I've used Hog Norsk and made a Artic Pilsner which was great but before I buy more I'd like to try and find out if Lallemand's Dry Voss is any good. I saw it on GEB site but their delivery charge is high for just buying yeast.
I liked the MJ WH yeast. It's a shame they discontinued it. Intresting you say Hog Norsk is similar. Might get some for summerHog Norsk appears to have similar characteristics as the old Mangrove Jack's M10 Workhorse yeast (note, I'm NOT suggesting it is the same yeast!) in that it is fairly neutral, with perhaps a very slight spicy note, but nothing pronounced like the Belgian strains. I used it in a typical strong Bitter with lots of EKG hops, and it was very nice. It's almost certainly one in my recipe book for when the weather warms up to save me having the brew fridge going full whack trying to keep the FV within normal ale temps when it's hot outside.
I've used the Empire ale also in its incarnation as 'Newcastle Dark' The both had a medium attenuation in the mid 60's the couple of times I used CML real ale, it had a higher attenuation in the high 70's (IIRC)Interesting. I've used the CML real ale yeast, and I can't say I got any 'rich dark fruits' at all. I'm thinking of using MJ M15 next, so I'll see if it reminds me of it!
I have this yeast. I was going to go for a Irish red aleCurrently drinking a bitter made with the Beoir yeast. It's clean but malty, letting the hops come through,especially if you add some knock out hops like I did. Really loving this yeast for a cold weather Bitter yeast (although i first used it in a stout and it did well in that too)if you dont have temp control like me