This blend incorporates multiple Belgian and saison strains to produce pear-like esters backed by spicy, earthy and clove-like flavors and aromas. The cultures encourage complete fermentation in a timely manner and create harmony and complexity throughout its ester and phenol production.
**This strain has been genetically typed at White Labs using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Through this genetic testing, White Labs has determined WLP568 Belgian Style Saison Ale Yeast Blend 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.