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Old 09-20-2011, 11:23 PM   #1
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Default All Lagunitas Beers...

Seem to have a distinct "house" characteristic to them. I know many breweries do because of house yeast, etc. However, I have no idea what that "it" is that runs consistently through all of their beers. Off the top of my head I've had...

Pale Ale
IPA
Maximus
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Lil Sumpin Wild

... in the past month or so and they all have that distinct Lagunitas character. Is it widely known what that character is and I've just missed it? If not, any thoughts?

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Old 09-20-2011, 11:32 PM   #2
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One notable fact about Lagunitas is that all of their beers are mashed very hot...like 160F. Pair that with their English yeast (I think they use the Fuller's strain), and that might explain the distinctive character you're noticing.

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Old 09-20-2011, 11:34 PM   #3
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..are tasty.


At least all of them that I've tried.

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I've noticed and wondered the same thing for years...I figured it was the yeast. Still haven't figured it out.

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Little Sumpin Wild uses a belgian yeast but still has that same "something" that all the other ales do that use english yeast, must be something else.

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Gotta say, from an unabashed malt lover who rarely even enjoys the slightest hop aroma and hates pronounced bitterness of any kind, Little Sumpin' Sumpin' is my second favorite IPA out of a grand total of two (Ithaca Flower Power is one of the best beers I've ever had of any style).

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Old 09-22-2011, 12:36 AM   #7
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Agreed. I had the Wild last night and that was what actually prompted the post... knowing the yeast was clearly different that the typical ale yeast in the brewery.

- So... Not yeast.
- Clearly not a hop flavor.
- I doubt it is a malt that they insist on using in various amounts across such a wide range of styles in order to produce that character.
- Water? Can't be.
- Process?

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If it is actually one thing, I still put my money on the 160°F mash infusion. Nobody else even comes close to that.

Glancing over a few of their recipes, they all have very complicated hopping schedules, with very aggressive dry hopping. I think L.S.S. has seven or eight varietals.

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If it is actually one thing, I still put my money on the 160°F mash infusion. Nobody else even comes close to that.

Glancing over a few of their recipes, they all have very complicated hopping schedules, with very aggressive dry hopping. I think L.S.S. has seven or eight varietals.
I'd agree with high mash temp, for me it just seems to be an underlying sweetness that most of their beers have. I was actually at the brewery last weekend. It was pretty fun. They had some sort of fundraiser going on and had some great bands playing. It was pretty warm so I just had a couple of their Czech Pilsners, which is an outstanding beer. It doesn't seem to have that house flavor though. They make some great beers.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:17 PM   #10
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Loved them all so far,very good brewery.Consistantly awesome beer. I really like their signature taste of all their beers, kind of how i feel with rouge,or stones beers.

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