Hi all. I brewed my first batch of beer 2.5 weeks ago, and took a hydrometer sample today to ensure fermentation was done.
Original OG: 1.044
Final OG: 1.011
Right where I expected things to be.
After taking the hydrometer sample, I had my first taste of homebrew beer -- and it wasn't at all what I was expecting! I was expecting something a bit harsh and strong -- something that would mellow out over time. Instead, I got something that was well balanced bitterness-wise, but tasted like a really watered down brown. If this beer mellowed out any more from where it is it would disappear.
I'm not sure how that's possible, given that the OG's are right where they should be and nothing major went wrong while brewing. The color looked good too.
Thoughts? I've never had a "green" beer before, so maybe this is normal.