Originally Posted by inhousebrew
I would be interested in learning more about what happens through aging beer scientifically speaking. I know hops fade, some harsh flavors become less obvious and the malt sweetness can come through.
I served what I thought was my stout at a family reunion and it was getting great reviews.
It had a complex notes that were hard for folks to describe.
So I spent sometime trying to identify what beer it was;;;; since I just grabbed a few kegs from the back of the storage unit...
It turned out it was my Christmas Beer from last year,,, maybe 8-10 months old.
The spices had mellowed to the point they were almost undetectable / unidentifiable.
BUT they seemed to be the key to to complex flavor...
Since then I have not had a keg last that long... so I don't know if this could be reproduced... But I am willing to give it a shot!!!