Belgian Saison I Yeast - WLP 565
Belgian Saison is a very peculiar beer style that is largely defined by the yeast used in the fermentation process, and WLP565 Belgian Saison I Yeast is exactly the strain you need to make an authentic Belgian Farmhouse Ale.
This yeast is defined by a unique flavour character that mixes esters, phenols, and high alcohols to produce a complex bouquet with hints of pepper, spices, earth, and some sweetness. It is a good attenuator with medium alcohol tolerance and a fermentation character of its own.
|Description||WLP565 Belgian Saison I Yeast can be a tricky pick for the novice brewer as it tends to exhibit a rather quirky behaviour during fermentation. Many brewers report seemingly stalled fermentations that take off once again in two weeks after the primary fermentation has stopped.
Best course of action for working with WLP565 Belgian Saison I Yeast is oxygenating the wort vigorously before and during fermentation, and letting the temperature free rise as the yeast works through the sugars. May be used in conjunction with other strains for obtaining a really dry finish.
Best suited for making Belgian Saison, WLP565 can still be used in other Belgian beer styles with excellent results.
|Attributes:||Attenuation: 65% - 75%
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature:68°F - 78°F