So I have read threads of people talking about using wasabi, but never actually saw any results, just speculations. so I figure I would just make a batch up and see how it goes. However, I am trying to figure out what I should use as the base style of the beer.
Initially I was thinking a lager, as I want a clean, crisp beer that the wasabi can shine through, and not be fighting malts for presence. However, I haven't tried lagering yet, so don't want to have more variables.
So, what would you recommend as a neutral, light clean base beer? Perhaps a Kolsch? A wheat beer? I want this to be wasabi beer, not "porter/IPA/stout with a side of wasabi" beer.
Planning on a simple recipe as the base beer, so I know where the flavors are coming from and can adjust future recipes to compliment the wasabi (or to save cash in case it is an epic failure).
Thanks for any thoughts!