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Irony of ironies?
« on: April 22, 2016, 03:15:09 AM »
Taking a break from studying German brewing texts tonight, I came across this:

http://www.worldbeerawards.com/fujizakura-heights-beer-munchen-lager.25347.html

Looks like the "It" was hiding in Japan last year....
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Re: Irony of ironies?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2016, 10:37:44 AM »
FWIW, I'm starting to wonder if my idea of "It" (Ripe grain field that hasn't turned brown yet on a cool damp night) is very different from others.

German lager fans will be sure to denounce me as a heretic for saying this, but last night I noticed "It" in a can of Yeungling.

I do have some Weihenstephaner helles to celebrate the anniversary of Reinheitsgebot.
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Re: Irony of ironies?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2016, 11:49:19 AM »
They probably figured out a way to use a 20 minute single infusion mash. The IT is Miso, as it often is.
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2016, 11:49:55 AM »
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Re: Irony of ironies?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2016, 11:57:25 AM »
I thought you were going to say that you found the perfect "juicy" flavor in a batch of fermented OJ.
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2016, 02:08:49 PM »
I thought you were going to say that you found the perfect "juicy" flavor in a batch of fermented OJ.

Or in a helles.

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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2016, 07:40:22 PM »
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Re: Irony of ironies?
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2016, 09:43:52 PM »
They probably figured out a way to use a 20 minute single infusion mash. The IT is Miso, as it often is.

I wonder if they faked it with a clean ale yeast. :)
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Re: Irony of ironies?
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2016, 09:50:31 PM »
They probably figured out a way to use a 20 minute single infusion mash. The IT is Miso, as it often is.



Funny stuff. They must've used the mythical umami mash.  ;)
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Re: Irony of ironies?
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2016, 10:00:34 PM »
Was the flavor pillowy or astringent?  :D

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Re: Irony of ironies?
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2016, 01:33:38 AM »
Man...that is really weird how you are bad mouthing these guys without knowing anything about them...it seems like they have put in the time and deserve the respect...I'll stop here...fingers hurt
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Re: Irony of ironies?
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2016, 12:23:16 PM »
I honestly mean them no disrespect. The frustration folks here have is for a good reason. "It" has been a particular point of contention because some won't try and put the flavors or aromas that are "It" into words.

I'm honestly trying to understand what they mean by "It" and if my "It" is their "It."

But see how silly this sounds? Folks were mentioning "juicy" being a bad descriptor, but "It" is by far the worst. Just say what it tastes like. For that reasons whenever I describe what I think is "It" I include a description of the aroma/flavor.
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Re: Irony of ironies?
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2016, 12:46:26 PM »
"IT" ís kind a hard to explain. To me its very clean crisp lingering malt and hop flavor and aroma. I just don't get that from American craft lagers but if I buy some cans of Pilsner Urquell or Bitburger it really comes through, imported bottles are hit and miss.

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Re: Irony of ironies?
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2016, 01:32:20 PM »
At this point, I don't think anyone gives a sh"IT" anymore.

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Re: Irony of ironies?
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2016, 01:53:02 PM »
Man...that is really weird how you are bad mouthing these guys without knowing anything about them...it seems like they have put in the time and deserve the respect...I'll stop here...fingers hurt
Who do you think we're bad-mouthing? We're making fun of a well known series of incidents on this forum not the mKers of this beer.
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