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Old 12-12-2010, 02:02 AM   #1
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Default high ABV beers, aging and how the flavors change

so I have a 11% belgian strong dark carbonating right now and I just have a question. I did a lot of reading and most of the people here who have made a beer similar to mine say that it takes a few months for the flavors to mellow out and balance. Some say that the beers taste green or are harsh. Does the flavor change as it carbonates? Because the sample for the gravity reading I tasted, tasted good to me already, not harsh at all and was very smooth.

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Old 12-12-2010, 03:43 AM   #2
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Thats a nice style of beer. It will change over time and mellow out. I have a Dunkle thats over a year old and its great.
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Let that brew age at least 6-8 months and you will be rewarded with a very good batch.
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im definitely going to age it long, but the sample I tasted at bottling was very smooth. I was expecting something harsh or something. does the flavor change when it carbonates that it will get harsh or something? Cause if it tastes like the sample plus carbonation, its already smooth....
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Congrats on the big beer. My first big beer tasted like I poured solvent in the mix. After some study I found, and later tried, fermenting at a lower temperature. It curred the solventy bite. I also add a lot more yeast than normal now. Good Luck.
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