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Old 05-24-2012, 05:31 PM   #11
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I like Fuggles. Hate Cilantro. Love coriander.
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Hate fuggles. Love cilantro. Ambivalent about coriander.
Hate coriander, love cilantro, o.k. with fuggles.



 
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:35 PM   #12
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Hmm. Doesn't look indicative of any correlation.

So what's everyone's experience with these hops?
Too dirty, earthy for me.



 
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:37 PM   #13
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Too dirty, earthy for me.
At first sniff/taste.. would you be inclined to believe that your beer tastes bad?

Like, are fuggles a kind of hop that might make a beer undrinkable to someone who dislikes that kind of hop?

 
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:40 PM   #14
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At first sniff/taste.. would you be inclined to believe that your beer tastes bad?

Like, are fuggles a kind of hop that might make a beer undrinkable to someone who dislikes that kind of hop?
Possibly. I love many/most IPA's, but English versions made with fuggles I just don't care for. Even though it's not a "flaw" per se, it just doesn't taste pleasurable to me.

Similarily, I love summit hops; though MANY report getting a bad onion/garlic flavor/aroma from summit hops.

 
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:45 PM   #15
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Possibly. I love many/most IPA's, but English versions made with fuggles I just don't care for. Even though it's not a "flaw" per se, it just doesn't taste pleasurable to me.

Similarily, I love summit hops; though MANY report getting a bad onion/garlic flavor/aroma from summit hops.

See, I've made three 'English' type beers, all with fuggle hops. They all have this sort of basement, cellar-floor-y smell/taste to them. I can't tell if my beer is **** or if it's the hops.

 
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See, I've made three 'English' type beers, all with fuggle hops. They all have this sort of basement, cellar-floor-y smell/taste to them. I can't tell if my beer is **** or if it's the hops.
Try the same recipes with EKG or Willamette.

 
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:46 PM   #17
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I've used Fuggles once in a "nutty blonde" recipe I made and I found nothing about the beer that I didn't like. But for that recipe I was going for "nutty" and I believe "earthy" fit well.
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:47 PM   #18
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Try the same recipes with EKG or Willamette.
Haha, the NHC 2011 Brown ale winner recipe I tried to clone a bit ago called for EKG, Willamette, AND Fuggles, and had the taste/smell as well.

 
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:56 PM   #19
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I like Fuggles. Hate Cilantro. Love coriander.
Same here.

 
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:01 PM   #20
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Fuggles has it's place in English beers.

I'm half mexican so I grew used to cilantro since my mom put it in everything, even though I'm one of those people that it tastes soapy to. I very rarely cook with it myself but when I do I just put a tiny amount since it tastes so strong to me.



 
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