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Peruvian Morning...off taste

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by averagejake872, Apr 12, 2012.

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  1. averagejake872

    averagejake872 Apr 19, 2011 Illinois

    So I usually love CW's Peruvian Morning and consider it a more readily available alternative to KBS.

    Unfortunately the last few I've opened have had an off taste to them, almost sour.

    The roasty/chocolatey/bourbon vanilla flavors are being over powered by a tartness.

    Is anyone else experiencing this or did I just come across a bad four pack?
     
  2. DoctorRock

    DoctorRock May 13, 2010 Minnesota
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    I have not. Every one has been totally delicious. A notch below KBS IMO, but both stellar.

    Storage issue maybe?
     
  3. AleWatcher

    AleWatcher Jan 25, 2009 Illinois

    I have not found any tartness in any of mine... but there is a detectable note of "mint" flavor...
     
  4. DoctorRock

    DoctorRock May 13, 2010 Minnesota
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    Sounds like the most delicious "off flavor" ever!
     
  5. B33R501

    B33R501 Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I bought a single which had sour notes (I did my review on that one) but the 4 Pak I bought yesterday was so incredible, lots of vanilla, and butter toffee flavor. So I get your point, but I did not mind the sour. One of this years best, and I like it better than KBS, much cheaper (I paid $11.50 for this 4, a ridiculous $9 for one KBS).
     
  6. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    I have gone through about 3 4 packs, each one more delicious then the next. I still got about 2 4 packs left hope that gets me through to next season. I have noticed any tartness. I did a solo tasting with Peruvian Morning and KBS and came up with the theory that if they had a baby it would be perfect. I find Peruvian Morning way more flavorfull and KBS has a nicer mouthfeel that is for sure. So if they would blend it would be super. I would still take Peruvian morning everytime, for price and flavor and ease of getting it.
     
  7. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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    I got one bottle as an extra in a trade and that is the only one I have had. It was definitely off and not that enjoyable. I have not had this any other times so I have no baseline, but I pretty much had to chug it after my glass was still half full after an hour.
     
  8. maximum12

    maximum12 Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Huh. I've had plenty of Peruvian over the years & never had any off-flavors, including those I've cellared for years, just for fun.

    I'm wondering if it was poor storage, too. Not only have I never had any "off" Peruvian, I've never had anything from Central Waters at all that tasted anything but fine.
     
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  9. BlastBeats

    BlastBeats Mar 24, 2011 Illinois
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    Ugh.. Had this a few weeks ago and it was pretty good; but this one I'm drinking now has some undeniable tartness.
     
  10. bigfnjoe

    bigfnjoe Oct 22, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Drinking a bottle right now....first one ever, tastes fine to me.
     
  11. KzooBeerBrian

    KzooBeerBrian Oct 15, 2011 Michigan

    I experienced a tart flavor in the one that I tried however it was also outside in 26 degree weather so I blamed it on that at the time but perhaps it was just the bottle
     
  12. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I've not noticed any off taste with PM either. However, I tried it for the first time this year and have nothing to compare to.
     
  13. KzooBeerBrian

    KzooBeerBrian Oct 15, 2011 Michigan

    mix them, just be careful who you tell about it :)
     
  14. xnicknj

    xnicknj May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    ive had a bunch of them but the last one i opened (last night) definitely seemed a little weird. slight tartness and funk that definitely shouldnt be there...
     
  15. strangebrew321

    strangebrew321 Feb 18, 2009 Indiana
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    I've noticed that some of the bottles seem a bit off. Not sure what to make of it.
     
  16. tsauce2

    tsauce2 Oct 12, 2011 Indiana
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    I have noticed this tartness once in a bottle, but have also had bottles that were just fine. I would most likely attribute this off taste to improper storage.
     
  17. AndresR

    AndresR Jul 19, 2009 California
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    I just got 2 in a trade 2weeks ago, had one so far. Yeah, it was tart and even slightly oxidized. Drain poured 3/4th of it. I was so looking forward to it too. I'll try the 2nd one soon to compare in the next week or so. I have heard so many good thing. I'm guessing this is an off batch.
     
  18. EROCK75

    EROCK75 Aug 5, 2009 Illinois
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    Had my first PM ever this week. Noticed an almost granny smith apple tartnes to it. Was still delicious though.
     
  19. averagejake872

    averagejake872 Apr 19, 2011 Illinois

    I don't think storage is the issue for the bottles I had.

