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.
|Spiced Ales||2||Grand Cru||2|
|Other High Gravity||4||Christmas Beers||2|
Feedback and experiences from previous customers.
“GREAT SAISON STRAIN”
Have taken this yeast to 8+ generations and had consistent awesome flavor profiles.
“THEY AREN'T KIDDING WHEN THE SAY FERMENTS FASTER THAN WL565....”
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.
“NO FUSS SAISON STRAIN!”
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.