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Old 11-02-2010, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default The beer tastes "Green"?

Are there any specific tastes to a beer to know if it is Green?

I ask because people use the term, which I know what it means, but wondered if there were specific flavors that tip you off that it is not fully matured.

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easiest way to describe it is not to lol....open a bottle of your beer that you know is not ready yet and taste it. then open one that you know IS ready and taste it...now you know what green beer tastes like.

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Green beer is really any flavor experience that you have that you are not happy with that may be present in the first few weeks of the beer's life that is gone when the beer is fully matured, a few weeks later.

The chili/spaghetti analogy is a good one.

It really can be any number of flavors, many of them are the same ones that are on those "off flavor charts." The only real difference is that they will go away with time.

That's why I say don't sweat any flavor or aroma that you experience from yeast pitch day til its been about 8 weeks in the bottle. Then if the beer still has that, you can look at the causes of it from those charts. But still radically sometimes walking away from a beer for 6 months to a year before deciding to dump it, the beer can end up being OK....


Describe Green Beer.

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