A good yeast, when it's fresh.
I purchased this yeast as a 'clearance item', in an attempt to save a bit of money. I purchased what were apparently the last two packets available. The results were 50/50, hit and miss, very possibly due to the age of a clearance item product. As I used this product to brew a batch of kvass, as well as, a batch of hard cider, I experienced mixed results regarding the performance of one packet compared to the other. The kvass batch had a slow starting fermentation and was never vigorous, despite having 15% sugar content with a potential ABV of 8%; the yield was only 5.56% ABV at finish, although with good flavor and balance in the finished beverage. On the other hand, the hard cider batch was slow to start, however, fermentation became quite vigorous and is not yet finished at this time. A supplemental review is forthcoming.
Reviewed by: Eric Davis from Luling.