Firstly, I know that I definitely jumped the gun a bit on this one, I was just so damn anxious I had to give it a try!
So, I brewed up a batch of Brewers Best Pale Ale.
Boiled 3 weeks ago
Two weeks in fermentation.
Gravity readings were steady at 1.014 for about 3 days straight, so I bottled it last Sunday.
Decided to open 1 bottle yesterday for a taste test.
Poured really clear, no debris... very nice color, thick foamy head.
I could tell the taste was there, and it was good, but it was bitter. And not in a good, hoppy kind of bitter. Just... bitter.
I guess I'm wondering now if another week or two in the bottle might cure this? How much and in what way does the taste change while the beer is aging in the bottle?