Infected Peruvian Morning

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

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  1. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    I have a couple four packs as well... Some of my favorite sours are accidents (Boulevard Impy Stout Batch 2,nom nom).
  2. PDZ

    PDZ Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 Illinois
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    wait you guys are still drinkin non-infected? noobs. bet you fully cook your thanksgiving turkeys too
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  3. Seven999

    Seven999 Initiate (10) Oct 18, 2010 Illinois
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    I opened a Peruvian Morning tonight and it was definitely infected. Pretty prominent sour smell and taste (I had another person confirm it for me just to make sure I wasn't crazy). It's been my only infected bottle out of 5 I've opened so far - I have 7 more to open, hopefully no more will be infected.
  4. darklordlager

    darklordlager Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2008 Wisconsin

    Was this 2012 or this years? (2013)
  5. Seven999

    Seven999 Initiate (10) Oct 18, 2010 Illinois
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    It was this years', 2013, for sure. I finished all my 2012 PM last spring.
  6. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,480) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Good lord, someone please kill this thread. It passed its half-life of usefulness months ago.
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  7. JohnfromPurdue

    JohnfromPurdue Initiate (90) Apr 27, 2009 Wisconsin
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    This thread is less than a month old :confused:
  8. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,480) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    I stupidly made my own point, I thought this was the old thread that's been going on since 1998 & continues to confuse people. Including, evidently, me.
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  9. maximthegreat

    maximthegreat Initiate (190) Feb 13, 2013 Illinois
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    Well the same thing happened to me. I've had at least 20 bottles this year without problems, but finally got a bad 4 pack and had to drain pour them. They were undrinkable.
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  10. smurfbeer

    smurfbeer Initiate (110) Jan 3, 2008 Wisconsin
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    Just opened my 17th bottle from the latest release. Once again, simply amazing!
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  11. Synergy87

    Synergy87 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2012 Wisconsin

    I've never had quality control problems with CW, I wish I could say the same for O'so *cough* Lupulin maximus *cough*
  12. jmdarcy

    jmdarcy Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2010 Connecticut
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    I had a bottle that was infected last summer and it was really good. I have never had one that was non-infected but for me I bet it's amazing either way. Wish I could get my hands on more.
  13. incutrav

    incutrav Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2007 Minnesota

    Is there something that coffee does to beer that makes it prone to infection?
    I have had so many infected coffee brews over the last couple years. 95% of them are fine, but I have had DH Perkulator, Great River Redband, Peruvian Morning, Furthermore Oscura-all have had sour bottles/cans.
  14. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    I'm done with CW. More for you guys, I know.

    I took another chance and traded for some of this years PM, all 4 bottles are infected and drained poured. This fucking sucks

    I still have 8 more bottles of 2012 in my cellar if anyone likes infected PM let me know
  15. WolfKeeper

    WolfKeeper Initiate (0) Jun 17, 2007 Illinois

    Weird. All of my LMs have been fine. And tasty.
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  16. Synergy87

    Synergy87 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2012 Wisconsin

    Always tasty but the carbonation varies a ton, and sometimes I've seen 4 hop cones in one bottle lol. O'so has CW's old equipment.
  17. strangebrew321

    strangebrew321 Disciple (313) Feb 18, 2009 Indiana
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    I've been noticing strange flavors in my 2013 PM as of late. Slightly bitter with notes of sour cherry. This beer was so damn delicious when it first came out. Fingers crossed......
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  18. sherm1016

    sherm1016 Initiate (196) Aug 10, 2009 Wisconsin
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    Had a bottle at Bacchus in MKE the other night. Delicious, no off flavors that I noticed.
  19. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Just cracked one this morning. Tasted good as ever.
  20. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    Have been drinking um rather quickly just in case.... But todays and yesterday were as world class as ever! I see no signs of anything except a ever so slight coffee fade but I mean SLIGHT:slight_smile:
  21. ZackH

