have you ever thought about ranking beers by donations??Hi
since I'm a craft beer enthusiast (+/- 5 years now) i've experienced several times a "stink bug" smell when drinking bottled beers.
It happens after I pour a beer in a glass, I use tulip glasses. the stink stays unless I pour the beer again in another glass. then the smell disappears.
it happens quite often, especially with some particular beer types : heavily dry-hopped IPAs, fruit IPAs, lacto-based sours, tart farmhouses...
at first I thought it came from my drinking glasses washing and drying process, I thought at some point some bad smell would develop because of the water, the dish soap I use or whatever. but it also happens at my gf's place where the washing & drying are totally different : I do it manually, she uses a dishwasher.
now I got paranoid and I always re-wash my glasses before pouring a beer. it seems to limit the times this smell develops but it still happens.
strange facts :
- it doesn't seem to happen with standard drinking glasses.
- after re-pouring the beer in a 2nd glass not only the smell disappears but the beer's aromas are developed. maybe re-pouring does the same kind of process as aerating wine.
- I seem to be more sensitive to this smell than others.
anyone experienced this ? because this is quite strange