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Infected Peruvian Morning

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by WITTBEER, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (400) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    maybe next years peruvian morning they should call it tart side of the peruvian moon, and just say it was infected on purpose like Vivant did with their happy accident sour stout.
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  2. CMB2012

    CMB2012 Aficionado (245) Illinois Nov 26, 2008

    Or, how about Peruvian Morning Mystery Stout - Maybe it's infected, maybe it's not. Buy some for yourself to find out! But seriously of the two four packs that I have bought this year I have only had one that may even be considered suspicious. My palate was already fatigued at this point and it really just tasted uneven, like the coffee was fading and the bourbon/barrel characteristics were becoming more prominent. Not sour in an infected way, more of an alcohol twang.
  3. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (380) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    at least ~$75 in PM this year alone? impressive, sir.
  4. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (380) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    its like those bags of skittles / starbursts / jelly beans with the mystery flavor. I always assume someone produced too much of a bad flavor, and to fool consumers into thinking its new and exciting, they label it mystery. I say this, because mystery flavors always suck. But, i would welcome infected PM (if it does in fact exist this year; I have yet to come across it)
  5. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (400) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    Way off topic but airheads white mystery is all other airheads left over from the line blended together and not colored. Hot tamales are all the left over mike and Ike's, dyed and flavored.
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  6. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (380) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    I wasn't surprised that you knew that, but had to google it for my own good. Folks, he isn't lying.
  7. 71gto

    71gto Savant (270) Illinois Jun 3, 2009

    I had another bottle from yet another 4 pack that I bought from a completely separate store and yet again tasted perfect.
  8. incutrav

    incutrav Savant (315) Minnesota Jan 16, 2007

    What a bummer. Hopefully they dont say screw it and just stop brewing Peruvian all together. I cant imagine they can afford to be sending out checks, giving away free bottles as credit again this year.

    Isnt the Bourbon stout aged in the same barrels? If so, those bottles never have had a known infection. I gotta believe the coffee has something to do with it, as I posted earlier in this thread.
  9. Seven999

    Seven999 Aficionado (100) Illinois Oct 18, 2010

    Yeah, I'm hoping that we never see the end of Peruvian Morning, too. Infected bottle or not, the stuff is just so damn good...
  10. BrianBo

    BrianBo Aficionado (125) Illinois Feb 2, 2012

    The entire four pack I picked up from Binnys on Clark street had a total of one good beer in it. I'm done picking any more up for the year.
  11. ravot

    ravot Savant (435) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    another bottle for me and tasting mighty fine.
    [​IMG]
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  12. 71gto

    71gto Savant (270) Illinois Jun 3, 2009

    I might actually cry
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  13. I drank the 3rd bottle out of my 4-pack last night and had something similar. My first two were great but this one was different. Still had coffee and bourbon, but there was a sour twist.
  14. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (395) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010

    O'so puts the hop cones in LM by hand....
  15. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Advocate (545) Illinois Nov 26, 2011

    I think I had my first "suspicious" PM last night. I purchased two four packs and this is the first bottle that did not taste like the others. Not to say it was undrinkable but definitely not the flavors I was accustomed to from the previous bottles that I liked so much.
  16. I've heard that, but we've seen several bottles with more than 1 or 2 in them. Unless they have a a smart ass employee doing that purposely every so many bottles or something. The carbonation on LM is always hit or miss too. I know there is a ton of hop oil in the brew so its not going to be very carbonated but it is just so hit or miss, I don't think they have a good quality control system in place because they are so small. Anyways, I still by the beer, but my point is that I've never seen quality control problems with CW like I have with other breweries such as O'so.
  17. I've heard that, but we've seen several bottles with more than 1 or 2 in them. Unless they have a a smart ass employee doing that purposely every so many bottles or something. The carbonation on LM is always hit or miss too. I know there is a ton of hop oil in the brew so its not going to be very carbonated but it is just so hit or miss, I don't think they have a good quality control system in place because they are so small. Anyways, I still by the beer, but my point is that I've never seen quality control problems with CW like I have with other breweries such as O'so.
  18. Larrygto

    Larrygto Aficionado (210) Arizona May 28, 2012

    I had one the other day that tasted off too.
  19. ColdOne

    ColdOne Savant (285) New York Jan 19, 2013

    The silver lining here: I'm going to get on my horse and drink up the rest of mine. No more waiting for just the right moment.

