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Old 06-23-2008, 11:35 AM   #1
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Yesterday, I went to a local brewpub for the first time. I tried the seasonal Belgian Wit. It smelled and tasted strongly of Parmesan cheese. It was awful.

Could this be right? Or was something wrong with the beer? I've only tried a few Wits, and none of them tasted anything like this.

The bartender was completely clueless and unhelpful, which was very disappointing. Her exact words were, "Whatever it tastes like, that's what it should taste like." LOL thanks! It was clear that she had never even tasted the beer or possibly any of the beers and didn't care to. Weird.

I'm no beer expert, but this stuff didn't taste right to me.

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Old 06-23-2008, 11:38 AM   #2
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Sounds like it could be dirty tap lines.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:47 AM   #3
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That is what I was thinking - some kind of infection. I mean, cheese = mold, right? I wonder if it is just in the line, or if it has worked its way back in to the holding tank... ewww.

 
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:05 PM   #4
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Try it with the spaghetti!

Seriously, there should be NO parmesan flavor in any Wit.

 
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:48 PM   #5
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Yeah, that's not right. Did you drink it or send it back?
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:21 PM   #6
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I sent it back as I was pretty sure something was wrong.

Honestly I didn't like any of the beer they were brewing there and I tried almost all of them. The Wit was the only one that was clearly out of bounds, but if I had to guess I would say that they are having problems across the board at this place which is a shame. The worst part was the apparent apathy of the bartender though. That sealed the deal for me - I'll never go back.

I can contrast this with spending the day at Flying Dog where although some were not my cup of tea, none of the beer tasted bad. I even enjoyed a glass of Flying Dog's Double Pale Ale (90 IBU GOOD LORD) and I'm not a hop-head at all.

 
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:32 PM   #7
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Which brewpub? Growlers???? Surely not DFH? :0

Ah just spotted the URL. Nevermind.
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I'd take two minutes and send them a note.

http://www.barleyandhops.net/contact.htm

They ought to know if their servers aren't providing good service, and maybe they'll do something nice for you to make up for the experience. Can't hurt.
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:52 PM   #9
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Yes, I was planning on it. I just wanted to double check here first to make sure I wasn't crazy.

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