Hel & Verdoemenis Wild Turkey

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andrejes
beers 32 º places 5 º 08:15 Thu 2/7/2013

There is a new batch of the Hel & Verdoemenis Wild Turkey, but 11%!!!
The old one was 13%, is this the same beer or is the aging less??

 
radarsock
beers 1206 º places 112 º 12:20 Thu 2/7/2013

What are you saying?

 
77ships
beers 10685 º places 232 º 12:30 Thu 2/7/2013

This is the reason why there are two entries for "De Molen Kopi Loewak Coffee Stout" on here so...

 
BoBoChamp
beers 5755 º places 5 º 14:05 Thu 2/7/2013

Seems this batch didn't soak as much Wild Turkey than the previous one, so no new entry!
Kopi Loewak wasn't put on barrels, so the change is due to the beer itself.
Black Tuesday and many other famous American Stouts also vary in ABV, yet don't get a new entry.
So to me I don't see a valid reason why to give a new entry for H&V Wild Turkey (or even Kopi Loewak), unless the base recipe changed significantly

 
GT
beers 10001 º places 672 º 15:24 Thu 2/7/2013

Agreed with not a new entry. Abv variability is expected. Doesn't sound like a major recipe change. Even then, recipe changes don't always warrant a new entry.

 
andrejes
beers 32 º places 5 º 07:06 Fri 2/8/2013

The tasted was different then the old batch!! I think they didn't soak as much than the previvoius one.
But still veryyyyy good.

 
DerWeg
beers 1697 º places 45 º 08:33 Fri 2/8/2013

Originally posted by GT2 ... (even) recipe changes don't always warrant a new entry.

That's right, La Granja with Canadian maple syrup was warranted no new RB entry, with an entirely new flavoriadjunct.

At any rate the maple was vry subtle.

 
Danko
08:36 Fri 2/8/2013

One might ponder that the more times you use a barrel the less there is left of the previous stuff for natural causes.

Also, this batch was most likely brewed on a completely different brewsystem, and a much bigger one in comparison.

I expect things to change due to this, although I do think that the intent and goal of the brewer has not changed for this beer.

 
DutchDrebus
beers 6080 º places 43 º 11:12 Fri 2/8/2013

I'd vote for a new entry, but I'm no expert on this. 2% abv less or more can change quite a bit about the taste and mouthfeel.

 
BelgBeerGeek
beers 1307 º places 37 º 11:49 Fri 2/8/2013

Originally posted by DutchDrebus
I'd vote for a new entry, but I'm no expert on this. 2% abv less or more can change quite a bit about the taste and mouthfeel.



Stop thinking about the ticks and think about the beer itself ! sorry but 2% abv less doesn't change at all, have you ever done a full line of Black Teusday ? well i did thanks to 2 great people and believe me 2% doesn't change a thing ...

And like said before, it's about how much bourbon is still soaked in the wood is what affects how much more alcohol the beer will make, and if that's what makes it different in your eyes then ratebeer wouldn't have 150.000 beers but 300.000 beers.