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Off batch of Yeti?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by sprucetip, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. sprucetip

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    I love Yeti in all its incarnations, and will not (yet) be dissuaded from procuring it whenever possible. It ranks up there with Abyss, Darkness, BCS, Expedition, KBS/CBS, Berzerker and so on as one of my favorite versions of one of my favorite styles. But the Oak Aged Yeti, bottled on 9-11-12, was drain pour nasty, and I am not a drain pour kind of guy. It was not infected, but it exhumed excruciatingly harsh black-patent astringency and bitterness. We could taste nothing else. My brother and I could not finish a bomber of it. Not even close. Anyone else notice this? We had had a Belgian Yeti a few days before and it was glorious.

    Again, I suspect this to be an aberration, and won't hesitate to score more Yeti (with a different bottled on date) in the future. But curious if anyone else had noticed this.
     
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    I've had 2 bottles with the same date, and finished both like a boss.

    Sorry, can't confirm your experience.
    Have 2 more bottled on 9/11/12 & 1 bottled on 9/18/12 in cellar.
     
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    Give them feedback directly. That's the best thing you can do as a consumer so they can look back and analyze in their process what might have happened and to prevent it in the future.
     
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    Maybe try another bottle with the same bottle date before though just to make sure..
     
  6. sprucetip

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    Thanks for the input. I have no interest in dissing on Great Divide or anything like that, just curious. I'm not pissed or anything, just curious. As a home brewer, I understand that replication is challenging, even for the pro's.
     
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    Top 5 beer for me right there, had one from (i believe) same bottle date, twas fine.
     
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    I recently drained poured a bottle as well. Tasted like burnt caramal and not in a good way.
     
  9. sprucetip

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    our bottles shared the burnt characteristic. But mine was so burnt that I didn't get the caramel....
     
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    The funny thing was we did a blind tasting and when the bag came off I was shocked.
     
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    Someone is losing their job. :(
     
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