Some amount of tannins are desirable. All beers are astringent to a point. If not, the taste would fall off the tongue and disapear very quickly, and leave no aftertaste. There is a fine balance between being noticable and just right. And aftertaste is desirable, but once again to a point. you don't want to over do it.
Desert Sky Brewing Co.
Sierra Vista, AZ
Last edited by Desert_Sky; 01-19-2007 at 02:30 PM.