French Saison from Wyeast is a wonderful yeast strain that is very attenuative, often fermenting beers very dry and completely. It produces beers with a fabulous, intense flavor profile where fruit, citrus and spice dance together on the tongue in unison. It can handle higher temperatures, as beers fermented traditionally on French manors would have endured, and brewers often ferment this one warm, in the mid to high 70s, to wonderful effect. Beers produced with French Saison yeast often have an unexpected slickness and richness, in spite of how well attenuated they can be Its high attenuation qualities make it ideal for restarting stuck fermentations as well as being the primary fermenting strain for a range of highly specialized beers.
|Temperature Range: ||65-77 F (18-25 C)|
|Cell Count: ||100 Billion|
|Alcohol Tolerance: ||12% ABV|
|Typical Styles: ||Belgian Blond Ale, Belgian Dark Strong Ale, Belgian Golden Strong Ale, Belgian Specialty Ale, Bière de Garde, Saison.|