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Old 01-11-2010, 08:12 PM   #1
Mar 2008
Somerville, MA
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So I have recently had a few beers that had this slight apricot flavor to them and I dont think its from apricots.

Specifically Moat Czech Pilsner and Otter Creek Copper Ale, and more so in the pilsner.

Can this type of flavor be attributed to a certain brewing grain or perhaps a hop characteristic, yeast maybe?
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:02 PM   #2
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Kent Golding hops (and maybe others) can have a slight apricot essence in their profile and certain UK ale yeasts could also have a touch of apricot from ester production. While either of those might show up in a copper ale it is not something I would ever expect to find in a Czech Pilsner. Does that Pils have a fresh date or production date on the label?

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