The De La Senne yeast did reasonably well. At first the beer had lots of sulphurous off flavours, but these have dissipated over time. It didn't attenuate as much as I expected, ending at around 1.010, and I was also surprised that it didn't seem to be a good top-cropper (though now I think about it I've no reason to think that DLS do this). I wish my brewing schedule had allowed me to brew several beers with this pitch, as I suspect I'd need to let it go through several generations before it would really come into its own (
Smell: Grassy and floral, with a gentle pepperiness (white pepper); sweet and bready pilsner malt beneath it. A bit like De Ranke XX Bitter if it was dialed down significantly. Slightly plasticy aroma in the background as it warms that I don't like.
Taste: Herbal and peppery at first (but again, white pepper, not like the phenolic character I dislike in strains lime 3711); then slightly sweet and crackery malt before a dry and gently bitter finish. Reconizable DLS yeast character.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is a little thin: surprising considering it finished higher than most of my saisons do. Higher carbonation might help here, but I think if I brewed this again I'd also use more wheat.
Drinkability & Notes: This batch didn't turn out how I wanted, but we're getting through it pretty quickly. I was considering entering it in a competition as a Belgian Pale Ale, but I don't really know what judges expect from that style, and since J likes it so much I don't think I'll waste the bottles. As I said, it does make me want to experiment more with this yeast strain, perhaps in combination with some fresher and more citrusy hops.