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Old 01-06-2013, 04:33 AM   #1
Jan 2013
Perth, Western Australia
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Hey guys,

Just curious about bottle conditioning and what it does to sweet flavors in beer. Are sweet flavors more likely to intensify or mellow out with age?

Or is it more complicated then that, is it dependent on the type of sugar or where its sourced i.e dextrose, honey, fruit etc.

Also, on the same subject, can certain sweetness be considered an 'off flavor' in particular beer styles?


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Old 01-06-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
Apr 2012
Arlington, Virginia
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From my limited experience (about 10 brews), the type of priming sugar has had no affect on the taste of the beer. I've primed with brown sugar, honey, and corn sugar and was not able to taste any of those in the final product.

I have noticed that my beers with sharper flavors evident 2-3 weeks after bottling often mellowed out the more time went one. One brew needed a few months to turn into a mellow and pleasant beer out of the bottle.

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