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Sweet vomit aroma in Victory Hop Devil?
« on: April 30, 2012, 06:41:13 PM »
The beer tastes fine but if I take a deep whiff I swear I smell a slight sweet baby vomit. Anyone who's had a kid knows what I mean.

What would cause this?

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Re: Sweet vomit aroma in Victory Hop Devil?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 06:44:02 PM »
On second thought...maybe it doesn't taste fine. Friggin Total Wine crap-shoot for beer. I try to only buy something that was bottled recently but this didn't have a date I could see.  :'(

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Re: Sweet vomit aroma in Victory Hop Devil?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 07:01:01 PM »
Sounds infected to me. It's usually a nice beer.
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Re: Sweet vomit aroma in Victory Hop Devil?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 07:04:09 PM »
I remember one of the Basic Brewing Radio episodes where they tried out one of those kits that simulated various off-flavors, and one of them was described as baby vomit. I don't remember which but this was definitely like that. And as it warmed up the flavor just got awful.

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Re: Sweet vomit aroma in Victory Hop Devil?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 07:15:13 PM »
Butyric acid?

Easy to reproduce.  Leave spent grain in your mash tun. 
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Re: Sweet vomit aroma in Victory Hop Devil?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 08:02:17 PM »
Butyric acid?

Easy to reproduce.  Leave spent grain in your mash tun.

*ding* that's it.  :o *gross*

I emailed the company to let them know. It's not like it was just an old bottle sitting on Total Wine's shelf for ages, like so many others I've had.

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Re: Sweet vomit aroma in Victory Hop Devil?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2012, 06:51:36 AM »
Mmmmm, sweet baby vomit!   :D
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Re: Sweet vomit aroma in Victory Hop Devil?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2012, 07:31:47 AM »
The company already responded to my email. There was no date on the bottle and this corresponds to a time last month when the date coder was down. They said they would pull some bottles from that period and have a panel test them.

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Re: Sweet vomit aroma in Victory Hop Devil?
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2012, 07:36:34 AM »
That is too bad. Hop Devil is usually a fine beer.

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Re: Sweet vomit aroma in Victory Hop Devil?
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2012, 07:38:36 AM »
The company already responded to my email. There was no date on the bottle and this corresponds to a time last month when the date coder was down. They said they would pull some bottles from that period and have a panel test them.

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Date coder was down? Vomit tasting beer?  And this is from a brewery that eliminated tours because it was a disruption to their brewing schedule.   :(
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Re: Sweet vomit aroma in Victory Hop Devil?
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2012, 08:16:37 AM »

 Leave spent grain in your mash tun.

Noooo! Don't do it!
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Re: Sweet vomit aroma in Victory Hop Devil?
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2012, 06:13:31 PM »
I've had it and not had a problem, but haven't had it lately.  I've always gotten it in trades or when visiting family.  I'd be interested to know if there is an issue with this beer, because it's been good to me so far

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Re: Sweet vomit aroma in Victory Hop Devil?
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2012, 06:26:41 PM »
I've had it and not had a problem, but haven't had it lately.  I've always gotten it in trades or when visiting family.  I'd be interested to know if there is an issue with this beer, because it's been good to me so far
This was my favorite beer in the world about 15 years ago or whenever they started brewing it.  But, they may be having quality issues as they try to expand.
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Re: Sweet vomit aroma in Victory Hop Devil?
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2012, 07:15:49 PM »
I'll post something if they reply with more info. I'm sure it wasn't widespread, otherwise we might hear more about it.

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Re: Sweet vomit aroma in Victory Hop Devil?
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2012, 07:52:54 AM »
I bought a case of this a couple of months ago and it was tasty as usual.
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