Originally Posted by Brewpilot
I had one brew ferment at nearly 80F, and I had used Nottingham... it was pretty alcoholic, but over time it mellowed a little, but it was certainly NOT right.
I wonder if the same is what happened with one of mine. I had a Brewers Best Amber Ale kit that turned out funky...using Nottingham at nearly 80F.
It has a thin, tan colored head, slight alcohol taste, and a strong wheat taste?
It literally tastes like a dark wheat. So far this odd batch is my brother's favorite. It was good to know that someone can appreciate a brew that didn't come out right.
If this wasn't a result of the yeast then it is likely because I let the temp get too hot when steeping. Perhaps a combo of both.