So how is it? I remember liking the idea of this beer. How does the EKG pla6 in the lager.
EKG dry hopped lager
honestly i am underwhelmed. the vienna lager i made using all EKG hops is great because the stronger malt flavour works really well with the lager yeast for a more "what you would expect" taste.
this heavily EKG dosed lager was a speed-brew concept i had, where it was 100% dry malt extract brought to boil, boiled for 20 mins with very large doses of hops at 20/10 and flameout to achieve good IBUs for a brew time of only an hour.
it is very drinkable, but also very indistinct and bland. being DME it did not suffer from weird corny/vegetal DMS notes due to such a short boil. so if someone wants to make a crowd-pleaser plain lager beer really fast go for this quick method.
the EKG just tastes out of place and with not sufficiently stiff bitterness to reach the german pils levels i wanted. herbal, softly flowery, tea, honey with a soft bitterness for what should be ~35 IBU are what come to mind from the hops in this. i wouldn't use EKG in a pale beer or lager or on its own again.