I just brewed an amber ale yesterday and used 1450 for the first time, I was aiming for something mac and jack's-ish. I had a year old smack pack that I stepped up in a starter from 300ml to 600ml, then couldn't brew for a month, so put it in the fridge. A few days ago I decanted and added about 200ml of 1.040 wort to get it going, pitched last night and it took off within 12hrs! Fat 1.5" Krauzen.
I'm never going to worry about old smackpacks or leaving starters in the fridge again...
What have been your experiences with this yeast? Is it estery at all or clean? Problems at higher temps? I'm fermenting at about 68-70 right now. Hopefully its not too hot, its at the high end for this yeast. I'm hoping it will have full mouthfeel, maybe slight esters, and reasonably well attenuated 1.060 to 1.013?