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White Labs Yeast - 566 Belgian Saison II

White Labs Yeast - 566 Belgian Saison II


Saison strain with more fruity ester production than with WLP565. Moderately phenolic, with a clove-like characteristic in finished beer flavor and aroma. Ferments faster than WLP565.

Style Performance Listing

A listing of how this style ranks amongst different brew styles, on a scale from 0 to 4.

Style Rating Style Rating
Dubbel 2 Trippel 2
Spiced Ales 2 Grand Cru 2
Other High Gravity 4 Christmas Beers 2
Specialty Beers 2 Saisons 4


Feedback and experiences from previous customers. 


By: Nesta I | Date: Oct., 19th 2014 | Beer(s) Brewed: Saison


Have taken this yeast to 8+ generations and had consistent awesome flavor profiles.



By: FinalMileBrewingCo | Date: Jul., 25th 2014 | Beer(s) Brewed:Belgian Saison


Brewed a Saison this past weekend with O.G. of 1.062 and 4 days later it was down to 1.007. Moved it to my garage to warm up to about 80 and let if have fun in a warm secondary. I'm excited to see how this yeast finishes out.



By: JimmyRay5150 | Date: Jun., 23rd 2014 | Beer(s) Brewed:Saison


I highly recommend this yeast for a no fuss saison. Pitched into aerated 1.062 wort at 66 degrees and let the fermentor free rise to 68 for the first 24 hours then went up 1 degree each day thereafter till it hit 78 degrees then held it there for the remainder of fermentation. Vigorous activity for 3 days and when I checked gravity it had already dropped to 1.023. Left it alone for another 2 weeks before crashing. FG was 1.006. Flavor is good balance of peppery spicy phenolics with just a little bit of juicy fruit underneath them. Aroma is classic Saison. I would say this is a very easy yeast to use and probably does not need any temp control if you don't have it. Great yeast for a first saison or for a beggining brewer that wants a no fuss yeast with alot of character. I'm am looking forward to repitching this into a hoppy Saison next weekend to see how it does on the second generation.

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