I bottled a batch of American brown ale recently and it tasted fantastic at bottling. It was hoppy, dry, and surprisingly clean considering that it is an ale and that the ambient temp overshot 80F for a while in my fermentation closet for a few hours within the first 3 days of fermentation, I thought I might have ruined it right there. I primed it with some light DME, using a priming calculator, and bottled away.
Now, checking at one week (I know it's too early, but I was just curious to see how things were going) I was greeted by a nicely frothy beer reeking of butterscotch and tasting like candy. I know that much of the sweetness will pass as the DME is used up over the next couple weeks, but is there any chance that some of the DMS will go away? Is there any thing I can do about it? And finally, was this caused by the DME that I used for priming? As I said, at bottling there was no sign of off flavors (I tested about a cup of it) and no odor other than that of a great brown ale.
Many thanks, and cheers!