I made rootbeer from a zataran's extract which smells absolutely excellent. I used an ale yeast from my local home brew supply. The website I bought it from suggested champagne yeast but I went with my book (that old famous root beers, pops, and sodas book) and used ale yeast. We made a whole batch and it's smelly! The taste is fine but the smell is just too much! We poured it all out. I made a cherry vanilla soda today and we are waiting to find out if it too is stinky. Has this ever happened to anyone before? We were super clean and boiled everything we touched! I am so confused and I'm afraid to EVER use that ale yeast again!