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Old 11-06-2010, 09:34 PM   #1
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Default WLP545 - Belgian Strong Ale Yeast (Platinum Series)

Have searched here (couple threads) and the rest of the interwebz, doesn't seem like theres really alot of information on this yeast strain. From what I have found it seems to finish quite dry and have alot of fruity - plum like flavors.

Anyone have any first hand experience with this strain?

Currently doing a bastardized dark Orval-ish clone, LHS didn't have the yeast I was looking for so I picked this guy up. OG was at 1.085, did a 1/2 gal yeast starter, krausen on the top pretty quick but it seems like its fermenting pretty "politely", not alot of bubbles coming out of my blowoff tube.


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Old 11-07-2010, 12:59 AM   #2
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I'd love to hear something too.. I'm considering it for my 40th bday beer.


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Old 11-29-2010, 09:37 PM   #3
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Racked to secondary after 3 weeks @ 72F, ended up at 1.03, which isnt as low as I had hoped...sample had a very strong banana nose, then a slightly solventy chocolate/plum flavor in the mid & after taste.

wish I knew what strain or strains of yeast this is (corsendonk maybe?)...going to age this for a bit and see how it smooths out.
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Put me in the camp of wanting to know who/where this strain comes from.
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Just used this strain for a tripel style brew. Should reach terminal in a few days. I let the temp free rise then to finish it up I have it sitting at 75. The starter tasted phenomenal so I have high hopes for the beer.
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I am curious if there is any more feedback on this strain. I have a vial in the fridge I got for $3 bucks because it was past expiration. I have not been able to find much information on this strain, and am wondering if it is worth trying to coax it into a usable pitch.
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Grow it up into a usable pitch. I have my tripel in the bottle and I am waiting a little bit to pop one still. I bulk aged the carboy for about a month and then bottled. I ended up with 10.5%abv so it might be antoher 2-3 weeks until I pop one. The flavors at bottling were great. I haven't really used other strains like WLP500 or 530 to compare it to when I made this. Now I've brewed with 500 and I'm about to brew with 530. The main difficulty in comparing is that I'm not brewing similar recipes.
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I used it for a belgium strone ale OG gravity was 1.080 and finished at 1.018. It does have a nice dry finish and has a tropical/mango flavor not sure if this is due to the new hop i used which was falconers flight or the yeast also my first time using this belgium yeast. Overall i was very pleased with the results
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I was wondering if anyone had any feedback on the WLP 545 they tried?
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I really like the tripel I made with the 545. It is a very fruity strain it did not attenuate as I thought it would. The beer finished at a higher gravity, 1.016, than I would have liked. I was hoping for closer to 1.010 or 1.012 but I have a feeling it was more on me and not the yeast.


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