« on: July 31, 2011, 11:51:49 AM »
I cracked my latest homebrew today after being in the bottle for 2 weeks. The aroma was fantastic (cascade dry-hopped), but the flavor was disappointing. I expected a light-bodied beer, but if finished short and watery. After a few minutes, the aroma mellowed and the beer tasted fantastic, with the flavors I originally expected from start to a rather long finish. I know beers change a bit after being opened with exposure to oxygen and temperature changes and all, but this was significant change. I've noticed this before with other homebrews and not just my own. I've also noticed that the need to breathe diminishes as the beer ages in the bottle. Anybody know what's going on?