can I get a tastebud transplant?

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Zymurgrafi

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Because I would love more stable tastebuds!

I have been noticing lately that depending on the day or hour, or what have you my beer (or even commercial beers) taste different. Different in a bad way!

My Pale ale as an example. Some days it tastes pretty darn good; a few flaws, but enjoyable. Then there are times when I think it is undrinkable. Example a few days ago. I tried my APA and thought it was awful, after enjoying it the day prior. I then tried a bottle of SNPA as a comparison. It too was pretty bad.

Bitter in a not good way. Coincidence?

Anyone else experience this?
 

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I have noticed that beer/coffee etc all taste differently if I eat/drink different things before hand.

-Will
 
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I bet it's got something to do with all of those damn vegemetables you eat. EAT SOME MEAT, DAMMIT!
Well that would probably solve the problem Bird. Everyone knows carnivores have no taste!


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Well that would probably solve the problem Bird. Everyone knows carnivores have no taste!
I find carnivores rather tough and overly gamy.
 

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I've noticed that my allergy medication (Allegra) really changes my perception of taste.
 

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Try cleansing your palate with some lemon sorbet, or eat some cheese with your beer. Some things are best tasted together.
 

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smoiking, certain foods, medications etc can all affect your pallet.

have you ever had a stout with Humus? ough.
 
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Non-smoker. I've tried palate cleansing. Sometimes they taste-buds just ain't happy no matter what.

Guess it could be meds interaction. I'll have to check the side-effects again.

Kind of :off: Sucky thing is I love beer and I love hot spicy foods, but I inherited GERD. :(

Neither of which are good for it. Ah well, I'll have another pint!

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Food changes beer tastes for me drasticly. I very rarely eat and drink beer at the same time. Usually just have a coke with dinner and beer before and after.

Mike
 

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I've been on the generic version for years and I've always thought the same thing.

/very bad allergies
//especially to grasses
Yeah, me too. Fexofenadine. Mold, grass, dust, pollen, cats, dogs, everything gets me. And I have cats and a dog. :eek:
 

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I bet it's got something to do with all of those damn vegemetables you eat.
I was going to say the same thing!

You just need a bacon sorbet to cleanse the palate before drinking! :D

Hey, Zymurgrafi, did you grab your DDBC pint glass when you left? I forgot to remind everyone to take them home with them.
 

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I understand where you are coming from. My perceptions of flavor change wildly. One way I have noticed it changing in regards to beer is my perception of sweet, malty and bitter. One day I will try an IPA I brewed and it will seem lacking in hop flavor. Next day I open another bottle of it and it is taste adequately hopped. Last year I brewed really malty brown ale. Some days I could hardly taste the malt. I bought a pack of Avery’s Brown ale, which is pretty malty, and I experienced the same. That was when I realized it was me. And I’ve done the palate cleansing thing, as well (and I don’t smoke). When it is on, I amaze people. Because of this I never do tasting notes on my recipes until almost all the beer is gone.
 
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I was going to say the same thing!

You just need a bacon sorbet to cleanse the palate before drinking! :D

Hey, Zymurgrafi, did you grab your DDBC pint glass when you left? I forgot to remind everyone to take them home with them.
Oh man, you mean you were givin' out pints? Nope, didn't take one. Bummer.

I'll have a beer sorbet you can eat the bacon. :D
 

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I notice the same thing, not just my beers but also commercial beers. Without going Wikipedia , I'm pretty sure your taste buds go through phases of sensitivity, when cells are being replaced. Aroma too, I had an Ommegang Hennepin at a restaurant one weekend and the phenolics were vastly pronounced, then the next weekend at a barbecue, I could hardly detect them. Obviously batch differences in a bottle conditioned beer could be the reason, but it was night and day.
 
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