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Old 07-15-2008, 07:00 PM   #1
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Does anybody else notice a prominent metallic taste in a lot of commercial beers? For example, I had a dead guy ale the other day, and one of the very first tastes that hits your tongue is something akin to licking a penny.

I assume this is not normal or intentional right?

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Old 07-15-2008, 07:02 PM   #2
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I have never noticed said taste in Dead Guy. I have tasted it on rare occasions, but it is certainly not intended.

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Old 07-15-2008, 07:36 PM   #3
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I noticed that in the DinkelAcker pils.

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Old 07-15-2008, 10:54 PM   #4
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I associate a metallic taste with just about ALL lagers. Not so much in Ales. It's why I don't lager.

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Old 08-21-2010, 05:52 AM   #5
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Does anybody else notice a prominent metallic taste in a lot of commercial beers? For example, I had a dead guy ale the other day, and one of the very first tastes that hits your tongue is something akin to licking a penny.

I assume this is not normal or intentional right?
Oh, it's very intentional if I get it right, especially in KIRIN! And, being Celiac, I'm trying to recreate that fabulous aftertaste in my home brew.
Anyone got a clue on how to do that?
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it comes from the metallic linings on cans, i'd say. i keg

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it comes from the metallic linings on cans, i'd say. i keg
Well, perhaps "Canny" is the wrong appellation. Whatever the aftertaste from KIRIN is, how can I duplicate it, do you know?
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I was getting something akin to that in some of my beers and finally traced it back to Magnum hops I was using for bittering. Not sure it was that metallic, but a definite aftertaste.

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I was getting something akin to that in some of my beers and finally traced it back to Magnum hops I was using for bittering. Not sure it was that metallic, but a definite aftertaste.
Thanks, I'll give it a go.
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I doubt that Dead Guy is available in cans - I've never seen it except in bottles. When I taste off-flavors in beers that I know are good, I chalk it up to poor temperature control during transit.

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