Off-taste: Tyranena Who's Your Daddy? :(

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by psychotia, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. psychotia

    psychotia Jun 27, 2009 Minnesota

    Before I get torched, this is not a "omg it's all infected" thread.

    I opened my first (& second to last, thankfully) bottle of this tonight, to find a sour, tart nose overpowering most everything else (cue flashback: last year's Peruvian Morning). It carries over into the taste somewhat, giving a slightly vegetal and tart taste, with a thinner mouthfeel. I do hope this is isolated, but I'd like to hear other experiences. Please chime in!
     
  2. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    Cue Tim and Eric......all the beer is poison, all the beer is poison.

    Did you try another bottle? Was it one isolated bottle or the whole four pack? Sometimes strong oak can come off as sour to some folk.
     
  3. maximum12

    maximum12 Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Different experience for us.

    We had bottles right away & they were simply divine.

    We each popped another last weekend & it was...changed. Still roasty, but the bourbon was almost gone, & the body was indeed thinner.

    There's something going on, but I'm not sure what it is. But I won't let our last two bottles sit any longer.
     
  4. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    Bottles I had (incl one maybe 3 week ago) were not infected but precariously thin.
     
  5. Wisconsinality

    Wisconsinality Aug 15, 2009 Wisconsin

    There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.
     
    gpawned, DooshBagalow and Skye1024 like this.
  6. greg357

    greg357 Jun 18, 2010 Wisconsin

    There's a man with a beer over there, tellin' me I've got to beware...
     
  7. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Drank alot of this beer fresh. Loved it fresh. Havent had a bottle for a month or two. Maybe I better crack a bottle and report back, but I had no inclinking that this beer was infected. I hope that I find nothing but awesomeness when I crack another bottle because the tyranenna BGW series beers normally get better with some age. I can report back.
     
  8. jmarsh123

    jmarsh123 Mar 31, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    I just had one Wednesday and it was one of the best beers I've had in a while. I never had it super fresh to compare, but it drank great.
     
  9. jakethesnake9z9z

    jakethesnake9z9z Mar 5, 2009 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Last time I've probably had one was about a month ago, and it still had a great flavor then. I think it's held up very well so far - even if it's not built for extended aging, I'll still probably sit on a couple because I don't want my cellar to be without the Tyranena BB love.
     
    4DAloveofSTOUT likes this.
  10. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I have found that almost all tyranena barrel aged beers in the BGW series get nice a silky mouthfeel and remain very tasty with 8-12 months on a bottle. I got a 4pk of who's your daddy stashed away for later...I think it will be amazing soon:)
     
    jakethesnake9z9z likes this.
  11. thebigredone

    thebigredone Dec 19, 2011 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Drinking one as I type, definitely not the same beer as it was fresh. It may well be showing signs of infection, as there is an ever so slight cherry/off taste that certainly wasn't there in the last bottle I drank a couple months ago. Unfortunate, as I have a 4-pack left and I really enjoyed this beer and was looking forward to seeing how it developed.
     
  12. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I have 2 left in my cellar. I drank the first one right away and the second sometime in Nov; both were fantastic. Too bad I didn't see this about 30 min ago because I would have been curious enough to open one up. Drinking a milk stout for my last beer of the evening.
     
  13. jverdo1

    jverdo1 Apr 5, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I opened one tonight and to be honest - I think the BB taste has decreased and the beer is actually drinking alittle smoother now!
     
  14. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Reporting back as I drink a bottle now. The verdict...drink them immediately if you have any bottles. The nose has an obvious sour cherry note. The taste is starting to show some sour cherry. And this beer has gotten a bot thinner. As much as I hate to say it, but I think that the OP is right and he called it like it is...infection is starting in this beer.:eek::( Who's your daddy isnt aging like it should be; based on the several vintage BWG series beers from tyranenna that I have tried in the past. i was honestly looking forward to a silky and mellow version of this beer in about a years time, but I just dont see the beer going in that direction. Drink if you still got'em!
     
