So, over on Recipes I asked whether anyone had tried cloning Lancelot's Duchesse Anne Triple Hop. To my tastebuds it's a refreshing US-hopped take on a French blonde, with most of the flavour coming from a Belgianny yeast and those citrussy IPA hops. Leffe Royale IPA is also similar. So here's the recipe I went with - and below, how it turned out: 1.5kg pale LME 500g wheat DME 250g pale malt 125g malted oats 125g flaked wheat 20g Northern Brewer - 60mins 19g Cascade - 15mins 10g roasted coriander - 10mins 10g Cascade - 5mins 10g orange peel - 5mins So, it's cleared and carbed nicely but first impressions are that it's too bitter. I knew the Europeans didn't use many hops but that felt wrong. Now, I would leave out those Northern Brewer hops and not bother bittering it at all. One the plus side, I can definitely detect the orange peel and the yeast is not overpowering. It may mellow after a while in the cupboard but is not quite the refreshing easy summer drinker I was aiming at.