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Danstar Belle Saison Dry Yeast


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Danstar's Belle Saison is a Belgian saison-style ale yeast, a breakthrough in the world of traditional dried yeasts. Get all the great esters and phenols that are so desirable in an authentic Belgian-style saison, with the convenience of dried yeast! Danstar's technical analysis indicates that it does not experience the sluggishness common with "Dupont"-style strains.

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Danstar Belle Saison Dry Yeast

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Full attenuation is possible within 72 hours, at pitching rate of 1 g/L (2 packs for 5 gallons), wort density of 12 Plato (1.048). Fermentation temperature should be kept above 63F - it is unknown at this time what the upper limit for this yeast strain is, but free-rising from pitch temperature is encouraged. The manufacturer recommends rehydrating this yeast - instructions are on the back of the package.
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Yeast Format Dry
Yeast Style Belgian Ale
Min Fermenting Temp 63
Max Fermenting Temp 77
Flocculation Low-Medium
Min Attenuation % 77
Max Attenuation % 83
4.8 / 5.0
18 Reviews
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Excellent Saison Yeast
I have used this yeast two times for a saison. Quite honestly, I think it is better than the liquid alternatives. It produces a dry, crisp saison with a peppery, citrus taste. Each time I have fermented it at 75F. It fermented quick and thoroughly. My attenuation was over 90% both times. Great saison yeast! Give it a try.
October 14, 2015
I screwed up, but this yeast saved the day.
I ferment in a small chest freezer connected to an Inkbird temperature controller. Since I live in Florida, I only have a need for the cold side of the controller.

Well, I inadvertently plugged the freezer into the wrong side of the controller when fermenting my Saison. When I went to check for airlock activity the next morning, I discovered that the temp in the freezer was -2.

Certain that the yeast would be dead, I ordered another packet hoping that I could save the batch by letting it defrost and repitching.

However, by the time the new yeast arrived in the mail, I had healthy activity in the airlock, so I didn't bother repitching.

Fast forward to yesterday when the keg was fully carbonated, and my Saison is amazing.
February 17, 2017
8 months ago
1.057 to 0.997 in 2 weeks. Dry, fruity with some spicy phenols, bubblegum and banana, yet still rather clean. Be sure to re-hydrate before use for optimal utilization. I plan on using this for a Belgian IPA next.
July 8, 2015
Character as Advertised
I have brewed 2X with this yeast and have been well-satisfied with the results both times. Shooting for a sessionable beer with good saison character the fermentations started at 1.036 and 1.04 OG respectively and ending at 1.002 FG (7 days at 72 for the first and 5 days at 80+ for the second). Balanced spice and phenolic character typical of the saison style for both brews--to my pallete the flavor is more reminiscent of the Dupont yeast than the French Saison (I appreciate this since the French strain has an objectionable plastic/phenol taste). One final note, I pitched the recommended two packs to around 6 gallons of wort.
July 10, 2013
Belle Saison is in the (farm)house!
This yeast has become my most frequently used yeast. Starter-schmarter, I can activate and pitch this into extremely high gravity worts and it's in full swing within hours. Very alcohol tolerant, and takes everything I've thrown at it down to 1.004 or so. Perhaps not quite a subtle as the Belgian or French saison strains, but so much less curmudgeonly! And it ships all year round. It's my go-to microbe.
November 5, 2015
Pitched 2 packs. Nice funk and brought it down to 1.000
March 6, 2016
Always does the job.
Every year for the past 4 years I have made a saison, and for some reason I always try using a liquid yeast, and every year it doesn't ferment completely, no matter what the temperature. Every year I wind up turning to Danstar Belle Saison Dry Yeast to bail me out. I think I have finally learned my lesson. This is the only saison yeast I will use from now on.
October 18, 2015
Love this yeast, ferments well, and pleasant esters
July 1, 2017
3 months ago
Gives distinctive saison flavors with excellent attenuation
After struggling with the DuPont strain for years (notoriously long fermentation time), it's great to find a better performing substitute. I re-hydrated and pitched two packs of this yeast into a 4-gal batch of saison designed for the lower end of the ABV range for the style, and got well over 80% attenuation. I pitched at 68F and let the temperature free rise to 85. After 10 days, I crash cooled and racked. The resulting beer is delicious, and I will use this yeast for my next saison.
September 7, 2014
Saison Made Simple
I added 1 packet of yeast (no starter) into five gallons of 1.053 honey saison wort (1 lb. of honey in 5 gallons). I fermented the beer at 80 F for 2 weeks, and it brought the gravity all the way down to 1.002!!! Despite the low FG, it has a nice body, and a mild fruity/spicy character. The tradeoff of the easy fermentation is lighter Saison character in the finished beer.
November 7, 2014
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