Lallemand Belle Saison yeast is the first and only true Saison yeast strain available in dry form. Saison-style beers, considered the classic "Farmhouse" beer style, have characteristic fruity, estery and spicy/peppery notes that are directly attributable to the Saison yeast strain. The unique fermentation of this style is notable; it is fermented very warm, with temperatures typically in the range of 80-90 deg F (26-32 deg C). This makes Saison an excellent choice for southern homebrewers as no cooling is required. Many brewers cover their fermenters with insulating blankets to capture the heat created during fermentation towards nurturing flavor and aroma production. Aroma is fruity, spicy and peppery due to ester and phenol production, and does not display undesirable odours when properly handled. Saison is one of the fastest-growing styles in the craft brewing market, with new variations such as Black Saison and Wit Saison being developed. Belle Saison is a strong fermenter, with fast start-of fermentation time and great ethanol tolerance. levels.
- Quick start and vigorous fermentation
- High attenuation and high alcohol tolerance.
- Low flocculation rate