Originally Posted by the_Sliver
Question to the OP: I'm also making my first batch with Cooper's Lager kit and when I took a hydrometer reading I tried tasting the beer. It tasted... weird. Not undrinkable, and it tasted like beer, but something seemed off about it.
When I look for reviews on the internet I found a couple of people had encountered the same experience but after they bottled it for 2 weeks it came out fine. Did you try tasting the beer before bottling it?
I tasted it at all points. After making it and after taking the first hydrometer reading I sampled from that and it tasted good but kind of weird. Then I did the same thing for the final reading and again it tasted a little off. But after a few weeks in the bottle it tastes great. I already have the ingredients for my next batch of brew. This time I am not doing a Coopers kit and going for a Honey Porter. I will post about it as it goes as well.