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Old 06-13-2008, 01:25 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, a few days ago i was at the pub and had a brown ale, dont recall hte brand, but i do remember it had a distinct taste of cough syrup to it. it was pretty f-ing nasty but i was pretty nasty f-ed so i didnt know what was going on.

what was wrong with this beer? was it infected? did the brewery do something wrong during its creation? how do i advoid this at home?


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Old 06-13-2008, 01:28 AM   #2
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It could be infected but some of the higher alcohols "fusels" as well as some of the stuff created by vinegar bacteria can create a cough syrupy taste. but Id assume higher alcohols Ive had this problem with mead that needs a decade or two to mellow out. phenols created by brettanomyces can create a mediciney flavor too, but thats usually more of a band aid flavor than a cough syrup flavor.

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Old 06-13-2008, 05:19 PM   #3
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I think they gave you a can of Moxie instead.

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