First of all, thanks to everyone on these boards! The amount of info is astounding!!
So I just sampled my first batch (extract) and I am not really enjoying it
I'm hoping maybe you guys can shed some light on what could be the cause of the final results.
This was an extract kit I bought from my LHBS. A Belgian Blond Ale the ingredients are listed below.
I am having a hard time putting this into words but my problem with the beer is that it has a very "fruity" flavor. It's almost a "wine-like tangy-ness". After drinking one my lips get sticky. I have never had a beer make my lips sticky before. Maybe it is fruity AND yeasty?? Finally, I think it could use just a little more carbonation.
Anyway, I was wondering if you guys have any ideas what could have caused this. Maybe suggestions on what I could do better next time. I did 1 week in primary, 2 weeks in secondary, and 3 weeks in bottle.
Recipe from LHBS-
6.6# Light LME
1.65# Wheat LME
1# Candi Sugar
Steeping Grain- 8oz aromatic malt?
2 oz bittering hops (type unknown)
2 packages T-58 ale yeast