Pours with a medium head. Aroma of lemony citrus with a little maltiness in the background. Some alcohol. No hop aroma. Appearance is orange-yellow and cloudy, good head retention, somewhat effervescent. Flavor is citrusy, very slightly spicy with maltiness in background. Slight alcohol in the finish. Maltiness seems to subdue any tartness. Medium light body, medium effervescence semi-dry finish. Overall a very pleasant drinkable beer. Not quite as efferevescent as most other examples, but still fizzy enough to be refreshing. I would drink this again.
Major league funk going on here. Cloudy deep golden color. Funky, Brett aroma with some tropical fruit. The flavor is a mélange of tropical fuits, barnyard, horse blanket with a little bit of smoke in the aftertaste. Very interesting beer.
I have noticed that I have to practically pulverize wheat malt in order to get it to convert well. I do not have this issue with flaked wheat. I am wondering if it is because of the hardness of the grain. This would make sense. This is an observation made over the years when making German style wheat beers (this particular one was a Berliner Weisse).
The last two beers I've brewed with S-05 have had a slight sour tang in the finish. These batches have been ten gallons with five fermented with S-05 and five fermented with various lager yeasts. The lagers have turned out very clean.
After brewing and tasting more IPAs than I care to count, I think I've found the combination that really does it for me. GUs around 65-70. IBU total ~ 70.
Chinook - 30 minute Hopburst ~ 40 -50% of total bittering units Amarillo - 20 and 10 minute additions 30 - 40% of total bittering units Cascade 15 minute and flamout 10 - 20% of total bittering units Simcoe/Amarillo dryhop - to taste, for me , between .5 and 1 oz.