Saflager S-23 is a good choice for making lagers where more fruit and ester character are desired. These notes might mesh well with some of the bigger, maltier lagers, like Oktoberfests. This yeast is known to be a low attenuating strain, and more residual sugars left in the beer can complement malt sweetness in the final product. Brewers tend to report the best results with this yeast when fermenting at warmer temperatures than normally used for lagers, making this an excellent candidate for making California Common beers and other hybrid styles.
Beer Styles: Oktoberfest/Märzen, Vienna Lager, Baltic Porter, California Common Beer, Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer, Cream Ale, Other Smoked Beer, Premium American Lager, Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer.