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2017 SEQ Christmas Case Swap - Tasting thread

Discussion in 'Events, Meetups & Pub Crawls' started by earle, 3/12/17.

 

  1. madpierre06

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    Posted 24/12/17
    Sounds like a challenge :drinkingbeer:And a good excuse to neck a couple beers...hopefully I have a some PET ones left, I don't think I do. Is it usually only the PET that does it?
     
  2. Parks

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    Posted 24/12/17
    It really depends on where in the process it occurs. If it’s the whole batch then look at oxygen introduced toward the end of primary or in bottling.

    An individual bottle may have been the last bottle filled or something that managed extra O2. I’m really just guessing though.
     
  3. madpierre06

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    Posted 24/12/17
    Thanks mate...I got no PET left, will give a glass one a try tomorrow...or two glass ones tonight and tomorrow. The first and last bottles of any fill are always kept separate, and there was nothing out of the ordinary in any of my processes with this....ashley, given it's all glass, will just rty one and check for the characeristics you mentioned. Ones I've tried till now went down well, may have been a dodgy bottle...or cap. There'll be a glass one for youi at next BABBs.
     
  4. Parks

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    Posted 24/12/17
    I’ll share it with you
     
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    Posted 24/12/17
    12 - Imperial Porter

    Great beer! Notes of coffee, chocolate, even Tia Maria, and a nice alcohol warmth. Really enjoyed it.

    Nice one, Angus.

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    Posted 24/12/17
    mmmmm, one to drink, one to stash.
     
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  7. earle

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    Posted 25/12/17
    Had a few extras that I did in champagne bottles with extra priming sugar. Reckon the normal PET bottles are definitely good to go now.

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    Posted 26/12/17
    #3 is ready to go, highly recommend that decant straight to a jug or very large glass if possible, trub-like stuff not the most pleasan, thad to syphon off of 7L of sludge to bottle.
    Nice drop though.

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  9. Siderman

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    Posted 26/12/17
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    Had these few plus some more over the last day or two.
     
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    Posted 26/12/17
    2 and 15 were the battle of the saisons. Did prefer 15.

    9 was pretty delicious too.
     
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    Posted 26/12/17
    MP - I enjoyed what was left of your #3 the other afternoon - holy crap Batman, it was a gusher to be proud of!

    By the time I got the bottle over the railing to finish it's frothy extravaganza, there wasn't a heck of a lot remaining. Wasn't sure what it would do to the deck (corrode s/s nails, warp timber, leak down the steel stumps and eat the concrete foundations - no, I exaggerate a little there) but I did flush the foam off the timber with a bucket of water. Bloody waste of good foam though... (and good thing I was outside too!)

    But the PET held just fine! So dunno - double dosing at bottling time? But nice beer :cool:.
     
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    Posted 26/12/17
    23- winkles black buckwheat witbiere
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    Lovely tight head that lasted pretty Well. I’m not a huge fan of wheat beers so I was surprised to taste this, the wheat flavour was very weak and I’m not sure what grains has made the black colour but there’s a light chocolate malt type flavour there. Carbonation was light, overall a very nice easy drinking beer.
    Thanks Perry.
     
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    Posted 27/12/17
    15 @pcqypcqy - Christmas ale - no picture due to Christmas day drunkenedness
    Appearance: Brown/dark amber colour. Decentish head
    Aroma: General maltiness and a slight roast smell. Not picking up spice on the nose
    Flavour: Super malty and chewy beer. With a roast character there, not over powering or even that prominent. Not much spice as far as I can remember. Slight tartness to it.
    Mouthfeel: Very much a sipping beer. With a big malt character to it.
    Overall: Good malty beer. Though probably not the best for the hot summers day/afternoon that I drank it.
     
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    Posted 27/12/17
    18. Nickxb - imperial amber ale (rum)

    I know high ABV beers are sweeter but this literally tastes like someone poured honey into my beer. It’s got a nice flavour but maybe just needed more bitterness to carry it.

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    Posted 27/12/17
    17. Zorco - Multistrain Belgian

    I was hoping this was half as good as your last case swap beer, and I have to say it’s pretty pretty pretty pretty good (cue Larry David).

    The aroma combines the typical fruity Belgium esters with complex caramel nutty praline aroma.

    It’s warming and I know it’s got a high abv, but it’s hidden by the intensity of flavour. Lime marmalade comes through with a mild amount of spice.

    I’ve got six beers left and they’d have to be pretty bloody good to knock this out of the top 3.

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    When I popped my #3 in the fridge it looked like it was keen to get out f the bottle judging by the swelling of the lid. Upon opening it didn't gush but once poured it was definitely over carbonated and had a heap of suspended yeast that just wouldn't quit rising to the head then sinking again - was quite amazing that it kept it up for at least 10 minutes. No3.JPG
     
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    Posted 27/12/17
    #22 Pilsner/Belgian Ale (couple of weeks to carb)

    Opened the second one this afternoon, and maybe I just don't like Belgian Ales! Both mine were cloudy, flat and headless, and reminiscent of the beginners home-brews I was turning out in the 70's using powdered Brigalow kits in the heat of a Rockhampton summer. (That's not a good recollection either!)

    So was it a pilsner or a Belgian ale? The two would seem to be at opposite ends of the flavour spectrum. What was the yeast and the ferment temp?
     
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    I actually really enjoyed this beer.

    If you told me it was a traditional pilsner I would say get fucked. But if you told me it was the golden piss of a Buddhist Monk I would say **** yes!
     
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    I was charged with the designated driver duties for Xmas lunch so this beer was my reward when I got home. Another really enjoyable and dangerously sessionable beer.
     
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    Yeah, need Scott to get on here and explain it a bit, might help clarify what it's meant to be. I took it to be a belgian beer but using a high amount of pilsner malt as the base. Ignoring all of that, I liked it on overall impression.
     
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