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Old 09-16-2012, 01:34 AM   #1
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This is the first time I've tried this beer and overall I'm not very excited about it. But I'm curious if I somehow ended up with a bad batch, and was curious if anyone was familiar with this brew.

Basically, if I let a bottle just sit in the fridge, I get about an inch of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Is this normal? There's no "off" tastes, but it is very watery.

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Old 09-16-2012, 02:11 AM   #2
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Basically, if I let a bottle just sit in the fridge, I get about an inch of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Is this normal? There's no "off" tastes, but it is very watery.

Thoughts?
Wow, this is a commercial brew? I wouldn't say that's normal!
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:36 AM   #3
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Wow, this is a commercial brew? I wouldn't say that's normal!
Yeah, it's pretty nasty looking. Some chunks are pretty big too.

 
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:47 AM   #4
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Yeah, it's pretty nasty looking. Some chunks are pretty big too.
Loser from Elysian was chunky too. Lots of hop material got bottled in that batch. Still a very tasty beer. Haven't had the Night Owl yet.

 
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:46 PM   #5
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I've actually had a commercial beer that was bad. A friend brought over a sixpack, he had one of them previously and said it was horrible, I opened one and tried it, it tasted fine, drank it all. Another friend opened another one, he's like "Man, this tastes weird" I took a sip and the first sip tasted like water, took another sip and it tasted HORRIBLE. Harsh and bitter, almost had a perfume smell too it, really thin like water and horrible tasting. No idea how it was bad like that, I guess bacteria?

 
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:41 PM   #6
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Night Owl was very good when I bought it, I enjoyed it a lot more than other pumpkin beers this season. I think you bought a bad batch. Or maybe I bought an abnormally good one?
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:27 PM   #7
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Never heard back from the brewery. Ended up giving the 6-pack to a friend who didn't seem to mind trub in the bottle. I asked at a bottle shop and they said sometimes there's floaters but my batch sounded excessive.

 
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