Homebrew Adjectives

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    Many times when talking to homebrew enthusiasts, you'll hear words like "mouthfeel", "front end, back end", "hop-forward" and so on to describe various beers. Does anyone use any other unique descriptive terms for beers? I just tapped a Summer Ale (wheat base beer with fresh lemon peel) and I describe it as a "lawn mowing beer." I have a new original lager recipe that I say is a "good pizza drinking beer." What off the wall descriptions do you like?
     
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    dank, hop bomb, watery, weak, sweet, dry
     
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    Most of those adjectives seem to be negative. Don't you guys make good beers? :lol:
     
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    During a triangle taste test for 2 batches a few weeks ago:

    "This doesn't taste tinny"
    "I can't tell the difference"

    Not necessarily glowing accolades, but pretty good I think for what I was testing
     
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    Some styles need a yeasty flavour , my #1 pub beer here has a little ester push with mostly yeast driven flavour .
    doing a clone attempt at moment and hoping i got it right .
    IMHO comes down to what you want to drink /brew
    when asked for recipe help i always ask what they buy , no good giving them a Rye IPA when they want a nice sessionable pale isn't helping much.
    i use adjectives like solid , balanced , hop forward, complex ,spicy, and malt driven
     
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    yeah but in the early days of home brewing, trying to do some clean tasting ales, without a controlled ferm chamber, and letting US-05 go crazy in hot Louisiana climate, yeasty.
     
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    I'd like to add one: Award-winning. Two silver medals in the Colorado State Fair!
     
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    Well done ! not quite brave enough to enter any of mine yet , bit of a pedantic but after having friends who " Won't drink home brew " come back asking for more i will in near future
     
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    I think "available" (at a local bar) would be a nice adjective as well.
     
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    My advice: Go ahead and enter! