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Old 09-22-2011, 09:29 PM   #1
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Default Sour note last 2 batches of Belgian Ale

brand new to this. My first batch came out okay; but, the more I drank it, the more I noticed what I can only describe as a sour taste/finish. Something just struck me as funky / sour when I'd exhale, after taking a sip. So, I did another 5 gallons. This time, it's only been in the bottle for a couple days...but I still taste something a bit sour. ??

Belgian Saisson yeast
Extract of Malt
Cascade Hops (did a little extra dry hopping on batch #2)
Crystal 40 and 60 (mostly 40)
Tap water
Fermenting temps were probably pretty high during the day, maybe 82-88
Fermented for 2 weeks on batch #1, and for 6 weeks on batch #2 (half in primary, half in secondary).

Since I'm a newb...anyone have a comment on general "sourness"??

Thanks!

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Old 09-22-2011, 09:30 PM   #2
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maybe ferm temp putting off weirdness, could be water too.. does the tap water taste good out of the tap?

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Well, it is a Belgian....

Other than that, ferm temps are way high, even for a Belgian.

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Old 09-22-2011, 09:59 PM   #4
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Many Belgian beers tend to have a bit of a sour taste. Letting it age for a few weeks can make a difference. Going for a little cooler fermentation temp would probably help too.

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