London Ale III is my favourite so far
I also like MJ Liberty Bell and Lallemand ESB (although it’s a low attenuator).
I’ll go against popular opinion and say I don’t like S-04.
I don’t make English style ales very often though.
I think you totally nailed it there. I'm not a fan of yeasts that add much flavour to the beer. They're always a pig to pour and you're left with an inch of beer in the bottle. Seems a waste.I’ve never brewed a bad beer using Wilko’s Gervin Ale.
Also love the way the sediment sticks to the bottom of the bottles like sh*t to a blanket.
London Ale III is the only English liquid yeast I’ve used and I must say that the beer I’ve made with it is a class above the other British style ales I’ve made.London ALe III is brilliant I love it for this style
SO much more depth and character than S04 which I have to say is pretty meh I think..
Dry yeasts are "OK" but I think for best results you need to get a good liquid strain on this as it will be superior
London Ale III is the only English liquid yeast I’ve used and I must say that the beer I’ve made with it is a class above the other British style ales I’ve made.
I wonder if S-04 has changed. I used it in the nineties and it was OK. Can't stand it now, or wilco Gervin, for that matter. What has certainly changed is my water profile from Poole to Redon so maybe that has something to do with it. My favourite for brewing English bitters and ESBs is Wyeast Ringwood or for stronger, more attenuated ales MJ M42 which is a whitbread strainThe using of SO-4 should be a criminal offence. No wort should be punished by this offence to brewing.