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Oak-Aged TREAT Infection

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

  1. starrdogg

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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"?
     
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    ^My buddy who emailed them about a bad bottle of Berserker we opened received a t-shirt that said "Freeloader" on it.
     
  7. TheSevenDuffs

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    Bad bottle of Berserker???? :( Which vintage?
     
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    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

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

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    $&!#*!!! 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. TheSevenDuffs

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    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.
     
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    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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    I had berserker too it was great. I have no indication any 2012 berserkers were bad. I'm wondering about oak aged treat.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    Oops! Carry on.
     
  19. yojimbo1

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    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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    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
     
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    2012 Oaked Infected for sure
     
  22. dsgolovin

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    Had 2 bottles. First was fine, close to release, 2nd more recently was infected. Very disappointing.
     
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