Triskel makes a unique first wort alternative and its notable aroma qualities make it well suited as a late addition or for dry hopping. Highly desired for Belgian-style or lighter ales, it features and elegant combination of both floral and subtle fruity notes.
Floral, fruit and citrus characteristics
Use in: Lagers, Light Ales.
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AROMA: TONS of sweet floral notes (put your nose in some cherry blossoms or something, then dial it to 11); subtle notes of strawberry and sweet citrus. It has a certain "sweet" aroma that's really interesting. TASTE: sweet, floral, hints of strawberry, not so much citrus. OVERALL: unlike other "floral" hop varieties, the floral qualities of this hop are actually quite pungent. I used this in a pale ale, but I would imagine that this hop would be incredible in a single-hop saison or could even be used in Kolsch, pils, or perhaps even a Maibock (incorporating the floral characteristic into the "Spring" theme). BACKGROUND: Truth be told, I ordered these a while back and they were chilling in my freezer when I decided to use them. In an effort to clean out some old malts and hops, I dry-hopped with the whole 4oz of Triskel in a Burton Pale Ale (using Wyeast's Burton IPA yeast). After 10 days of dry-hopping at cold-crash temps, I was amazed upon bottling. See above for details.
Did a SMASH with this hop for a 4% session IPA which turned out amazing and the keg quickly kicked, it was the wife's favorite. I am now ordering more to rebrew!