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Old 10-12-2009, 06:02 PM   #1
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I made a holiday beer a couple of weeks ago and was sort of running on memory. I used cinnamon, ginger, clove, and star anise. The amounts were fine, except that for a 5-gallon batch I used probably about 4-5 star anise. This was for the last 10 minutes of the boil, and now it has a pretty anisey smell. Any chance this will mellow with time?


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One can only hope. I just judged a beer that had the aroma and flavor of Jaegermeister, yesterday. It brought back some memories that I almost have.


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It brought back some memories that I almost have.
I Lol'd. I had a similar experience (I think ... its hazy) but it was with Drambuie.

If you don't like it now, put it in a closet and break it out NEXT holiday maybe. Anise is definitely a love it or hate it thing. The Triple Moine Belgian ale has a touch if it and its delicious, but if than more than a hint of it then it can be nasty.
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