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Old 01-04-2008, 03:00 PM   #11
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I dunno, but I did hear someone claim (can't recall who, atm) that because of the effect of familiarity that developed over time that is the defining flavor of Heineken. Although I dunno, I suppose it could be true *shrug*, I mean if you taste the skunk, like the skunk, buy the skunk, drink the skunk....and then you go back to the store buy what you think is the skunk and it aint the skunk...welll...
I guess it is similar to living near a water treatment plant or chickin house. Once you get acustomed to the smell...
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:11 PM   #12
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Every damn xmas party I went to this year except the one I took a keg to had Hiney as the best beer (or only beer) there. At least none I drank had the skunky taste to it.

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Old 01-04-2008, 04:09 PM   #13
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I agree Hiney is much better on tap.

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Old 01-04-2008, 08:20 PM   #14
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Yeah, I agree. Heiny on tap is a decent lager, but I have a hard time getting past the bottle skunk. Of course, that all depends on what other beers are available. I will happily relish the skunk if the other option is, say, Miller Lite.

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Old 01-05-2008, 03:55 AM   #15
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since we are talking about skunked beer and you brought up miller lite, did you know that miller lite is the only beer that will not skunk in the sun. They use some kind of hops extract that is immune to skunking. Cant remember where i read that but its just one of those useless pieces of information.

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Drinking with my brother and my dad last weekend, my dad bought a round of Heinekens. They were cans but all that I could taste is that skunky flavor that I tasted last Christmas. Later that day I commented to them both what my experience was. Then tried to explain what skunky beer was to my brother. That is when he called me a beer snob.

Prior to brewing and learning a few things about beer I would think you were crazy if you called Heineken skunky. Now I don't care if I ever have it again.

On another note... my brother and dad loved my robust porter . My brother even blamed his drunkenness Friday on it. (Even though later that night he had several vats of Jack ).

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since we are talking about skunked beer and you brought up miller lite, did you know that miller lite is the only beer that will not skunk in the sun. They use some kind of hops extract that is immune to skunking. Cant remember where i read that but its just one of those useless pieces of information.

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Drinking with my brother and my dad last weekend, my dad bought a round of Heinekens. They were cans but all that I could taste is that skunky flavor that I tasted last Christmas. Later that day I commented to them both what my experience was. Then tried to explain what skunky beer was to my brother. That is when he called me a beer snob.

Prior to brewing and learning a few things about beer I would think you were crazy if you called Heineken skunky. Now I don't care if I ever have it again.

On another note... my brother and dad loved my robust porter . My brother even blamed his drunkenness Friday on it. (Even though later that night he had several vats of Jack ).
Cans shouldn't skunk since they're not exposed to the light.
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Cans shouldn't skunk since they're not exposed to the light.

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I've always wondered about that myself. I mean, at what point in the process is sunlight or indoor light exposed to the beer so much as to skunk it? Are the bottles left out in the sun for awhile before packaging? I just don't get it.
i ran into the same problem with a pack of Pisner Urquel
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