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Old 03-21-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default Wine taste to my Coopers Irish Stout

tried my coopers irish stout after 10 days in the bottle, has a faint wine smell and taste, is this just a green beer taste or is something else going on?

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Old 03-21-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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10 days is way too early to be opened, let alone to be concerned about the flavor or smell. Give it at least 11 more days of bottle conditioning before being concerned.

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Old 03-21-2012, 11:36 PM   #3
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Im curious what you mean by wine smell. I have heard this term quite often and am not sure what us meant by it. I have been working in the wine industry for a long time now thus my curiosity.

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Old 03-22-2012, 12:12 AM   #4
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I'm guessing if you made the Coopers kit to their usual instructions (can plus 1 kg sugar) the reason is both young/green beer and the 1 kg of sugar giving it a cidery taste.

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Old 03-22-2012, 01:26 AM   #5
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It could be sugar. It could also be a green apple type taste that you'll get in white wines. This is caused by acetaldehyde in the beer, often caused by racking off of the yeast too early (acetaldehyde is an intermediate step in the process of converting sugar to ethanol).

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Old 03-22-2012, 02:31 AM   #6
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it was in the primary for 3 weeks

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Old 03-22-2012, 02:33 AM   #7
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I'm not a wine drinker but, I believe it smells and tastes a little bit like merlot, a fermented fruit type taste

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How warm was the area where you fermented the beer?

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Old 03-22-2012, 03:21 AM   #9
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58-64 degrees

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