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Old 01-26-2014, 10:19 PM   #1
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Default First lager taste

I was wondering if it is normal for a lager wort to taste sweeter then an ale? I just finished my first lager extract brew and noticed a sweeter taste in the wort compared to the ales I have done.

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Old 01-26-2014, 11:56 PM   #2
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lagers normally have a lesser IBU so yes it should taste sweeter before the fermentation is finished
lagers do not have a lot of the esters of flavors of an Ale so they require less hops
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Did you hit the desired FG? If so, yes, some lagers have a sweeter profile. But it isn't always easy to get them to FG, so that can be an issue.

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