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Old 10-29-2007, 02:35 PM   #1
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I picked up my first 6 pack of Fat Tire this weekend. In the past, I've always had it at pubs on draft. When I tasted the first brew, I noticed a different flavor. It's hard to desribe but I guess it tastes earthy and grainy.? Is this maybe the biscuit malt that I'm not used to having?

It didn't taste 'bad' but it was different than what I've experienced before at the pubs.

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Old 10-29-2007, 02:38 PM   #2
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My guess is that it's biscuit malt.

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Old 10-29-2007, 02:46 PM   #3
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I was thinking biscuit malt before I read your question.

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Old 10-29-2007, 03:07 PM   #4
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biscuit.







Yay SOX!

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Old 10-29-2007, 04:23 PM   #5
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According to my SWMBO, the secret ingredient is dirty socks. No, she's not a fan...

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Old 10-29-2007, 04:39 PM   #6
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Part of it is the biscuit malt, part of it is that it is fermented using a modified Belgian yeast at colder temps to avoid the traditional Belgian Funk.

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Old 10-29-2007, 05:05 PM   #7
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According to my SWMBO, the secret ingredient is dirty socks. No, she's not a fan...
You have a smart wife.
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Old 10-29-2007, 05:28 PM   #8
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According to my SWMBO, the secret ingredient is dirty socks. No, she's not a fan...
I would have to agree.
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I thought it was biscuit malt. The challenging part of learning beers is doing it alone. I can tell this tastes different than that but exactly why or what is causing it seems like will be an ongoing adventure. That's all part of the fun though!

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I suggest the next time you are at your LHBS you chew about 10 -12 kernels of biscuit malt and see if that is the flavor you are getting. Your might want to chew both Belgian biscuit malt and Victory malt as they taste a bit different.

However, I am a little confused, : you said the bottled beer tasted different than the tap beer. Fat Tire would have biscuit malt in both so they should not taste different from that stand point. Did you have fresh bottled beer??


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