I've noticed a heap of major problems in commercial beers recently. Here's a few things/thoughts/beers to get you going...
ORIGIN - Australia - Western Australia
Little Creatures IPA - Beautiful on tap locally. Absolutely awful in the bottle locally.
ORIGIN - Australia - New South Wales
Balmain Pale Ale - Beautiful in the bottle locally. Awful in bottle where I live (other side of country).
ORIGIN - Scotland
Brewdog (Single Punk?) IPA - I'm pretty sure that all four bottles should have tasted excellent but here they have been drinkable but crap. Brewed USA. Transported to Ozland with probably no refrigeration.
ORIGIN - America
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - This tastes quite good here in Ozland. It's not quite as good as a fresh Little Creatures Pale Ale brewed locally but it is pretty close. Last I heard, Sierras Nevada insists their beers are shipped refrigerated.
I'm a bit off-put by this thread of mine already because there are some pretty awful conclusions to be drawn. I think the result of this thread (which I really don't want to face up to) will be that there are many variations in a commercial beer depending on how it has been packaged and transported. In other words, you might tell me on the other side of the world that x beer is great and I'll be too polite to tell you that x beer tastes like crap to me. I might then tell you that I love y beer and you say you hate it. At the end of the day though x beer from you might taste exactly the same as y beer from me.
I am so depressed now!!! Not really. Well, I actually was for a second/minute etc but then I thought that this is the place where we will eventually get some good/learn something. It wouldn't happen anywhere else.
What discrepancies do you notice / have you noticed?
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Last edited by PistolPatch on 15 Mar 2014, 23:25, edited 2 times in total.
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