Since my last comment I have used this yeast for four different brews...Pub Ale, Wheat Stout, Southern Brown Malt as well as another batch of Essex 8 Malt described earlier. Since it is not available year-round, I've had to harvest the yeast and use a starter for the next batch. This yeast is excellent from start to finish and reconstitutes readily. I love how it brings out the flavors of the malts used, and provides a nice dry finish.
I did not harvest yeast from my last since it was the fifth generation...plus the White Labs website said it would be available again soon. As of yet it has not appeared on my suppliers website....yikes.... I hope they get it soon or else I'll be without one of my favorite yeasts until next year....heaven forbid.