Belle Saison is a Belgian-style ale yeast selected specifically for its ability to create Saison-style beers. Belle Saison lets brewers create Saison-styles easily and with all the expected characteristics noted for this classic style. Classified as a Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus and designed for warm-temperature fermentation true to traditional production methods, beers brewed with Belle Saison exhibit the “Farmhouse” flavors and aromas making for fruity, spicy and refreshing beer.
In Lallemand’s Standard Conditions Wort at 20°C (68°F) Belle Saison yeast exhibits:
- Vigorous fermentation that can be completed in 4 days
- High Attenuation and Low Flocculation
- Aroma and flavor is traditional of Saisons with citrus and pepper notes.
- The optimal temperature range for Belle Saison yeast when producing traditional styles is 15°C(59°F) to 35°C(95°F)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus strains are capable of utilizing some types of dextrins. Extra care should be taken to ensure proper cleaning procedures are in place to avoid any cross-contamination with other brews.
Fermentation rate, fermentation time and degree of attenuation are dependent on inoculation density, yeast handling, fermentation temperature and nutritional quality of the wort.