Originally Posted by Nightshade
Why do you suggest Chez Saaz? I've never used it in any of my beers so I have no first hand knowledge of what it brings to mix. From what I've read it doesn't really sound like Saaz though it can exhibit higher levels of Humulene. Is 19 - 45% Humulene bringing the coriander flavor to the front thus giving me the "Orange" flavor?
What about the floral / fruity smell and flavor? When I dried these they had a floral / dried fruit scent. I know that S-04 can and will bring some fruitiness to the beer as well so I'm not sure how much of each is brought out by the yeast or the hops. The grain bill is straight forward as I didn't want complex malt characters throwing me off on the original purpose of this brew which was to see what the hops were all about.
This beer ended up being sweet & fruity with a nice floral mixed in. Not too hoppy but with a nicely balancing bitterness. Everyone who has tried it are home brewers or used to drinking home brew / craft beers and have said it is very tasty and extremely well balanced though they are not able to tell me with any conviction what hops the most resemble.
I have enough of the wild hops left to do one more batch. After that I would like to be able to reproduce it without waiting until next fall to do so.
1st Primary:Cacade/Orange Pale
2nd Primary:Wild Hop Pale
secondary: Inspired Clone
Kegged: Edwort's House Pale, Honey Porter, BierMuncher's Black Pearl Porter