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Old 06-26-2007, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default That taste of DMS

I've read that DMS is 'desirable in small amounts for darker lagers'. There is a certin taste that I've really come to like in a few Oktoberfests that I've had recently, and I was wondering if that's what it was. It's hard to describe, but I'd say it was sweet and organic-almost vegetably. Kind of close to the smell of boiling wort. I had initially thought that this taste was due to a particular malt.

The other day, I was drinking a friend's wine (purchased) that had been opened some time before and didn't really taste right. It had a similar taste to the beers, so it got me wondering if I was tasting the DMS-in the case of the wine, it was not appropriate.

I'm just trying to get my tastebuds honed in on what I'm tasting. I'm trying to figure out what that taste is.

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Old 06-26-2007, 03:04 PM   #2
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Buy some Rolling Rock Green Light. Textbook DMS taste - almost like a sour apple.

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like cheese said, Rolling Rock has made a beer around DMS. They have taken an off flavor and made it desirable.

I think of DMS as a green bean flavor in my opinion.

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Thanks-I've always though RR to taste a bit like apples-that's wild.

Now I just need to figure out that what that taste is that makes those Oktoberfests so good.

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you can find quite a bit of DMS in miller lite as well. i wish i could say why i know why rolling rock has it, but it does.

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