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esters and phenols, what is the difference?

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kaconga

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I was talking with my wife about a hefe we made and she mentions the nice clove smell. She asked if it was an ester and I told her I thought it was a phenol. So what is the difference? Was I correct?
 
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Thanks a ton guys. I haven't finished the study on phenols but it looks really interesting. Especially since chlorophenols have such a low taste threshold. I didn't even have time to glance at the esters link yet.
 
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