Dry English Ale Yeast (WLP007)


White Labs Dry English Ale Yeast (WLP007) combines strong attenuation with mild ester production and good alcohol tolerance. It is said to produce a very similar flavor profile to WLP002 English Ale Yeast. Howerver, WLP007 is far more attenuative. At the upper end of its range it is one of the most attenuative yeasts available. In this regard, it is comparible to Wyeast's Pacman strain (WY1764), but with more ferementation character. Wyeast's Whitbread strain (WY1098) is thought to be an exact substitute.

Beer Styles

This versitile strain can be used in most British and American beer styles. In particular, it shines in high gravity ales where it is well suited for a strong and thorough fermentation. This strain can produce dry and crisp British-style ales such as Northern English brown ale, ordinary bitter, and ESB. It's high attenuation makes it a wonderful choice for higher gravity styles: barley wine, strong ale/old ale, Russian imperial stout, foreign export stout, and imperial IPA. Due to it's relatively subdued ester-profile, it also works well in American pale ales, amber ales, brown ales, and IPAs.

Yeast Characteristics

Yeast Form Liquid
Attenuation (%) 70 - 80
Flocculation Medium High
Optimum Temp. (°F) 65 - 70
Alcohol Tolerance Medium High


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