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Old 08-29-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
Jul 2012
Pasadena, Texas
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I just tasted my first brew batch. A Summer Wheat All-Grain 1 gallon batch from a kit.

It had a very good thick creamy flavor with a hint of citrus aftertaste but seemed to have a very strong Hops finish (almost bitter).

Having never tasted a Wheat beer before, I really have nothing to compare it to.

Would this be normal for this style of beer?
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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Not normally but if you tell us the recipe, we can determine if the hop additions are appropriate for the style.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:17 PM   #3
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Most "to style" wheats have very low IBUs, typically just a single 1.0 oz hop addition per 5 gallons. You are definitely going to have to post the recipe to get a good answer on why it tastes bitter.
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