I made two lagers because I figured I had the time for it. Maybe if the first one didn’t quite work out, the other would benefit from some of my prior experience. And so the lager saga continues, as you can see.
There we are. In this case, there isn’t much of a band-aid flavor (although that gently kicks up at the end) it’s mostly too sweet and the carbonation is clearly off the charts. I don’t know that I’d say this beer is undrinkable but it sure as hell isn’t to any style you could imagine.
Although I have to admit, I knew there were going to be issues when I pulled this beer from the garage as you can see here:
That is indeed mold on the bottles.
So I can’t actually recommend the beer. I wouldn’t want to give it to someone to drink without serious caveats, such as:
“Can you tell me what the fuck is wrong with this?”
“How the hell did this crime against drinkablity happen?”
You know. Those kinds of things.
These sorts of mistakes remind me that there is a whole lot I don’t know about brewing and a broad range of subjects to learn about and people I need to listen to in order to improve my process. I don’t consider this a bad thing but it’s still a little disappointing to have both lagers come out badly.