Belle Saison for NEIPA?

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  1. KUBrew

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    I brewed this Saison last weekend and just pulled a sample for gravity. Used Lallemand Belle Saison, fermented between 67-69f for 7 days. First impressions are great, really brings out the orange flavor and aroma, more than other wit beer yeast I've tried. Makes me wonder if this would be a good yeast for a hazy juicy NEIPA. Curious if anyone has tried this yeast in NEIPA and how it worked out.

    https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/1100612/cabin-fever-saison
     
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    Belle Saison is not really a wit beer yeast. It's more of a farmhouse ale yeast which would probably chew up the flavors and mouthfeel of a NEIPA. It actually contains a variety of yeast that can cause sanitation problems if not handled properly. (See the lallemand site)
    If you want a crisp NEIPA some of the yeast leftovers may fit but finishing at lower single digits may not be what you are looking for. I have done big Belgians with it but just looking for something that would withstand the high alcohol content. Initial flavor profile was not great but it melded well with aging over 6 mo.
    All that said, lots of people have lots of different preferences so..
     
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    Belle Saison is a Saison strain. It will dry a NEIPA out too much and doesn't really give citrusy flavors tbh. It's very peppery and doesn't produce near enough acid as a witbier strain will. If you want a dry "Wit" yeast, then WB-06 will get you close but does tend to get very clovey.
     
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    I suppose it was inevitable that someone, somewhere, would try a Belgian NEIPA...
     
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    Wyeast Sacch Trois - WLP644, is a yeast that's often mentioned by the more hipster hazy brewers.

    I suppose we could now rethink white IPA as just an early dry NEIPA, definitely an approach to making hazies that I'm seeing more commonly. And generally like.
     

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