LalBrew® Belle Saison Dry Yeast (Danstar)
LalBrew® Belle Saison Dry Yeast (Danstar) 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 technical analysis indicates that it does not experience the sluggishness common with "Dupont"-style strains.
Full attenuation is possible within 72 hours, at a 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.
- Beer Styles: Saison, "Farmhouse"
- Aroma: Citrus, Pepper
- Fermentation Temperature Range: 59 - 95°F
- Optimum Temp: 66°-74° F
- Attenuation: High
- Flocculation: Low
- Alcohol Tolerance: 15% ABV
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|Yeast Disclaimer||We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary ice packs with all liquid yeasts. It is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.|
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Used this for my first all-grain batch of beer - started bubbling away almost immediately - had some blow-over. The finished product was good and tasted like a saison (I think?)
The first brew I did with Belle saison fermented all the way down to about 1.000. I bottled after about 2 weeks, it's possible it did it even faster than that. Fermented at ambient summer temperatures in my house (without AC), it also produced a lot of floral esters that I really like. Harvested the yeast and it's currently working on another beer. If you're looking for a workhorse yeast with funky flavors I'd recommend this 100%
Peppers and earthy with a hint of floral notes but also relatively clean. Very nice at letting hop or fruit flavors shine while still maintaining that saison spice/dry character. It is diastaticus so commercial brewers beware if using in a packaging line but for homebrew, draft or pub use you will be fine.
I used this yeast to make a honey saison. The beer came out very strong at approx. 10%. However, the first three days of fermentation smelled strongly of rotten eggs. Might want to keep it in a garage.
This belle saison yeast has been great. I used it for a pineapple ginger brew and it kicked off right away and got to work! After about 4 or 5 days fermentation stalled but I warmed the wort up to around 85-90 degrees and WOW! It went vack to work and just kept going!