Brewed a 10 gallon batch of a Saison and pitched 5 gallons with T-58 and the other 5 gallons with S-33.
14lbs Castle Pilsner
1lb White Wheat
1lb Acid Malt
3lbs Beet Sugar
Mashed at 148 degF for 3 hours (went shopping). 74% efficientcy. Boiled for 90 mins.
3oz Tradition for 60 mins (4.4%)
1oz Hallertauer for 20 mins (1.6%)
Irish moss, 11 grams bitter orange peel, and 10 grams coriander seed for 10 mins
1oz Hallertauer for 5 mins (1.6%)
Chilled to 70 degF with counterflow circulating ice water. Rehydrated both yeasts in boiled and chilled water. Used one sachet each. 11.5 grams. Pitched and aerate by shaking the plastic buckets I used. Set the fermentation chamber at 68 degF and let it ferment for one week until today. Fermentation was rocking like crazy when I first checked 12 hours later on both strains.
As of today:
T-58 was at 1.008
and S-33 was down to 1.010.
T-58 had a delicious, well balanced spicy, clove, fruity flavor with apricots and slight bubblegum that worked very well.
EDIT: Forgot to mention this really pleasant MILD tartness this yeast brought out. I didn't put much acid malt in the mash and it's subtle, but wonderful.
S-33 also tasted very delicious. More fruity with stone fruits and very light spicing. Both very pale and still super cloudy. Very effervescent. Ramped temp up to 72degF.
EDIT: No impression of tartness.
I think they are both going to turn out very well. These aren't over the top Belgian flavors, but I also kept the temp at 68. The T-58 had quite a bit more of that bubble gum/clove with very slight banana which I thought was very good, just the right amount. The S-33 was fruitier and had less Belgian character. Very subtle, but there. I really liked it too.
FWIW, I've been brewing for 16 years and mostly relied on liquid cultures. I live in a place that's really remote and gets wicked hot in the summer so shipping liquid cultures won't work. Really playing around with the dry yeast just to see if they are viable options. I'm surprised there are so many nay sayers regarding the S-33, but for me, I think this beer will be very good and so far, I would not hesitate to use it again. It would probably also work real well in a Golden Strong.