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Old 10-12-2009, 05:45 PM   #21
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There is also Styrian Goldings in a lot of the beers mentioned in the OP.
That's what I was going to chime in with. It's definitely the hops, whether noble or Styrian Goldings.


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Old 10-12-2009, 05:45 PM   #22
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I don't think its necessarily skunked beer. I know the beers he's describing, they're the prevalent type of beer here (I actually looked to see if the OP was in Ireland). The taste is to me the "macrolager" taste, but you still get it in a can so it can't just be skunkiness. Maybe its the leftover taste of the adjuncts used such as rice or corn? There's definitely a sweetness to it.

 
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Also, consider that may Euro beers do not use adjuncts, and many do not attenuate or hop the bejeebers out of their beers. As others have mentioned, you are smelling malt.


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Old 10-12-2009, 05:59 PM   #24
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Hmm I'm still curious as to how they get that toxic waste flavour into Bavaria

 
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:54 PM   #25
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I always thought Moosehead was like that no matter what container it was in, but I haven't had it for a long time.

I would go with everyone else responding to the OP that it is malt or perhaps Saaz hops I know they have a distinct flavor/aroma.
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:48 AM   #26

If you wanna see if it's skunking you're talking about, buy two Heinekens. Buy one in a can, one in a green bottle. Leave the bottle on a window sill on a sunny day for a day. Then chill it. Pop both of them and compare. The can won't be skunked at all, the bottle will.
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:53 AM   #27
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I always thought Moosehead was like that no matter what container it was in, but I haven't had it for a long time.
Moosehead definitely has it... the more I think about it it's got to be the hops, they ARE related to the happy plant afterall

 
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:07 PM   #28
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I've never had a non-skunked Moosehead. I wonder what it tastes like.
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I've never had a non-skunked Saison Dupont. I wonder what it supposed to taste like?
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