Originally Posted by kfox527
Made a batch of this about 2 months ago and it's great!! Both my brewing partner and I think it is one of the best beers we've made. Smooth and strong.
I decided to crack open another bottle of this today when I read your post. It's been a LONG time since I've tried a bottle of this.
My initial post was very "noobish". This recipe was not "tried and true", and it maybe should not have been posted until today. Give this a LOT of time to age. This batch is a year old now, and it now it tastes a LOT better and a lot more smooth. I'm not saying it was a bad beer before, but it definitely is much better after some time.
Honestly, this recipe was my first own recipe, and only my second beer ever. Don't expect it to be a professional and exceptional beer, but after a good aging, it's definitely very good. I'd like to make it again sometime, and maybe make it all grain.
Several month's after I posted this recipe, I regretted it because of the fact that I didn't know what effect it would have after several more months. I wanted to delete it and repost it when I knew the final result of aging, but being a non-paying member, I was unable to. Thank you for making it and reassuring my decision to leave it on here. Just take my advise, and age it for at least 6 months. This now tastes a lot like a braggot, but a bit more subtle on the honey flavor, and somewhat Belgian-like (this was fermented before I did any sort of temperature controlled fermentation, so maybe it was fermented too hot and that's why it tastes like a yeasty-Belgian, I'm not sure, I really don't remember the process)
Anywho, I'm glad you like it, but definitely age this. Or at least save some bottles and forget about them.
PS: It's suppose to be "High
Gravity Honey Ale", not Height. I was probably drunk or something when writing that.