Well, here ya go...it's just not that great. Its not bad, but I don't think I'd call it anywhere near clean. IMO your have far better luck with BRY97, even for a psuedo lager.
I agree. I've actually had less than stellar results with many dried yeasts, or at least they are all relatively hit & miss compared with liquid strains. Just being perfectly honest.
The exceptions to this in my experience, so far, are S-189 and London ESB. Both make a very clean beer (well S-189 actually *is* a lager after all!), better than any of the others. Yeah yeah I know London should have esters....... except that in real life, it doesn't!
EDIT: Oh yeah, and W-34/70 is no slouch either, but I think S-189 is a little better.
Meanwhile I don't think I'll use K-97 ever again. It just.... isn't great.