I bottled a Farmhouse/saison a few weeks back that tasted a lot like tank 7 at bottling time. I do not like tank 7 so I decided to add some vanilla flavor to the bottling bucket to hopefully distract from whatever it is in tank 7 that I don't like. Well, I didn't realize that we had a bottle of pure anise extract in the cabinet & I grabbed that, poured it in & then realized it was anise & not vanilla when the smell punched me in my nose. The beer is drinkable, but is way heavy on the licorice/anise aroma & flavor. Oh, and it still taste too much like tank 7. I'll drink this beer, but I wont be happy about it! ha.
Any one have experience with anise and have any idea how long it may take for that to fade, if it even will?