So I brewed a Standard American Lager for my wife back in December. I lagered it in the garage until 2/18 between 36-40 degree's. Just tried the first bottle after 2 and a half weeks of carbonating and it doesn't taste right. Her favorite beer is Asahi Dry, so I built the recipe around rice. Here was the grain bill for a 4.5 gallon batch (I added the Rice Syrup Solids to boil, not the mash)
6-Row (US) 6.0 lb 60%
Rice Hulls 1.0 lb 10%
Flaked Rice 1.0 lb 10%
Rice Syrup Solids 1.0 lb 10%
Pilsner (US) 0.5 lb 5%
Dextrose 8.0 oz 5%
I added the Rice Syrup Solids because the brewshop ran out of flaked rice so I subbed with the solids. The beer tastes kind of like someone added some milk to an otherwise standard lager. I'm blaming the solids as to adding that lactose like flavor. Anyone experienced this? I'm curious if the flavor will mellow with additional aging or did I simply use to much of the rice syrup? I don't think it's Diacetyl, I've tasted that before and this isn't reminding me of that.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.