Originally Posted by MONKandTUCK
How would you characterize this beer's hop profile? I actually find the hops even more interesting than the delicious looking grist bill.
I've heard Challenger described as a super Fuggles: big earthy flavors.
And Styrians described as spicier Fuggles, with more of an aged quality.
Are we getting the most desirable/prominent fuggles qualities out of this beer?
Also, would either C-150 or Special B provide a suitable substitute to the C-350?
Well, it's from 2 years ago, so I can't really recall. It's 40 batches ago! ;-)
Anyway, I'd go with the comments posted with the recipe itself in the original post. From memory, the hops weren't overly pronounced but there was some earthy edge to the beer that was pleasant.
I think Special B would be closer to the Crystal 350 than Crystal 150 would be.