I absolutly love this yeast. For me and family, friends, it imparts a flavor to English pales and IPAs that no other yeast can. The thing that gripes my butt is it is seasonal. Meaning I have to culture from plates once or twice before it's on the market again. That's a real PITA!
Bedford Ale yeast teams up well with the old English Northern brewer hops, Challenger, and Willemette hops. It's not overly malty, and makes a great English IPA. I can't brew British without it, espessially with Marris Otter and Norther Brewer. MMmmm!