Originally Posted by GuldTuborg
The best advice I can give is to try the respective beers these yeast strains (purportedly) originate from, and see which one you like best.
That would be a good idea if I could find them all ....... I'd then have the yeasts too. I think Duvel is the only one I can find.
I'd written off the Duvel strain (WLP570) because of the reported low flocculation. I would like to hear if this is real, or if just a couple of additional weeks conditioning will solve that problem. I'm usually 6 to 8 weeks before I bottle.
WLP540 (Rochefort). I've seen comments that that needs a lot of work to make sure it attenuates well in higher abv beers. That is steering me away from that one.
Right now thinking of WLP545, or WLP500 (Chimay), which was not on my original list. Or maybe WLP570. I might just go for the WLP545 since it is limited release and I can get the others any time. My only problem with that is that I tend to use yeasts for years with freezing samples and harvesting cakes, and might not have room for another Belgian in my line-up for a long time.