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Old 06-23-2011, 11:39 AM   #1301
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The salty taste thing drives me crazy my older brother has had probably 12 of my beers everything from a stout to a pale ale and he always says they are too salty but he is also a bmc only drinker

 
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:56 AM   #1302
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One guy that I just don't give beer to anymore says all my beer tastes like it has a licorice taste to it.
I think people taste with their sight before the glass even touches their lips witch is a shame because most of the time I hear,"this is going to be strong isn't it?"
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:29 PM   #1303
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The soy sauce thing interests me. SWMBO was helping me bottle my hefty Scottish braggot this past weekend, and she said it smelled like soy sauce. I didn't smell or taste anything like soy sauce with it. She also said while cleaning the stove/oven yesterday that it smelled like soy sauce too. So, is there something wrong with my beer, my stove or my SWMBO?
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:49 PM   #1304
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Don't take offense when people say they sense a particular thing and it is not a desired perception of the beer, its just what they personally thought of when they sensed it. Sensory description can be really difficult for the untrained and part of it is simply having the right vocabulary to describe what they think they sense. Training level aside, it doesn't mean its necessarily the best descriptor but it doesn't mean they are wrong either. They are simply telling you what they think they sense. Additionally it is possible for beer/spirits at least to gain a soy sauce flavor if certain fungus has its way, such as what grows on/in some barrels. I can imagine some dark beers could conjure a soy sauce perception but is also possible to be sensed as part of a legitimate flaw.

 
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:53 PM   #1305
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The soy sauce thing interests me. SWMBO was helping me bottle my hefty Scottish braggot this past weekend, and she said it smelled like soy sauce. I didn't smell or taste anything like soy sauce with it. She also said while cleaning the stove/oven yesterday that it smelled like soy sauce too. So, is there something wrong with my beer, my stove or my SWMBO?
Maybe she really likes soy sauce and smells it every where she goes?

 
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:37 PM   #1306
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I'm still perplexed by the salt thing. After years in the restaurant industry I would like to think my pallet is trained well. Salt is just not something I can figure out when there is none. I tried my damnedest to quiz my friend to find out what he was really tasting so I knew what might have happened to the beer. best I could come up with was since he ate dinner before hand that his pallet was skewed from food or he was crazy. The other test subjects thought he was crazy. LoL.

Still though I would like to find out why some people taste salt when there is none. It's rare but as this thread can attest, it happens still.
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:23 AM   #1307
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Still though I would like to find out why some people taste salt when there is none. It's rare but as this thread can attest, it happens still.
Are you sure there is none? There was 0 salt in the water and 0 salt in the grains when the beer was made?

 
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:37 AM   #1308
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Are you sure there is none? There was 0 salt in the water and 0 salt in the grains when the beer was made?
Yes. And to humor your extreme devils advocateness, I can also safely say that any microlevels of salt or salt derivatives would not be detectable over the level of hops in an imperial red... Nor the malt flavor. As I use distilled water the only way salt could enter anyway would be through if somehow my grains, hops, or yeast were salted by manual process.

But to further my previous post... It could be possible that the people that taste salt could very well have a sensitivity to esters or smells that relate to salt but can be present without any salt. Or maybe just crazy... But probably just untrained in describing what they taste as another person posted above.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:01 PM   #1309
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some highly-hopped beers taste salty to me.

maharaja comes to mind
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:33 PM   #1310
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Salty marijuana? You need a new dealer, moto

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