Raspberry flavor without raspberries...

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  1. Smitty27

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    So I made a amber recently and ended up with a very strong raspberry flavor in my beer. It wasn't a complicated brew, mostly just 8lbs of Amber LME, .5lb crystal 60, .5lb torrified wheat, 1oz of hops for 60min and 1oz at the last 15min then dry hopped during secondary. The only thing I can think of is the beer got too hot during fermentation and it produced some really strong esters. I know we hot some pretty warms days and it got past the 80 degree mark but I don't know if that enough to produce this strong raspberry taste and smell or if it could be something else.

    I don't have my sheet here with me with all of the details but I think the OG was 1.060 and FG was 1.016.
     
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    Very well could be the yeast + high temps. Which yeast was it?
     
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    safale s-04 and if I remember correctly it was a fast fermentation.
     
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    S-04 is known to throw serious esters at high temps... probably the culprit.
     

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