Oak-Aged TREAT Infection

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by starrdogg, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. starrdogg

    starrdogg Advocate (615) District of Columbia Jun 21, 2010 Verified

    Some friends and I did a big pumpkin beer tasting on Saturday night and the Oak-Aged TREAT (2012 batch) was supposed to be the crown jewel of the tasting. Unfortunately, the beer is infected. It has that green apple/vinegar thing going on, and appears that some wild yeast had gotten in there. I emailed the brewery and they confirmed the infection. Don't trade for this one!
  2. stakem

    stakem Champion (915) Pennsylvania Feb 20, 2009 Verified

    I opened a bottle this evening and after having about half a glass, I am about to drain pour the rest. I dont get green apple/vinegar, I get more of a sour cherry tang that is quite vinous and fruity.

    I found this thread after the fact by searching to see if anyone else has experienced this. Sucks... I have 2 more bottles that i was going to share with different groups of friends.
  3. stakem

    stakem Champion (915) Pennsylvania Feb 20, 2009 Verified

    Care to share the context of the email? Im curious if this is a batch-wide case (IE: they blended before bottling) or an isolated event. Reason I ask is I checked my other bottles and all 3 have different best by markings on their label.
  4. starrdogg

    starrdogg Advocate (615) District of Columbia Jun 21, 2010 Verified

    All they said was "Yes, we did discover that as well. So sorry that you were purchased one of these bottles." They then asked for my address to send me a t-shirt.
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  5. raveskdr

    raveskdr Savant (425) Virginia Oct 10, 2009 Verified

    Does it say "I traded half my cellar for the white whale of pumpkin beers, it was infected, and all I got was this lousy T-shirt"?
  6. ^My buddy who emailed them about a bad bottle of Berserker we opened received a t-shirt that said "Freeloader" on it.
  7. Bad bottle of Berserker???? :( Which vintage?
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  8. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Aficionado (220) Kansas Feb 26, 2012

    I forgot about this. I just picked up 3 bottles. Haven't tried them yet. So has anyone had any bottles of the 2012 vintage that weren't infected?
  9. davey

    davey Savant (330) Illinois Aug 18, 2006 Verified

    Son of a bitch, don't tell me 12 is bad! I'm gonna choke somebody.
  10. Ungertaker

    Ungertaker Advocate (515) Minnesota Apr 30, 2010

    $&!#*!!! A good trading buddy has a bottle for me that I have been drooling over for a while. I really hope it is not infected!
  11. Looking at the reviews on BA - the first 10 reviews are all the 2012 Vintage and no one notes an infection. I wouldn't worry too much.
  12. hiphopj5

    hiphopj5 Savant (415) Colorado Jan 29, 2010

    I had a 2012 Berserker a few weeks back and tasted no signs of infection. One of the most complex BA Stouts I've ever had. :)
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  13. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Aficionado (220) Kansas Feb 26, 2012

    I had berserker too it was great. I have no indication any 2012 berserkers were bad. I'm wondering about oak aged treat.
  14. immobilisme

    immobilisme Savant (400) Illinois Nov 8, 2005

    It looks like there are only 2 (maybe just 1) reviews of 2012 Oak-Aged TREAT... you may be looking at reviews of the regular version.
  15. stakem

    stakem Champion (915) Pennsylvania Feb 20, 2009 Verified

    Disregard my previous comment if you saw it. I had to search back through my trade history and my bottle was 2012 and it was bad.

    I opened a second bottle last night with a different notch cut out on the best by part of the label and it was jus as bad as the first one i opened. I dont have high hopes for the last bottle.

    I emailed them last week asking if its a problem across the board or if any of the different label markings were possibly good. I got no reply.
  16. pimpmyporter

    pimpmyporter Aficionado (170) Ohio Nov 22, 2005

    I've had two bottles of OA Treat, that I picked up from the brewery in late August, and I can confirm they were infected. Not horrible, but certainly not the awesome beer I've had in previous batches. I have a third bottle still sitting in the fridge.
  17. I was referring to Berserker, no Oak Aged TREAT. the topic kind of shifted in this thread from TREAT to Beserker. Sorry for the confusion.
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  18. immobilisme

    immobilisme Savant (400) Illinois Nov 8, 2005

    Oops! Carry on.
  19. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Aficionado (220) Kansas Feb 26, 2012

    I just tried oak aged treat. It's infected too. I haven't heard anyone say they had this years that wasn't infected. Buy at your own risk.
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  20. danfinegan3

    danfinegan3 Aficionado (195) Florida May 5, 2010 Subscriber

    Another infected one for me too. Was warned about possible infection from
    The trade partner in advance but thought it was worth the risk. It wasnt
  21. BrewBoone

    BrewBoone Aficionado (165) Alaska Jun 29, 2008

    2012 Oaked Infected for sure
  22. Had 2 bottles. First was fine, close to release, 2nd more recently was infected. Very disappointing.
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