This is part 4 in The Beer Off-Flavor Series by Drew Beechum.
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“If you like creamed corn–flavored beer, than you’re going to love DMS,” said no one ever.
Dimethyl sulfide (DMS) is an off-flavor commonly found in lighter-colored beers, and there’s a reason for that!
Tasters commonly report these characteristics when detecting dimethyl sulfide:Creamed or canned corn Cooked vegetables Cabbage
Some even associate the taste of DMS with shellfish.
There is one reliable—or at least it used to be reliable—example of DMS: Rolling Rock. The version of Old #33 brewed in the Latrobe facility would be overflowing with DMS the second …