I'll post tomorrow about the second try, OK?
> I hope yours turns out better than mine did. I was very disappointed.
> > Does this beer need a lot of aging?
> Mine is a year or more old now and it still has an unpleasant bite to it.
> I suspect the main reason mine didn't turn out is exactly this reason.
> I don't have a beer fridge and any lager styles I try don't turn out,
> whereas my ales are usually quite decent.
> > This beer is highly praised by Papazain and is also very simple and
> One Papazian recipe I can recommend (especially since cherry season
> is coming up) is "Cherries in the Snow". The sour cherries give
> the beer a slight cherry flavour and a refreshing tartness.
My verdict (after two test pints, a month and a week after bottling)-- ehh.
Again, it was a pleasant enough beer. Very light in color, lots of esters
in the taste (as one would expect with that much adjunct sugar-- honey-- added)
a touch on the bitter side (which doesn't bother me). I was extra special
***about sterility, and I'm no slouch usually, so I'm pretty sure it tastes
like I asked it to taste. I'm sure my beer buddies and I will make short work
of downing it all. But it once again begs the question-- why the fuss? Has
anyone had any of this that was outstanding?
Drinking in good health