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Old 05-23-2008, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default Off flavor in Arrogant Bastard

So I had never had this before and it was the only micro at the bar I went to the other night. After my first sip a light went off in my head. I tasted a combination of cabbage and celery. Of course I laughed and said cabbage out loud, every one around me looked at me like I was insane. I have never tasted this off flavor before and was wondering if anyone else has seen this in other commercial beers. Where my taste buds messed up or did I actually taste some funky form of partially skunked hops, old hops? I dont know. I ordered a pint of this again later on in the night and I still tasted it.

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Old 05-23-2008, 06:42 PM   #2
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Sounds like DMS (dimethyl sulfates) from a bacterial infection. Could be contaminated lines.

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Old 05-23-2008, 06:45 PM   #3
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I think it might of been DMS but I didnt know that you could have a DMS problem from lines. I thought it was only from a boil wort boil?

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Was it on tap or poured from a bottle?

There are two places near me with AB on tap and one has consistently bad flavors from the tap lines.

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It was tap. It is a very big college bar in the city and they sell alot of beer. Just thought that the lines would be ok since its a busy bar.

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Old 05-23-2008, 06:50 PM   #6
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If you take away the unpleasant flavors, do you see yourself possibly liking it? AB is one of my favorites.

I'd say pick yourself up a bottle and enjoy it this weekend. You'll hopefully be pleased with it

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Just thought that the lines would be ok since its a busy bar.
Not if they don't clean them.
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