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Old 08-01-2007, 01:52 PM   #1
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Anybody have any experience with grassy flavor/aroma? The references that I have found say it's due to old/moldy grain/hops used while brewing, but the ingredients were pretty fresh. I selected them myself @ my LBHS, and everything smelled great as I brewed.


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Old 08-01-2007, 02:58 PM   #2
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Some noble hops maintain subtle grassy smell/flavor not unlike that of horse blanket.
Belgian beers specifically those with Brett also come to mind as being the most noticeable beers that may represent this flavor/taste/aroma.

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Old 08-01-2007, 03:19 PM   #3
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"fresh cut grass" use to describe the aroma of certain beers. IIRC, it is related to the hops.

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Old 08-01-2007, 04:54 PM   #4
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Dry hopping really imparts a grassy aroma. It fades after a couple of months, but I never found it to be objectionable.
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:43 PM   #5
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What's your hopping schedule... If you over hop at flame-out, that will cause your brew to take on a grassy smell.

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Old 08-01-2007, 10:00 PM   #6
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I've had 777 through a randall filled with hops and it made the beer very grassy.

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