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Old 11-06-2007, 03:04 AM   #1
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Hey guys,
I made a raspberry cream ale on 10-03 of last month. I put it in the secondary on 10-23, and primed two 16oz bottles of it on the same day. Three days ago I put one in the fridge and had it last night. It had a very bad aftertaste.
Here is my recipe:
11lbs American Pale Malt (brewers 2 row)
0.5lbs American Crystal 60L
1lbs American Dextrin Malt
1tsp geleton
3/4 cup priming sugar
5oz raspberry concentrate

Hops:
Hallertau (German) Leaf 1/2 oz 30min 1/2 oz 2mins
Willamette Leaf 1/2 oz 30min
Cascade Leaf 1/2 oz 30min

Yeast: WLP080 Cream Ale Yeast Blend


SG: 1.056


Any idea why I have a bad aftertaste? I was really excited about this beer and the aftertaste is a real disappointment. Do I have to let it sit longer or something? I plan on making another raspberry cream ale, probably with a different recipe with flaked corn or rice. Any help with this issue or another recipe would be greatly appreciated.

Sorry for the double post.



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Old 11-06-2007, 05:02 AM   #2
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You might want to elaborate on the aftertaste. I've made two raspberry beers, a hefeweizen and a light ale. I only used fruit (puree) in the hef and it had a nice fruit flavor. In the light ale I used an extract and it tasted kind of like cough syrup. Not super terrible, but not nice either. Just my experience.

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Old 11-06-2007, 05:39 AM   #3
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I'm not sure how to explain it. Maybe a little like cough syrup and a little sulfery. If that makes any sense.

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Old 11-06-2007, 01:06 PM   #4
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It sounds like it might just be green. I made a couple beers with fruit/pumpkin in them and they were very bitter during the entire brewing and bottling. I had to let them sit and condition for 3 weeks before they were good.

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Old 11-06-2007, 01:50 PM   #5
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Some concentrates can be a bit odd, that might be where the cough syrup note is coming from. Sulfur is probably from the yeast and should age out.



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