    I took them directly out of the case at the bottle shop, so no extended UV exposure there.

    Then I put most in my fridge and a couple in my cellar (kept at around 55-60 degrees).

    And it was just the one four pack that was 'off' the rest I've had this year have been great...
     
  20. atone315

    atone315 Oct 8, 2008 Wisconsin
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    I bought a case this year, 1-2 4pks at a time. Have drank 13 bottles of it, 4 had the tart/ sour apple taste. Definitely a bad thing, I emailed CW and received NO response.
     
  21. jeonseh

    jeonseh Oct 14, 2007 Indiana
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    The one I had at KBS day had this taste and have heard this is occurring in every so many beers. Happy to hear that a good one of these is supposed to be amazing
     
  22. ryan1788a5

    ryan1788a5 Nov 27, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Drank one tonight. Definite granny smith tartness. I'm pretty confident that this is an infection issue.
     
  23. BasterdInABasket

    BasterdInABasket Nov 8, 2010 Wisconsin

    I thought the vanilla sweetness was a little too overpowering, still a great beer but KBS and Fourteen Fourteen are both superior, as they should be considering the price and availability.
     
  24. foobula

    foobula Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    I've had 2 of this year's PM and can't compare it to past years. But both exhibited an unpleasant bitterness, especially in the aftertaste that brought my rating way down to 7/10. I also got less bitterness from their Bourbon Barrel Stout that tasted off to me. But again, this is my first year trying it.

    By comparison, their Bourbon Barrel Barleywine does live up to the hype. So much sweet bourbon -- just had one and give it a 9-9.5.
     
  25. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    drank probably 12 of them, often at room temp, never any off flavors.
     
  26. pokgye

    pokgye Mar 9, 2011 California

    I got one as an extra last week and could not finish it. Something was off. It was the only I have ever had, but based on the positive reviews I read, the one I had was not the same beer.
     
  27. beerexplorer1973

    beerexplorer1973 Jun 28, 2011 Wisconsin

    Just shared one with my neighbor yesterday. I really tasted a little tartness, but he did not. Dunno?

    FYI, mine were bought at CW and have been stored since then in my dark beer cellar at a constant 50-55 degrees and humidity controlled. So it's not a storage issue.
     
  28. kspongeworthy

    kspongeworthy Feb 25, 2011 Texas

    FT: 2012 Peruvian Morning x2 ISO: 2011 Peruvian Morning x2
     
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  29. atone315

    atone315 Oct 8, 2008 Wisconsin
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    After rereading this thread, I popped open another PM. Got the tart taste, unfortunately. Passed the glass to my fiance, who does not drink beer, and asked her what she tasted. She said, "Grapes. and coffee." It's too bad, honestly, as the bottles that aren't off are real good.
     
  30. tobin999

    tobin999 Dec 14, 2009 Minnesota

    I just tasted four bottles all infected
     
  31. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Not on this years, but had a year old PM and it had an slight sour flavor too it. Drink it now!
     
  32. maximum12

    maximum12 Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Hey, you, knock that off now.

    I had four year vertical in Feb or March & while the four-year old bottle was clearly over the hill, there was nothing odd or off about any of the other bottles.

    But this thread has me paranoid, I've stuck a few bottles in the fridge to check out over the next week or two.
     
  33. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Better get a couple cases so you can check it every week to make sure it holds up :)
     
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  34. Heatwave33

    Heatwave33 Sep 13, 2011 Florida
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    I had a 4 pack about two weeks ago. And it was GREAT!
     
  35. ryan1788a5

    ryan1788a5 Nov 27, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I shot them an e-mail too. No response yet.
     
  36. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    I had one just a few days ago and it was great! I had probably a half dozen or so from this year's batch and all of them were fine - no tartness.
     
  37. podunkparte

    podunkparte Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    Just had my first one. Yeah, definitely some nasty tartness. It's not the same flavor as an infection imo. I attributed it more to some bad coffee infusion.
     
  38. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Nov 20, 2011 Texas
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    Just had a bottle I got as an extra in a trade. Definitely something off with it. Others I had have been great.
     
  39. BeerMeFitz

    BeerMeFitz Oct 24, 2011 Illinois

    I have gone through a case this last year and never noticed any tart. I bought mine the day it first went on sale so i wonder if a certain batch was infected.
     
  40. kalvarez

    kalvarez Jul 22, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Got a case directly from the brewery at the anniversary party. No problems with those.
     
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