Fruity aromas & Esters

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Fruity aromas & Esters

Postby MrDanders » Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:23 pm

Question for the chemists: I bottled an IPA a month ago and have been sampling since. It has an almost overpowering fruitiness when poured -- Strong esters (so I'm told.) that are not really that pleasant. I find that if I chill it all the way down to fridge temperature (~42
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RE: Fruity aromas & Esters

Postby wottaguy » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:06 pm

Hello MrDanders,

This will be hard to answer because of lack of information about your recipe and the kind of yeast and fermentation temp that was performed. But usually the fruitiness of the beer will subside after a period of time..3 - 6 months or so, but that depends on the information that we don't currently have. I am suspecting that you may have used an english yeast such as London Ale yeast or something similar. If so, the fruitiness you have is produced as part of the flavor profile of the yeast. If this is the yeast that you used, you may want to try a different yeast next time you brew this recipe, such as an american ale yeast like white labs WLP001 or Wyeast 1056. Both of these yeasts when fermented at proper tempertures, will provide little to no esters or fruitiness and finish out very clean too.

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