This strain was originally sourced from a now defunct brewery on the banks of the River Thames outside of Oxford, England. Thames Valley II produces crisp, dry beers with a rich malt profile and moderate stone fruit esters. This attenuative strain is also highly flocculent resulting in bright beers not requiring filtration. A thorough diacetyl rest is recommended after fermentation is complete.
A great yeast for malt-predominate ales. Produces light fruit and ethanol aromas along with soft, nutty flavors. Exhibits a mild malt profile with a neutral finish. Bright beers are easily achieved without any filtration. It is similar to our 1968 London ESB Ale but slightly less flocculent.
A great yeast choice for any cask-conditioned British Ale and one that is especially well suited for hoppy bitters, IPAs and Australian ales. Produces a nice malt profile, and finishes crisp and slightly tart. Low to moderate fruit ester producer that clears well without filtration.