  15. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Drinking my final 2 bottles. I don't know if it is an infection; but the booze has decreased significantly. That said, I liked it much more fresh.

    Edit: The more I drink the more I think that it is more mellow and smooth. I don't think there is any sign of infection.
     
  16. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Looks like we can chalk it up to bottle variation.
     
  17. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    That or people being unsure of their palate and what infection is.
     
    RyanFindlay and Bay01 like this.
  18. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    True, just have to look at that Nightstalker infected? thread to make you wonder about this.
     
  19. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I've heard of one other similar experience. I opened one about 2 weeks ago to see if it was rampant, but my bottle was still sublime. Opening a couple more this weekend, will update if anything is off
     
  20. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    You coming Sat?
     
  21. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Finally cracked that bottle, eh?
     
  22. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    What going on this saturday!?! Gotta keep me in the loop!
     
  23. misterid

    misterid Apr 3, 2009 Wisconsin

    or being unaware that perception of tastes changes based on what you've eaten/drank previously

    "ZOMG I 8 GHOST PPR CHILLE'S 4 DNR N NOW M DRANKING A SNPA BUT DA HOPZ R GON! DRANEPORE!11!"
     
  24. Dactrius

    Dactrius Apr 23, 2012 Wisconsin
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I cracked one open tonight. It's nowhere near peruvian morning bad (I powered through 6 of those) but it's not nearly as good as it once was and has some definite off notes. It certainly seems like an infection to me, just a very slow moving one. I'm taking my last 3 out of the cellar and putting them in the fridge.

    Also, I'd like to apologize for extraing those in some trades...I didn't know.
     
  25. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    just cracked one, no sign of infection. 2 more ear marked for this weekend.
     
  26. thebigredone

    thebigredone Dec 19, 2011 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Just cracked another bottle from a separate 4-pack, this one does not show signs of infection. With that said, this beer has definitely dropped off from what it was fresh. Wish I had drunk all of mine sooner.
     
  27. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    So... with Tyranena brews would one say its generally better to drink fresh?
     
  28. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Opened 2 last night at Chicago Beer Lovers event. Both definitely had off flavors. BOO.
     
  29. pk18

    pk18 Jun 12, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I opened one last night with two other BAs. It tasted different than when it was fresh, but I'm not sure if I tasted any signs of an infection.
     
  30. darklordlager

    darklordlager Feb 12, 2008 Wisconsin

    I can assure all that Psychotia knows his beer... I have not had "Who's Your Daddy" but I trust his opinion in this matter...
    (not an issue of "ZOMG I 8 GHOST PPR CHILLE'S 4 DNR N NOW M DRANKING A SNPA BUT DA HOPZ R GON! DRANEPORE!11!")
     
  31. Dactrius

    Dactrius Apr 23, 2012 Wisconsin
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I'm assuming some of the variability is probably related to storage conditions as well. Mine were kept at 55F so they're going to go bad far faster than people who kept their bottles in the fridge, but not as bad as those folks just keeping them in a closet. There was a massive difference in my bottles of peruvian morning last year between the bottles in the fridge and the cellar.
     
  32. stayclean

    stayclean Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Last year's PM also suffered from infection (not ALL of it, but ya know). ;)

    I kept mine in the fridge but none of them made it. :(
     
  33. Dactrius

    Dactrius Apr 23, 2012 Wisconsin
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    All of my Peruvian went bad, but the ones in the cellar were much worse.
     
  34. psychotia

    psychotia Jun 27, 2009 Minnesota

    Appreciate the vote of confidence, DarkLord ;)

    I just observed my OP says "I opened my first..." which makes it appear I hadn't had the beer before; in fact I had this beer several times since the release... guess I just got lazy with semantics in my OP. This was the first bottle I had with any off flavors.

    I wish the best of luck to those with any bottles left; drink it up now while it still may be legit!!!!!!!!
     
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe