My last batch of steam beer made with 2112 is a little more intense flavored than the Anchor Steam Beer. It's like the flavor profile of the yeast is exaggerated, stronger flavored then the commercially produced beer, and the flavors and aromas are definitely fruity as opposed to spicy. I used 3 oz. of Northern Brewer pellets, but it seems like it's more flavorful and intensely aromatic than it should be with that much hops. Compared to 1056 which is very clean tasting, the 2112 definitely has a very noticeable flavor and aroma, in my opinion.