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Ale to the Chief

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Being the beginner that I am, I ordered a Lager kit but didn't realize that I had to do anything different to actually make it a lager. Since then I've read How to Brew and Homebrewing for Dummies and realize what I've done is made an ale.

The beer is bottle conditioning right now but what do you think I can expect as far as flavors go? I used a lager yeast and fermented it at around 65 degrees. Should I expect weird flavors from this?
 

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Have you ever had a Steam Beer or California Common?
 

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You should be fine. Just some fruity flavors and not as clean/crisp as standard lagers...
 

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Donasay said:
Have you ever had a Steam Beer or California Common?

I'm in the process of reading How To Brew, and it sounds like thats exactly what he made.
 

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Depends on the yeast. Some lager yeast can produce considerable off-flavors (sulfur, fruity, ?) at those temps. It will be drinkable and it will be beer but it probably won't be great. If you want a clean lager you need some type of temp control. However some ale yeasts can also produce a fairly clean crisp beer at those temps.

Craig
 
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