Monday, April 30, 2007

Blonde Bombshell (Part 2)

Well, I decided to go ahead and bottle the blonde ale (see earlier posts) in two Party Pigs. I let one of the pigs sit for a little more than a week before tapping it. It looked darn good; clear, with the right amount of carbonation and a nice white, long-lasting head. The aroma was malty, but with a hint of green apple. "Uh, oh", I said to myself, suspecting an acetaldehyde in my beer. The taste of the beer seemed off too, a bit too sweet for my tastes, and with a bit of an odd "plastic" taste in the finish. It looked darn good though, which has left me lagering the little piggy in the fridge, hoping that the off flavors dissipate over time.

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