Originally Posted by Cajun_Tiger33
So my beer that started out at 1.052 instead of 1.066 is now at a final gravity of 1.006 instead of the expected 1.020.
Does the final gravity being lower than the original even out? As far as tastes concerns go?
No, it does not even out. This is a much different beer in terms of body, flavor (there is less residual sugar), mouthfeel, and overall experience than the beer you targeted. That said, it could be excellent, just different.
As WoodlandBrew said, OG and FG both affect the taste of the beer, as does their relationship with one another and relationship to other factors such as BU:GU (although I personally find IBU to be a poor indicator of bitterness given how it only takes into account isomerized alpha acids and not other hop compounds that have perceived bitterness characteristics, such as polyphenols.).
Without knowing the actual malts that went into your beer or the style of the beer you were targeting, your original beer was targeted to have more body and quite a bit more sweetness than the beer you ended up with. At 1.006, your beer will be quite dry. That could be to your liking or not, depending on the style and personal preference in taste.