Tastes/smells that remind you of beer

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ironchefmiyagi13, Oct 28, 2013.

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  1. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013 Tennessee

    Here I am, minding my own sober business writing a paper in the library when all of a sudden I get hit with the pungent aroma of citrus and hops I found only in a fresh bottle of PseudoSue I had a few weeks ago.

    Now that I am contemplating skipping my last class so I can go home and get my fix, what are some beers that anyone has found themselves smelling or tasting randomly during the day?
  2. abkayak

    abkayak Disciple (329) Jan 8, 2013 New York

    my fingers smell like Jai Alai
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  3. mborden

    mborden Initiate (190) Jan 28, 2009 New York

    My wife uses a grapefruit face wash and every time she applies it I get a jonesin' for an IPA
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  4. azorie

    azorie Champion (876) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    Some really nice leather shoes, lol
  5. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,324) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois

    Everytime I smell a coffee...I think about Coffee stout!
  6. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,333) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    This is a little (ok...a lot) twisted, but I keep thinking those Scrubbing Bubble toilet cleaner gels things have a great "hops" aroma.

    Walking by any bakery or bakery department puts me in "malt" mode. Or teh fresh fruit aisle with tropical and citrus fruits, raspberries, whatever. Chocolate, coffee, hot peppers...the list just goes on.

    So not a specific beer, but many common things trigger the basic beer response, make me think of a beer component, or make me wonder if the smell/taste can be put use in brewing. We brew iced tea with chocolate mint we grow in the yard. Since it is becoming something of a pest plant infesting places where I don't want it to be, got to thinking about using it to make a chocolate mint oatmeal stout or something.

    Only conclusion is it is a disease and I need help :slight_frown:
  7. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    That's much better than smelling like one of the main ingredients... yeast. :grimacing:
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  8. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,075) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina

    Grape Nuts (smell like mashed grains/wort).
  9. Ilovelampandbeer

    Ilovelampandbeer Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2013 New York

    Fresh cut grass reminds me of heady...pine forests remind me of it too........so does fruit........and beer.......,........and breathing ....:slight_frown:
  10. azorie

    azorie Champion (876) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    Take 3 beers and post in the morning, you will be fine.
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  11. Flibber

    Flibber Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    Marmite. Not surprising since it's made from yeast extract.
  12. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California

    Fresh bread! Coffee
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  13. juankzas

    juankzas Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2008 Mexico

    Extra-ripe strawberries remind me of some beers with Brett
  14. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,532) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    When you go to make bread, that yeasty smell. That's beer. :slight_smile:
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  15. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado

    I'm glad only beer reminds me of beer. And if there were any other smells/tastes that reminded me of beer and I mentioned it, my wife would probably think I'm a real alcoholic instead of a weekend alcoholic.
  16. jmalex

    jmalex Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2005 Pennsylvania

    I was driving home from work a few months ago when I was suddenly hit with a massive aroma of German Lager. The smell was unmistakable. I searched around the floor of my car to make sure a stray bottle hadn't fallen over and broke. It was at that point I realized I drove past a dead skunk.
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  17. j47paco

    j47paco Initiate (119) Dec 19, 2010 California

    A wet horse blanket :wink:
  18. DemoniChris

    DemoniChris Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2013 Nebraska

    cat piss :rolling_eyes:
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  19. NHhomebrewguy

    NHhomebrewguy Zealot (527) Apr 9, 2012 New Hampshire

    Whenever I make Ovaltine for my kids I just want to start brewing!
  20. Asics

    Asics Disciple (354) Jul 28, 2012 Washington

    The Sales department in my hotel smells like grapefruit, so naturally whenever I walk in there I get an IPA craving.
  21. sjverla

    sjverla Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    The handsoap in the bathrooms at my office is grapefruity and smells like Cascades. Always makes me want SNPA.
  22. KS1297

    KS1297 Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2013 Wisconsin

  23. DaKur

    DaKur Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Rhode Island

    I think I use the same one.lol
  24. Feel_the_Darkness

    Feel_the_Darkness Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2012 Virginia

    Dark bread always reminds me of all those german lagers I'm so fond of.
  25. obiwan

    obiwan Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2013 California

  26. Hdredfern

    Hdredfern Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2012 Texas

    When I use pinesol I think of IPAs
  27. jlt6116

    jlt6116 Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2009 California

    For the past week my dog has smelled like beer. No kidding. And I couldn't figure out why. I know the little bugger likes to drink beer, but to get it on his coat seemed strange. Apparently in his eagerness to have some beer, he knocked over a glass at a party I brought him to. He got beer off the floor and some spilled off the table on to his back.

    I haven't washed him. It's a wonderful smell.
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  28. notchucknorris

    notchucknorris Poo-Bah (1,773) May 28, 2010 California

    Everytime I walk into a barn.
  29. Omnium

    Omnium Meyvn (1,386) Jan 31, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Lipton instant honey mango pineapple iced tea mix
  30. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Aspirant (217) Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    Put the weed down...

    Or share. :wink:
  31. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Aspirant (217) Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    Walking by a field of tall grass on a hot summer day reminds me of a farmhouse style beer.
  32. Dan269605

    Dan269605 Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2013 Connecticut

  33. WD_Eisemann

    WD_Eisemann Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2013 Pennsylvania

    When I saw the thread, I was going to say the exact same thing. Love the stuff, but I am afraid most people over here recoil in horror or have no idea what I am talking about when I mention Marmite.

    Another thing, I love Malta sodas, the malty richness reminds me of beer, or liquid grape-nuts! Basically unfermented wort when you think about it. Perhaps an acquired taste.
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  34. bobhits

    bobhits Meyvn (1,199) Oct 31, 2006 Kentucky

    Beer got me into coffee...so anytime I smell coffee or drink it I'm thinking "where's the malt and alcohol?"
  35. Tidesox28

    Tidesox28 Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2013 Maine

    This morning I had mango, Greek yogurt. Smelled like a well crafted IPA.
  36. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Poo-Bah (2,233) Feb 27, 2005 South Carolina

    My daughters love GrapeNuts cereal, which is made with barley. Every time I pour a bowl with milk, it reminds me of homebreweing. Smells so damn good.
  37. Tidesox28

    Tidesox28 Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2013 Maine

    Your daughters love Grapenuts? What? Are they like 60 yrs old? :wink:. My daughter loves Captain Crunch.....and so do I.
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