Belgian Saison III Yeast WLP585
White Labs Belgian Saison III (WLP575) is a vault strain and has limited availability. It will produce a beer with a high fruit ester characteristic as well as mild tartness. It will finish slightly malty which balances out the esters. It will also produce low levels of clove-y phenolics. It is a great yeast choice for a summer saison that is light and easy drinking.
Flocculation: Medium to Low
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium (5-10%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 68 - 75F
**This strain has been genetically typed in our lab using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Through this genetic testing, we have determined WLP565 Belgian Saison I Yeast to contain the STA1 gene (glucoamylase), a potential indicator of Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus. Brewers yeast are natural hybrids, which make it possible for certain strains to display elements of the STA1 gene. These strains have the ability to utilize some dextrins (unfermentable sugars), resulting in higher levels of attenuation than what is considered typical.
At White Labs, we do everything possible to detect for undesired organisms within our process and cultures. The strains we carry with known Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus genetics have been researched and validated to perform without excessive over-attenuating, which is possible through our nearly 25 years of experience paired with internal and external fermentation data.**