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Old 06-28-2011, 12:32 AM   #1
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Dec 2010
Wichita, Kansas
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My cream ale, that I brewed in late December. I saved a bottle to age and try. This beer fermented very warm (75~ degrees ambient) in the first 24 hours and of course had some rather interesting esters and phenols as a result.

I considered it a total loss at the time. But I'm not one to waste, so I drank it all up.

Now here I am, about 4 months after finishing off the last (non-aged) bottle, drinking it. The off-flavors may have barely dissipated but I've come to appreciate some of the flavors here. Bubblegum, green apple, dry alcohol. It's almost like a rebel cream ale that met and impregnated a naughty saison.

Although it's the least favorite of my beers, it was my first, and the first one for me to drink away an entire 5 gallons of.

So, in memory, let's hear about your first beers. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

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Old 06-28-2011, 01:15 AM   #2
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Oct 2010
Cochrane, Ontario, CANADA
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Wish it well!

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