So, i finally bottled my Gulden Draak clone. It's been in carboys for six months...i racked it twice to repitch cuz the damn thing just wouldn't drop in gravity. It was my fault originally, i didn't make quite a big enough starter and i racked too early.
when i tasted it a month ago, it was pretty good...very fruity. now i think it got some fusel alcohols from the final pitch and sitting at high temperatures...it's still fruity but has an almost bourbon taste to it.
anyway, now it's bottled. i think i'm going to wrap it up in garbage bags and bury it under the dirt in my friends basement, than open it in a year or so. it's at about 10.5% alcohol and i think with that sharp alcoholic bite it will definitely be a sipping beer, but i think a year will help to blend and mellow it a bit...and if not, what have i got to lose?