I did a:
santiam 5.3AA at 60/30min (1/0.5oz, respect.)
Odell yeast (but 029 would be equivalent)
yellow-full water profile
It came out delicious - like a mini czech pils in most facets.
Odell yeast? Isn't their house strain of English origin?
I've seen suggestions online that it's either English or a German ale strain. Based on my experience in using it, and how it behaves during fermentation and in finished beers, I'm under the impression that it's a German ale strain. I've found it most similar to WLP029. This isn't saying a lot though because it's just my
best guess. Odell is pretty tight-lipped about where it comes from and they don't offer samples to anyone (even if you ask politely
). If it does turn out to be a English ale strain then it's a very clean fermenting one, which is entirely possible.
The big answer is: I don't know. I feel like it's a German ale strain (kolsch) but it may very well be English (or something else for all I know). One thing is for sure though - it's good! SUPER top-cropper, and a bit powdery, but good.