Belle Saison Belgian Saison-Style Yeast

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. 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.

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Classified as a Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus, a top fermenting yeast.
Typical Analysis of Belle Saison yeast:
Percent solids  93% – 97%
Living Yeast Cells  ≥  5 x 109 per gram of dry yeast
Wild Yeast  < 1 per 106 yeast cells
Bacteria  < 1 per 106 yeast cells
Finished product is released to the market only after passing a rigorous series of tests
*According to the ASBC and EBC methods of analysis

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.