Fermentis SafAle BE-256 Belgian Ale Yeast


Fermentis SafAle BE-256 Belgian Abbaye Yeast


Active dry brewer’s yeast recommended to ferment a diversity of Belgian type beers such as abbey-style known for its fruitiness and high alcohol content. It ferments very fast and reveals strong fermentation aromas. A fast fermenter, BE-256 is also tolerant of the higher alcohol levels found in many Belgian style ales.

*Formerly called Safbrew Abbaye Dry Brewing Yeast

Yeast Features:

  • Fermentation Temperature: 59–68F
  • Attenuation: 82–86%
  • Alcohol Tolerance: 9-11%

Perfect strain to ferment:

  • Belgian Blond
  • Trappist Single
  • Belgian Dubbel
  • Belgian Dark Strong
  • Belgian Quad


Till now, in the beer world, you had to take great care of yeasts prior to pitching. You had to rehydrate and acclimatize them while watching water and must temperature carefully.

With E2U™ active dry yeasts, you can pitch directly or rehydrate; depending on your equipment, habits, and feelings. Fermentis offers you the opportunity to make your life easier and eventually contribute to sustainability by saving water and energy. Any process you choose, we will be happy to ensure you the highest standards of quality, productivity, and security.