What is the Belgian yeast for saison?

Answered by Arthur Reyes

The Belgian strain that is commonly used for Saison-style beers is LalBrew Belle Saison™. This particular yeast strain has been specifically selected for its ability to produce Saison-style beers with their characteristic flavors and aromas.

One of the key features of LalBrew Belle Saison™ is its diastaticus nature. This means that it contains enzymes that allow it to break down complex sugars and ferment them, resulting in a high degree of attenuation. This is important for Saison-style beers, as they are known for their dry and highly carbonated nature. The high attenuation achieved by LalBrew Belle Saison™ helps to create the crisp and refreshing character that is expected in this style.

I have personally used LalBrew Belle Saison™ in my own brewing experiments, and I can attest to its effectiveness in producing authentic Saison-style beers. The yeast performs well at higher fermentation temperatures, which is another characteristic of Saison brewing. This yeast strain can withstand the warmer temperatures without producing off-flavors, allowing the beer to develop the desired fruity and spicy esters.

When using LalBrew Belle Saison™, it is important to note that it is a highly flocculent yeast. This means that it tends to settle out of the beer relatively quickly, making it easier to achieve a clear and bright final product. However, this also means that it may require longer conditioning or cold crashing to ensure that all the yeast has settled out before bottling or kegging.

In terms of flavor profile, LalBrew Belle Saison™ imparts a range of fruity and spicy notes that are characteristic of Saison beers. These can include flavors and aromas of citrus, black pepper, clove, and even a hint of bubblegum. The yeast also contributes to the dry and crisp finish that is typical of Saisons, making it an essential ingredient for achieving the desired flavor profile of this beer style.

LalBrew Belle Saison™ is the Belgian yeast strain of choice for brewing Saison-style beers. Its diastaticus nature allows for high attenuation and the production of dry and highly carbonated beers. It performs well at higher fermentation temperatures and imparts the fruity and spicy flavors that are characteristic of Saisons.