The beer poured with a nice head as shown in the picture. The beer also smelled very good. So, I was hoping that the taste test I took on bottling day tasted bad because their was no sugar added in the beer. Sadly, I was wrong and the beer still tasted off. It still had an acidic/soapy aftertaste. The beer also looks very clear... probably from adding too much water. A weiss beer should be somewhat cloudy.
I can't really say much about this batch other than it was a learning experience.
Some reasons I have that may have ruined the batch:
- We did not boil the water before topping off the wort. We used cold tap water which could have caused some of the off-aftertastes.
- The lid was left off the wort while cooling down which may have let some germs in.
- The yeast starter we made was from warm tap water. This water should of been boiled. Also, we did not cover the yeast starter while we were brewing.
I will be bottling the Fat Tire Amber Ale (clone) tomorrow. I will post some pictures for that process and try to document everything we did.
Here is a picture of my River Horse Burnt Sugar Ale from last night. It was a very tasty beverage.