I brewed a St Arnold's xmas ale clone on Sept 14th. It's about 7% abv.
Primary for 3 weeks, secondary for 2 weeks and then transferred it to a keg and kept it at 40 degrees. I sampled it the other day for the first time and it's got the band-aid smell and taste.
I know the beer is still green, I was hoping to condition it for 3 months and drink around xmas.
I also know it should really sit but my gut tells me that this may be irreversable.
But, it's the first time I've brewed anything with an ABV this high.
So, has this happened to anyone and if so, will it go away in time, by xmas ?
Note: I used no bleach based products for cleaning.