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minduim 03-28-2009 12:46 AM

beer smelling like green grapes

a friend of mine just made a new batch of beer, after two weeks on the bottle the beer is smelling like green grapes (I can't find a better description for it). The beer is also very turbid, but I guess its because he moved the carboy while bottling so a lot of sediment got into the bottles.

Is this taste a possible infection or is it from the yeast cake that got into the bottles?

Best regards

Clonefarmer 03-28-2009 12:51 AM

Two weeks is pretty early it may just be a green (young) taste. If it fades with time it was probably just green. As for the yeast it should settle with time as well.

Pharmguy 03-28-2009 12:59 AM

Probably just too early. What kind of beer is it? I have read that wits/hefes/big belg ales can give off that kind of smell.

minduim 03-28-2009 01:02 AM

yeah, it is supposedly a trappist-like beer. The instructions on the kit said to let the beer mature for two months, but he was too excited to wait all this time :)

Pharmguy 03-28-2009 01:34 AM

Oyeah, more time, walk away.:D

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