Hey everyone, Im sitting in front of my very first homebrew of my very first batch.
An ale which is supposed to replicate a dutch light lager. -heineken knockoff
10/21 racked to secondary (oops- a little early, noob mistake)
-wait a month
11/19 bottled (came out with fourty-three 12oz bottles)
11/27 taste day!
PFFFFT!, sounded good.
SIGHT is phenominal,"I made that?
" It had a fat head on top that seemed to come out of thin air as i slowly poured it, like an over pumped keg. Could it already be carbonating too much? the head slowly subsides as I type.
It is not too clear but thats expected as I forgot to add the irish moss and gypsum.
SMELL is where things are a little uh-oh. smells a lot like when I cracked the fermenter on a few of my previous brews and stuck my head inside. theres a sort of stinging in the back of my throat/septum if I take a deep wiff.
MOUTH FEEL is similar to other beers, a little on the flat/small bubbles side (despite a vigorous foam head?). I guess I need to wait a couple weeks for more carb, then toss them in the fridge.
TASTE is similar to smell. Its either an astringency, its too "green", or its damn good homebrew, my pallate lacks the experience to tell. If someone with some experience would help me pinpoint the taste that would be great.
Overall it tasted like beer but i wouldnt call it a mighty good beer. Im pretty damn proud of myself and pumped that I have 3 more batches following this one.
Thanks for listening! have a good one!