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Extract after 5 weeks in bottle

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Pugilist

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My LHBS gave me this recipe for a bass clone:
1lb Crystal grains
2qts Pale Liquid Malt
.5lb brown sugar
1.5oz Fuggles (whole flower) bittering
.5oz Kent (pellet)
1tsp Irish Moss
1 pack of Nottingham Ale Yeast

It has been in the bottle now for 5 weeks. I has nice color and carbonation but it has an off odor when I put my nose in the glass. As well, there is a very sweet finish to it that turns me off. Could this sweetness be because of the sugary adjunct I used, and the .5lb of dark brown sugar?
 

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You could be getting the dreaded LME twang. Next time try using dry extract. I could be wrong but that is what it sounds like to me.
 

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My guess is that it did not ferment out all the way. It is one of the challenges with the homebrewer especially when beginning the hobby. I don't associate the twang with a sweetnesss.
 
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