This weekend I bottled a batch of German Altbier... 50 bottles. It had sort of a sweet taste to it, even before adding the priming sugar. It had been fermenting for 17 days at room temperature. I just used the materials in the Brewer's Best kit. So for those of you who do homebrewing, is there something I should have done differently? Is this sweetness a normal thing at the bottling stage? I noticed the same kind of thing with a porter, but the sweetness disappeared after a few weeks in the bottle. Any insights would be appreciated.