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Re: Methyl anthranilate (Grape Ester)
« Reply #45 on: May 11, 2016, 11:55:35 AM »
I've had a "grape" flavor noted at the AHA comp. for Kolsch made with WLP029.  Do people think this is the same flavor?  Is WLP029 (or other Kolsch strains) known for this compound?



Yeah, I get a white grape character from kolsch strains, especially in WY2565. I prefer that character in kolsch.
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Re: Methyl anthranilate (Grape Ester)
« Reply #46 on: May 11, 2016, 12:07:31 PM »
I've had a "grape" flavor noted at the AHA comp. for Kolsch made with WLP029.  Do people think this is the same flavor?  Is WLP029 (or other Kolsch strains) known for this compound?
It may be the same, but I perceive it as white wine, in other beers I have gotten a Welches grape juice flavor. Are those the same? IDK.
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Re: Methyl anthranilate (Grape Ester)
« Reply #47 on: May 11, 2016, 12:18:24 PM »
I've had a "grape" flavor noted at the AHA comp. for Kolsch made with WLP029.  Do people think this is the same flavor?  Is WLP029 (or other Kolsch strains) known for this compound?
It may be the same, but I perceive it as white wine, in other beers I have gotten a Welches grape juice flavor. Are those the same? IDK.


I agree with the white wine description for kolsch as opposed to juice. I should've been more specific.
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Re: Methyl anthranilate (Grape Ester)
« Reply #48 on: May 11, 2016, 12:40:13 PM »
I think I got this flavor in my last Helles towards the very tail end of it.  Most likely due to oxidation of pilsner malt possibly? It was very subtle, and almost slightly enjoyable. It was a mix of concord grape and wine notes.