So it has been a few days since I first tasted my beer. I have let a few bottles sit in the fridge for a few days, and there seems to be a dramatic difference in that short span of time.
Now, the last time I drank it was in proper pint glasses. This time, I used a can-shaped glass I received as a Christmas present awhile ago. I don’t know if a glass can effect a beer that much, but this tasting was entirely different.
Unlike the first time, the head dissipated almost immediately and the crispness that complemented the flavor was gone with it. Needless to say, I was pretty let down. It was almost like a completely different batch. Without that nice carbonation, the beer almost had a cardboard-like taste. Perhaps this bottle didn’t get throughly sanitized?
I tried another bottle to see if it was any different. I used the same glass as before, and once again was left with a nearly flat beer. The head stuck around for about 30 seconds before completely dissapating. Flavor was pretty good, but without that crispness it just wasn’t the same.
Maybe the extended time in the fridge was an issue? I’m not sure but this round of tasting has left me with more questions than answers.
Hopefully, these were just an anomoly and the other beers that are waiting to be refridgerated will be more like the first tasting.