So I just tasted my first AG that's been bottle conditioning for about 8-9 days so far. I let it sit in the primary for two weeks before bottling. On the pour, I didn't even get a head... I guess it hasn't conditioned long enough or it just won't because I think I caramelized the priming sugar
It doesn't really have much of a hop aroma, mostly a very malty/biscuity smell. But this smell seems slightly strange, and I can't remember ever tasting a beer that has this same aroma. The taste.... sucks. It is incredibly hard to pick out any actual flavors from it, basically because it tastes so strange. I know there are tell-tale signs of infection (green apples) and oxidation (cardboard), but I can't really pick out either of these.
I was wondering if someone could point out a resource or any way I can go about figuring out what's wrong with this beer, since I can't pick out any certain flavors. Maybe my palette just sucks.
Could this just be green beer? I can't imagine this tasting like an actual beer a few weeks from now. By the way, here's my recipe so maybe someone can tell if it may be due to what I used.
2lbs 80L crystal
0.5lb special b
- yea... really bad efficiency
Any help would be great!!