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Old 02-03-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default Banana flavor in trappist ale

Hey guys,

I brewed this trappist ale kit from midwest:

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/noble-trappist-ale.html

And am getting a pretty strong banana flavor after my first tasting. It was in the primary for 3 weeks and in a keg for 3-4 days now. It looks a lot like a hefe and even has a pretty strong banana flavor profile like you see in a lot of hefes. (It actually looks and taste a LOT like franziskaner, if it was a blind taste test I would probably guess it was a clone of that).

It looked like a normal trappist ale would look when transferring into the keg but now it is very cloudy.

I used the dry yeast option (which I know think was probably a poor choice) and fermented at 68 degrees (temperature of the room). I know its still pretty early but will the banana flavor fade at all and should I maybe take the keg out of the fridge and keep it at room temperature for a little while?

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What yeast was it? Do you know? A lot of Belgian yeasts will have a banana nose. That can be expected quite often for the style. If it's overpowering that would be the result of high temperatures but 68F should be fine. Give it a few weeks though and everything should mellow.

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What yeast was it? Do you know? A lot of Belgian yeasts will have a banana nose. That can be expected quite often for the style. If it's overpowering that would be the result of high temperatures but 68F should be fine. Give it a few weeks though and everything should mellow.
Should I give it a few weeks in the fridge or take it out?

And it was Safbrew T-58 yeast.
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Should I give it a few weeks in the fridge or take it out?
I think a few weeks in the fridge should be sufficient but T-58 is known for being estery so the banana is there to stay.
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Alrighty. Thanks for the help!

It taste pretty good just not at all what I was expecting.

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