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rayfound
Charter Member
Riverside, CA
313 Posts


I'm saying it: hazy beer, by and large, tastes worse that beer that has cleared.


I'm drinking (or was drinking... I ended up ordering something different) iron horse double rainbow, a muddy, fucking disaster.


Tastes good at first, then this harsh lingering bitterness that refuses to dissipate. I think it is the yeast in suspension bound to hop matter, etc...


Tbh, iron horse seems to be really popular in eastern Washington and every beer I have had of theirs tastes like shit. I don't get it.






Posted 34 days ago.

homebrewdad
Charter Member
Birmingham, AL
2480 Posts


Different strokes and all of that?


I agree, though... I always seem to prefer clear beer.  If it's just bias, so be it.






Posted 34 days ago.

Necropaw
Charter Member
Central WI
608 Posts


Maybe im crazy, but i swear the head on my kegged beer is creamier than normal.  The lacing is also sublime.  Though maybe CaraRed does that?




Posted 34 days ago.

tracebusta
Charter Member
Somerville, MA
155 Posts


Aside from the visual, I honestly don't know if I could tell the difference between cloudy and clear beer. That would be a fun blind taste test, though.






Posted 34 days ago.

Necropaw
Charter Member
Central WI
608 Posts


blind

Hehheheheheheheeheh 




Posted 34 days ago.

rayfound
Charter Member
Riverside, CA
313 Posts


I think chill haze is likely tasteless as purported... But yeast absolutely isn't.






Posted 34 days ago.

homebrewdad
Charter Member
Birmingham, AL
2480 Posts


That makes total sense.




Posted 34 days ago.

brulosopher
Charter Member
Fresno, CA
167 Posts


FUCK HAZY BEER. Buuuuuuuuurp.




Posted 34 days ago.

chino_brews
Charter Member
Eden Prairie, MN
301 Posts


Umm. Heady Topper?




Posted 34 days ago.

homebrewdad
Charter Member
Birmingham, AL
2480 Posts


Aaaaand Marshall is drunk.  :)


I think hazy from massive dry hopping is different.






Posted 34 days ago.

brulosopher
Charter Member
Fresno, CA
167 Posts


I've heard John say (on YouTube) that Heady "should be" clear. Mine wasn't and it was delicious, but whatever...



On May 1, 2015, at 9:48 PM, homebrewdad <listpost@homebrewdad.com> wrote:

Aaaaand Marshall is drunk.  :)


I think hazy from massive dry hopping is different.









Posted 34 days ago.

ingoogni
nl
314 Posts


@Rayfound,

what you describe is typical for an "11" or even "9 day beer", cold crashed and served too early. When there is still a lot of yeast in suspension it is because fermentation is not finished and cold crashing has no big impact. If there's nothing more to metabolise the yeast will drop out all by it self.




Posted 34 days ago.
Edited 34 days ago by ingoogni

brouwerijchugach
Charter Member
Anchorage, AK
59 Posts


In the 60 or so heady's ive drank over the last couple years being here in NE, not one has been clear.  

Just started heating mash water.  




Posted 34 days ago.

Necropaw
Charter Member
Central WI
608 Posts


:( Im going to miss Talledega because its the fishing opener.  Oh well, i guess.  Priorities, right?

I really need to do some brewing, too.  only thing i have in primary right now is a very light pale ale (1.033 OG)




Posted 34 days ago.

homebrewdad
Charter Member
Birmingham, AL
2480 Posts


I've totally got to brew, too.  Either the wandering barbarian, or my caramel Christmas beer.






Posted 34 days ago.

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