12 lbs Castle Pilsner
2 Ounces Saaz 5.5% AAU @ FWH
0.5 Ounces Styrian Goldings 3.9% AAU @ 15
0.5 Ounces Styrian Goldings 3.9% AAU @ 5
1 Ounces Saaz 5.5% AAU @ Flameout
1 Ounces Styrian Goldings 3.9% AAU Dry Hopped 7 Days
1 Tab Whirflock @ 15 minutes
0.6 TSP Wyeast Yeast Nutrient 10 Mins
Wyeast 3655 Belgian Schelde Ale
Source: 1 Smack Packs
Pitching Temp: 65
Finishing Temp: 75
Temp Timeframe: 2 Days
Infused 4 Gallons @ 151 for 83 Minutes
Batch Sparged 3 gallons @ 170 for 15 mins
Batch Sparged 2 gallons @ 170 for 15 mins
Primed with Kegged to 3 volumes
Look: Clear with some haze, seems to be clearing up as it lagers longer. Effervesent, large head that fades quicker than normal but lasts as a soapy ring.
Aroma: Definate orange esters, some slight lemon, hop aroma is large with plesant hoppy aroma of Styrians up front and some very slight earthiness
Taste: Malt is apparent and hops are very upfront, it's a very smooth bittering, really doesn’t taste like 47 IBUs but that's what it is. Well rounded as malt carriers hops perfectly while letting them shine. Belgian orange and lemon esters present and you feel them and I feel they are enhanced by the hops which are making this an actually well rounded brew, very cohesive and for a Belgian relatively clean.
Mouthfeel: Fairly light, no carbonic bite, Finishes dry
Drinkability: Utmost IMO, another brew again when this strain is available.