|Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 11:00 pm: ||
Anybody used/using this strain? If so tell me about it, please.
Its a seasonal available now from Wyeast...they say classic farmhouse, low floc, att 76-80, fermentation 70-85...I'm thinking about ordering it...any idea from where it came(brewery)?
|Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 02:14 am: ||
I have an "unconfirmed" report that it's the real deal from Brasserie Dupont in Tourpes. I've been thinking about trying it as well, but my dilema is that I already have some #WLP565 on hand. Post your results if you decide to try it. CHEERS! Beertracker
|Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 02:33 am: ||
I'll order it for sure, but when I'll get to using it I can't say...I've got one more beer using the WL510 Bastogne, and then probably 3 or more with Wyeast3522 Ardennes before I'll get to using the saison yeast I think...Could be Nov or later...
So this yeast is different than the White Labs Saison yeast??
Jack Kephart (22.214.171.124)
|Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 03:21 am: ||
I used it once this past fall and liked it...seemed to be a slow and slightly low attenuator. Some nice esters and a slight but nice phenolic character, some tartness also.
If you make your Saison at the upper end of the range (1.070ish) it may need a lil help getting down to your mid to low teens taget FG.
I hit it with a satchet of notti after about 2 weeks in primary.
Bill Pierce (126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 03:14 pm: ||
I had a Saison Dupont the other night. It had been several years since I had sampled this beer and the last example was badly oxidized. This one was fresh and a great joy, with the peppery, slightly hoppy (it's dry hopped) finish characteristic of this style. It made me want to have another.
|Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 05:21 pm: ||
Yes Bill!---their saison is what really started me on Belgian beers...I really enjoy the Moinette as well...I've tried culturing their yest a couple of times, but to no avail...possibly a lager bottling yeast?
Its too bad wholesalers and retailers here in Nebraska are relatively clueless about belgian beers...we used to get Dupont beers all the time...but no more...now all I really see is way overpriced sterkens stuff ;(