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Old 01-26-2013, 09:18 PM   #11
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I recently made an English Mild, the hops were fuggles, 2.25 oz at 15 minutes, the only hop addition (hopburst). I taste a faint, but noticible, soapy flavor. I thought it was oxidation at first. But I strongly suspect the fuggles. The hops definitely were not very fresh, so that may be a factor.

The commercial beer I had definitely had something from the hallertauer family and was super soapy. It was a challenge to drink.

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Old 01-26-2013, 09:54 PM   #12
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when I was growing up, I had my mouth washed out with dish soap A LOT. my wife thinks I'm OCD with the rinsing. but one style that consistently tastes like soap to me is Hefeweizen. it might me the examples I've tried, but it'll sure put a guy off trying a pale wheat. never had a problem with Dunkelweizen, Wits, Lambics, or Weizenbocks though.
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