« on: October 09, 2015, 06:33:57 AM »
Cream Ale traditionally has a charge of flaked maize, sure it wasn't that you were picking up?
Very possible. I guess I hadn't even considered that but it may be the truth.
I alluded to it in a previous comment, but I'm gonna go out on a limb and say I'm not convinced judges, when they comment on off flavors, are always really picking it up. Sure, there may be a few instances where it's super obvious, but I think certain ingredients sometimes give the impression of something that, since the judge is focused on it, gets misinterpreted as an off flavor. Hope that doesn't come across as too cynical...
I'm out there on the limb right there with you. There's a few excellent judges out there. There's thousands of judges who are wrong more often than they are right. And then of course, every single one of them is human. It's not cynical. It's true!