    Live in the present.

    Be here now.

    Bottom's up!
  20. MarkFy

    MarkFy Savant (280) Illinois Dec 18, 2009

    Same. Just picked up a new 4-pack today in Chicagoland and can confirm the off/odd tartness compared to my previous 4-pack.
  21. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (400) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    anyone know if there were multiple batches? It sure seemed like it sure hit chicago distribution in two waves.
  22. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (435) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    [​IMG]
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  23. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    Anyone heard back from Central Waters yet? I hope they are aware and are planning on a corrective action plan.

    Also, anyone notice any odd flavors with Cherry Stout, Barleywine, or regular BBS? Curious if this is limited to PM and why?
  24. Vav

    Vav Savant (485) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    If true, this is honestly the coolest thing i've ever read here.
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  25. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (395) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010

    Popped a couple cuz of this thread damn you BA no infection to speak of at least it wasn't a waste because I got to enjoy them. Btw I've had infected Peruvian morning before defiantly not it.
  26. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (395) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010

  27. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Savant (310) Michigan Dec 9, 2008

    [​IMG]

    Sooo confused right now....:confused:
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  28. jjheinrichs

    jjheinrichs Savant (370) Wisconsin Apr 13, 2010

    Let me know if the hot tamales are infected. I bought a whole case - and if they are, I'm never buying candy from JustBorn again.
  29. I've had a lot of PM this year, probably 12 bottles or so, and just had my first infected bottle. Definite cheese/butter smell. Oh well. Still, one of my favorite seasonals.
  30. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Advocate (695) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010

    Bought four 4-packs, have one for aging, probably pull it out and drink it now. Have yet to have an infected one, seems to be a one of bottle in random four packs?
  31. foobula

    foobula Savant (330) Illinois Dec 14, 2009

    Had my first 2013 PM last night. Got coffee & bourbon out of it, which was a huge improvement over last year's. Also got a tart nose & a little tartness in the taste, but I won't call it infection. To me it just seemed like a property of the base beer, maybe a quality of the yeast. It's a decent beer, but think I prefer the BBS and BBBW.
    [​IMG]

    Currently enjoying a 2011 BCS Coffee, which puts all other coffee beers to shame.
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  32. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (360) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    Ha, I thought I was a bit crazy for picking up the slightest of slightest hint of tartness to it. I thought maybe it was just last year's placebo creeping in for me, heh. The BBBW, at least this year's, is definitely my favorite of the trio, but I'd definitely put Peruvian Morning over the stout. It's not a distant third or anything, but ya know, opinions and all that jazz.
  33. foobula

    foobula Savant (330) Illinois Dec 14, 2009

    Yeah, I hear ya. I was trying really hard to like it, and to not judge it on last year's. But once you get that idea of PM = tart sourness, it's hard to overlook once you detect it again. I actually haven't had this year's BBBW yet but last year's is drinking incredibly. And thoroughly enjoyed this year's BBS on draft.
  34. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (360) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    I tried to hold onto a 2012 BBBW for comparison, but ended up opening it just a few weeks before this year's dropped (did the same with the BBS as well actually). 2013 BBBW is drinking GREAT right now, interested to see what age will do to it, loved it with about a year on it.
  35. BobCobb

    BobCobb Savant (345) Illinois Jul 10, 2012

    Any word yet from CW? Just got notice from the fiancee that one she just opened back home is tart and is not enjoying it, whereas she loved the first few.
  36. Lognar

    Lognar Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 10, 2012

    Nothing yet for me.
  37. Benish

    Benish Savant (460) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2013

    Had one last night; tasted great!
  38. TheSSG

    TheSSG Savant (380) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    I just tried my second bottle, after having picked some out when they first came out.

    All is well for mine.
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  39. atomic

    atomic Savant (415) Illinois Sep 22, 2009

    Having my first bottle ever, definitely tasting some tartness. Lots of coffee in the nose but I'm not tasting as much of it as I expected. Thinking this bottle is bad. Not a drainpour though, but still not the "standing shoulder to shoulder with KBS" beer I was expecting.
  40. BeerMeFitz

    BeerMeFitz Savant (320) Illinois Oct 24, 2011

    We had a fresh bottle of PM last night at a tasting and we agreed something is not right! SO far I have only had 2 bad bottles from this new batch but the other 12 bottles were awesome!

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