Like Saisons?

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If you like Saisons (and who doesn't) and really want to know a lot more about them - I just dropped a new guide to Saison over on Help me out and let's get the rest of the yeast table filled out!

A Guide To Saisons and Saison Yeasts

crookedeyeboy's picture
Danstar - Belle Saison

Excellent write up! I notice you have nothing for the Danstar Belle Saison dried yeast. This was acutally the first Saison I ever brewed. Initially it was awful, flat unearthy and no character at all.....until....
I tried to keg it, then dry hop it and then it got stuck in my cornie so I gave up, closed the lid and forgot about it for three months!
After this time I decided to try and revive it so I managed to get it out of the cornie and into bottles. After another three months this beer was amazing, exactly what I imagine you would expect from a live Saison yeast. Earthy, herbal yeast forward. I would highly recommend trying it but make sure it is left for a few months to mature, oh yeah ites highly attenuative too, mine went down to 1.003° and this was after the initial fermentation temp being 30-32°C.
Go for it!

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drew's picture

I've used Belle twice now and have a bit of a mixed reception on it, but I've never done it with the plain jane saison experimentale for a proper tasting. So, hopefully, I'll pick some up here shortly and work with it!

SlowLow's picture

This is the best list I've seen anywhere, and it would be AWESOME, if you could find the time for an update. *wink wink* maybe a good one for the IGORs to tackle.

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Wokring on it! Just got some

Wokring on it! Just got some more parts!