« on: July 27, 2015, 12:38:32 PM »
stale as in oxidized?
I would certainly not describe it as a sherry or metalic flavor. It would be closer to a paper flavor but I don't think it was oxidized.The salty flavor could from the water they are using. Do you get salty flavor from Cal Commons?
I do not get a salty flavor with Anchor Steam and the couple of homebrews I have tried. Perhaps it is the water, the city is probably pumping it in from the Gulf. I did not taste the local water during my visit.
paper says oxidation. That's a packaging fault. Metallic would not be oxidation. That's ussually a water problem.
Salty says water to me as well. I don't think what you are describing is a yeast character though. Doesn't really sound like something I'd want to replicate either.
Actually I get metallic from some oxidized beers. Still just guessing, though.