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BostonJohn

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I brewed a German Hefeweizen that has now finished the 3rd week of bottle conditioning. The hefe has a typical banana smell but not over-powering by any means. Its got some decent hefe-like flavors, but ends with a little hoppy bitterness. The hops I used had an AA of 4.5% which I think might have sent the IBUs up a bit to high. It's definately a drinkable beer, just not the flavor profile I was aiming for.

Can anyone think of other reasons my hefe might have a bitter finish?
 

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All depends on your taste.I make a near hoeggarden clone with 1OZ. centenial for bittering.It's delicious.
 
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I suppose it does all depend on taste. I used 1oz of Liberty hops for a half batch with 3lbs DME.
 

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You used twice as many hops as you should have. I can imagine it is pretty bitter for a hefe.
 
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