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Old 10-03-2011, 02:33 AM   #1
rhamilton
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I have bottled two beers so far: AHS Apocolypso and Session Belgian Saison. They aren't ready until Oct 15th but I just snuck a taste test. The Apocolypso is decent with good potential but the Belgian smells and tastes like.... well.... a Belgian's @sshole. After three sips, I ended up pouring it out because I gagged. Had this every happened to you? It had crushed coriander in it for two weeks...could it have rotted?
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:47 AM   #2
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How long ago were they bottled? Are they carbed at all? Describe said [email protected]' taste.
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:49 AM   #3
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I've got an extract wheat I made earlier this year that is just not good at all. I"m not even sure where I went wrong with it, but it's the only beer i've made that I actually have trouble drinking
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:40 AM   #4
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I had one beer that must have gotten infected - it tasted like paint thinner with a hint of lemon juice. I dumped it out of secondary after a month.

 
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:57 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sinned34
I had one beer that must have gotten infected - it tasted like paint thinner with a hint of lemon juice. I dumped it out of secondary after a month.
Solventy and sour flavors almost always age out, and are especially common in higher gravity beers. You done f***ed up.

 
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:17 AM   #6
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Solventy and sour flavors almost always age out, and are especially common in higher gravity beers. You done f***ed up.
You may be correct, but when I say it tasted like paint thinner, I mean it burned on the way down, and it burned badly. After a sip of it my throat was sore for an hour. I really, really didn't want to dump it out (until I went all grain, it was my only brewing failure), but after a month in primary and a month in secondary with no change whatsoever in the burning taste, I figured there was nothing that would save it.

 
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:29 AM   #7
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Huh... that is a little long for that flavor to be lingering. I've had one that was so bad the hydro sample made my chest burn, but it was much younger than that. Did eventually age out though

 
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:42 AM   #8
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wow. No, never gag. I've had a couple that made me think I didn't meld the hops correctly for the style.

I had one that looked infected that wasn't.

And I am still suffering from some sort of gusher problem, but never gag.

 
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:20 AM   #9
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My first batch was pretty bad.

 
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:35 PM   #10
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I'll pop another tonight and post the profile. It's just an overwhelmingly sour/fermented smell and taste. Behind that is a nice bubble-gummy saison but the sourness makes it undrinkable. Hopefully it'll tone down in the next few weeks -- or maybe it was just a bad bottle....
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Primary: Centennial Blonde v2, Ed Wort's Kolsch
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Kegged: County Jail Pale Ale, AHS Anniv IPA, AHS Brooklyn Brown, Raspberry Wheat, Blood Orange Hefe, Ranger IPA clone (x2), Newcastle clone, AHS Irish Red, Centennial Blonde
Bottled: Session Series Belgian Saison, Apocalypso, Pecan Porter, DFH 90 Minute Clone, Apfelwein (x2), Wytchmaker Rye IPA Clone, Vienna/Simcoe SMaSH, Munich/Cascade SMaSH

 
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