons are what this yeast excels at, imparting sweet aroma and flavor, yet consuming all fermentables. I step mash like the Belgians, don't overwhelm the yeast with too much hops, and let it do its thing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere is a signature cidery note in it's sweetness, which is really nice. It's hard to beat this yeast for attenuation and toughness. I repitch this yeast all the time with great results.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"views-row views-row-2 views-row-even\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"review\"\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e“\u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eI LOVE THIS YEAST!\u003c\/span\u003e”\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spec\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBy:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003erheikaus\u003c\/span\u003e | \u003cstrong\u003eDate:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eJan., 12th 2014\u003c\/span\u003e | \u003cstrong\u003eBeer(s) Brewed: \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eSummer Ale, Dubbel, Tripel\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI have been re-pitching this yeast for about a year and have loved it since the beginning. I bought it when my local brew shop was out of 500, and was very surprised by the high attenuation the first tripel (1.006 FG). After tasting, I realized that I did not have an infection, but this yeast is just incredibly attenuative.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI have brewed summer ales, dubbels, and tripels with this yeast, and while it remains similar in all beers, it is different enough in all of them that you wouldn't think it's the same yeast. My most recent tripel had an OG of 1.084, and FG of 1.006. I have done most of my fermentation warm, at 70F all the way up to 80F. This tends to produce a Saison-type profile.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen bottle aged, this yeast keeps improving radically. Spicy dryness and rose petals replace the fruit profile in the younger beer after about 12 weeks. Can't wait to see what it does to this tripel.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"review\"\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e“\u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eHUGE ATTENUATION\u003c\/span\u003e”\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spec\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBy:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eCory A.\u003c\/span\u003e | \u003cstrong\u003eDate:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eSep., 19th 2013\u003c\/span\u003e | \u003cstrong\u003eBeer(s) Brewed: \u003cspan class=\"field-content\"\u003eBelgian Golden Strong\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"field-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePitched this right out of the vial on to 11 gallons of an OG 1.074. I started it at 67 degrees and raised it 1 degree everyday until 74 degrees. FG came out at 1.001. Apparent attenuation 98%. Very impressive strain.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

White Labs Yeast - 545 Belgian Strong Ale

Product Description
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From the Ardennes region of Belgium, this classic yeast strain produces moderate levels of ester and spicy phenolic character. Typically results in a dry, but balanced finish. This yeast is well suited for Belgian dark strongs, Abbey Ales, and Christmas beers.

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
Dubbel 4 Trippel 2
Spiced Ales 4 Grand Cru 4
Other High Gravity 4 Christmas Beers 4
Specialty Beers 4 Saisons 2

Reviews

Feedback and experiences from previous customers. 

UPDATE ON THIS AWESOME YEAST

By: rheikaus | Date: Sep., 8th 2015 | Beer(s) Brewed: Saison

 

After tasting a bunch of the Ardennes beers, I have found that this yeast is, or is most similar to, the Fantome yeast. Saisons are what this yeast excels at, imparting sweet aroma and flavor, yet consuming all fermentables. I step mash like the Belgians, don't overwhelm the yeast with too much hops, and let it do its thing.

There is a signature cidery note in it's sweetness, which is really nice. It's hard to beat this yeast for attenuation and toughness. I repitch this yeast all the time with great results.

 

I LOVE THIS YEAST!

By: rheikaus | Date: Jan., 12th 2014 | Beer(s) Brewed: Summer Ale, Dubbel, Tripel

 

I have been re-pitching this yeast for about a year and have loved it since the beginning. I bought it when my local brew shop was out of 500, and was very surprised by the high attenuation the first tripel (1.006 FG). After tasting, I realized that I did not have an infection, but this yeast is just incredibly attenuative.

I have brewed summer ales, dubbels, and tripels with this yeast, and while it remains similar in all beers, it is different enough in all of them that you wouldn't think it's the same yeast. My most recent tripel had an OG of 1.084, and FG of 1.006. I have done most of my fermentation warm, at 70F all the way up to 80F. This tends to produce a Saison-type profile.

When bottle aged, this yeast keeps improving radically. Spicy dryness and rose petals replace the fruit profile in the younger beer after about 12 weeks. Can't wait to see what it does to this tripel.

 

HUGE ATTENUATION

By: Cory A. | Date: Sep., 19th 2013 | Beer(s) Brewed: Belgian Golden Strong

 

Pitched this right out of the vial on to 11 gallons of an OG 1.074. I started it at 67 degrees and raised it 1 degree everyday until 74 degrees. FG came out at 1.001. Apparent attenuation 98%. Very impressive strain.