Belle Saison Danstar
Species : Ale
Fermentation Temp Range (°F) : 59-95
Apparent Attenuation Range (%) : High
Flocculation : Low
Alcohol Tolerance : Up to 14% ABV
Pitching/Fermentation : Quick start and vigorous fermentation, which can be completed in 5 days above 17°C (63°F). High attenuation and high alcohol tolerance.
Fermentation rate, fermentation time and degree of attenuation depend on inoculation density, yeast handling, fermentation temperature and nutritional quality of wort.
Low flocculation rate; settling can be promoted by cooling and by using fining agents and isinglass.
Saison beers are quite unique to brew. During fermentation, cooling is not normally used, allowing temperature of fermentation to increase.
Aroma is fruity, spicy and peppery due to ester and phenol production, and does not display undesirable odours when properly handled.
Notes : Belle Saison is a Belgian-style ale yeast selected specifically for its ability to create Saison-style beers. Belle Saison lets brewers create Saison-styles easily and with all the expected characteristics noted for this classic style. Designed for warm-temperature fermentation true to traditional production methods, beers brewed with Belle Saison exhibit the “Farmhouse” flavors and aromas making for fruity, spicy and refreshing beer.
Best Styles : Berliner Weisse, Gose, Saison,
Looking for a Liquid or Dry Yeast Substitution? The brewers at Adventures in Homebrewing have tried most of them. The following are some suggestions that have worked for us.
Liquid Yeast Substitution : White Labs 565, Wyeast 3724
Dry Yeast Substitution : Munich, Belle Saison