WLP566 - Belgian Saison II Yeast
A complete opposite to the famous Saison I strain, WLP566 Belgian Saison II Yeast delivers a flavour character that falls into the other side of the spectrum when talking about Belgian yeast strains.
WLP566 tends to produce a more pronounced fruity ester profile with spicy phenolics subdued, which is a welcome trait for many brewers who want to put a stronger emphasis on the fruity aspects of Belgian Saison.
It is also a very good attenuator with values up to 85% reached on many occasions, and tends to be quite tolerant to high fermentation temperatures.
Belgian Saison II YeastWLP566 Belgian Saison II Yeast is a very fast fermenter, with numerous reports of primary fermentation being carried out in a matter of two days. It’s much easier to work with compared to the more quirky WLP565, and tends to produce a range of flavours that will fit not only Saisons, but many Belgian beer styles in general. Its rich fruity ester profile adds a layer of complexity to even the simplest grain bills, while also complimenting rich malty flavours and hop character. A very fun strain to experiment with, WLP566 Belgian Saison II Yeast will certainly keep you occupied for a long time as it will fit a broad range of interesting beers to make.
|Attributes:||Attenuation: 78% - 85%
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium (5 - 10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature:68°F - 78°F