Belgian Saison II OYL-042
Omega Yeast's OYL-042 Belgian Saison II is thought to of originated from a small, sophisticated Belgian brewer's spelt saison. It has earthy, spicy, peppery, tart and dry characters with tropical fruit and citrus at warm fermentation temperatures. This yeast strain favors pitching in the upper 60s or low 70s and being allowed to free-rise from there.
It is a perfect strain for farmhouse ales and saisons.
Optimal Temperature Range: 70-84F
Alcohol Tolerance: 12%
This strain tests positive for the STA1 gene, an indicator of Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus. This strain may have the ability to metabolize dextrins over time, resulting in higher than expected attenuation.