Clibit
This yeast can be used to make fruity and rich ales with a flavor profile allowing malt and hops to dominate in harmony. It can leave a slight sweetness and may not be quite as highly attenuative than other strains that leave beers drier. This makes London Ale III perfect for sweeter, more malt forward styles as well as rich, less dry hoppy pales where malt sweetness is desired to balance out hop character. It is gaining popularity in America in the newer IPA style from New England, which is less bitter and more fruity than west coast IPAs. It is known to be a vigorous fermenter which leaves a thick krausen behind due to high flocculation, ideal for top cropping. Cold-conditioning beers fermented with this strain will cause the highly flocculant yeast to drop out, leaving behind incredibly clear, delicious beers.

Tell us about your experiences with 1318.
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Clibit
It's difficult to understand but I have still never brewed with this yeast. I've been meaning to for years. It's become popular with brewers in America for the NEIPA style. American brewers seem to be adopting the use of more characterful English yeasts generally these days, in more of their beers. California ale/US05 still widely used, but a lot of their beers now are using English yeasts, it would seem.

Who has used 1318, and what have you brewed with it? What was your verdict?  
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Steve
Is wyeast 1318 not supposed to be the Bodingtons strain?
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Clibit
Steve wrote:
Is wyeast 1318 not supposed to be the Bodingtons strain?


Was supposed to be but isn't.
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GHW
I've used it in a boddingtons (believed the online rumours) and also re-upped in a couple of other bitters. I liked it, certainly even though it's not the right yeast, it made a good job of the boddies. It cleared very well and left a nice balance, you don't want a sweet boddingtons!
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Clibit
GHW wrote:
I've used it in a boddingtons (believed the online rumours) and also re-upped in a couple of other bitters. I liked it, certainly even though it's not the right yeast, it made a good job of the boddies. It cleared very well and left a nice balance, you don't want a sweet boddingtons!


Cheers G.
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GHW
I bloody love this yeast.

since the above posts I’ve brewed many more ales with it, and I think it’s the perfect English ale yeast for me. It leaves a really nice flavour that is exactly what I want in a traditional bitter or English style pale.

I’m just drinking one of my unflavoured (no essence) bobek pales and I can tell a mile off that it’s brewed with 1318. Lovely stuff.

If you haven’t tried it yet, I’d implore you to give it a go, it’s great!
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Womble
Used it too ... very positive results ... very good yeast ... mild and easy going as I remember

Multi-tasking, easy, drink beer and watch telly.
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Hops_and_Dreams
It is very good. Got some more in the fridge to use.
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GHW
It’s easy going, always does the job and leaves a lovely slight nutty sweetness.
I’ve not used it an ipa as seems popular, and probably won’t but it makes a great low abv pale or bitter
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