    ZackH Aspirant (284) Oct 14, 2008 Illinois

    I had three bottles that were great, then opened a bottle last night that was definitely infected. Very sour smell and taste.
  22. BrianBo

    BrianBo Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2012 Illinois
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    I've had two bottles like this now, not from the same four pack. I did notice that both cases had issues where the bottles were stuck to the cardboard as if something wet/sticky had gotten on the case and nearly glued it inside. I've had three other bottles that were perfectly fine across both of those four packs. Those other three bottles were fantastic.
  23. atone315

    atone315 Savant (933) Oct 8, 2008 Wisconsin
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    I believe the sticky labels are due to their new labeling machine....I had a bunch of PM and BBBW that had the same label issues.
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  24. Lognar

    Lognar Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2012 Illinois

    Just opened one and it was definitely infected. Tons of head. The nose smelled antiseptic. The taste was void of any coffee or bourbon and was nothing but sour and a hint of something medicinal. I bought two bottles of the 2013. I drank one on 2/25 and it was great, but this one tonight was one of the worst things I've ever tasted.
  25. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    Don't shake it :-)
  26. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Has anyone notified CW of their issues? What have they said?
  27. 71gto

    71gto Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2009 Illinois
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    I'll trade you for two 2011 PMs...
  28. Lognar

    Lognar Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2012 Illinois

    Just sent an email. I'll post if I get a substantive reply.
  29. Seven999

    Seven999 Initiate (10) Oct 18, 2010 Illinois
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    I just opened another bottle from the 4-pack that had the infected beer I posted about a couple days back. Sure enough, this one is infected too. It's not as far along in the infection, it seems like, but definitely is (sour nose, sour and tart taste, that hides most of the bourbon and coffee). Also confirmed by another person to make sure I wasn't crazy, again.

    I will say, though, that this one actually tastes pretty good. It's not as good as the original version, but it's kind of an interesting twist. The one previously, that seemed more infected, was too far along to be good, it seems like.
  30. Seven999

    Seven999 Initiate (10) Oct 18, 2010 Illinois
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    Did you happen to direct them over to this thread, too? If not, I'll send an email to them with a link.
  31. Lognar

    Lognar Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2012 Illinois

    *facepalm* I didn't think of it. Thanks for thinking of it though, and for sending an extra email.
  32. Seven999

    Seven999 Initiate (10) Oct 18, 2010 Illinois
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    No worries, I sent them a contact with a link to the thread. :slight_smile:
  33. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois


    I'll be opening my first bottle in the next few days. Hoping it's non-infected, because I've yet to have non-infected PM, ever.
  34. WolfKeeper

    WolfKeeper Initiate (0) Jun 17, 2007 Illinois

    Had one tonight, I don't think it was infected in any way, but my palate sucks. I can't tell if it's the coffee being bitter or I'm getting a little sourness. I had PM on tap at the O'So Taphouse the week after the CW anniversary party, and that tasted sweeter.

    My wife makes me drink a lot of Jolly Pumpkin, so I'm accustomed to sour.
  35. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    I'd imagine you should be fine, as this seems much less widespread than last year. Here's hoping I don't have to eat my words about that...

    Thankfully I haven't had a single one that's been even the tiniest bit "off" yet, and I've had quite a few. 2012 really doesn't need to repeat itself.
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  36. sbxx

    sbxx Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2011 Illinois

    Maybe I'm a cold, unforgiving bastard, but if I ever had to return a case of beer, it's safe to say that's the last time I'd ever do business with that brewery.
  37. jjheinrichs

    jjheinrichs Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    So you'd never buy from deschutes, midnight sun, lost abbey, great divide, etc. again?
  38. sbxx

    sbxx Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2011 Illinois

    I've never had to return a case of any of those.
  39. cmsteele62

    cmsteele62 Initiate (132) Nov 24, 2010 Illinois

    Add me to the list, I opened a bottle last night that had a somewhat sour taste to it. The coffee and bourbon were still there, but it had an odd tartness to it.
  40. nickMB

    nickMB Disciple (310) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    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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