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Old 11-14-2005, 12:39 AM   #1
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Default Aging Fruit and Honey beers

I've never made a fruit beer before. I recently made this: Spearmint

Now it's been in a bottle for about a week. Carbonation levels are normal for an ale but I am trying for about a 3.4 co2 level so it has a few more days to go yet.

Now, I know this beer is very young, but with traditional beers I'm a pretty good judge of how a young beer will likely taste once aged for a while.

With a fruit beer I'm clueless. Especially fruit with honey and spices. I don't seem to be tasting the malt, the flavoring hops are present and will likely mellow out. They taste a bit to "fresh" at the moment

What I guess I'd like to know is how does the flavor from the fruit and honey change as the beer ages?

I may not be an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express........ 6 months ago.
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Old 11-14-2005, 12:46 AM   #2
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Fruit flavors tend to get weaker as the ale ages. Honey can disappear completely. Mints tend to hang on.
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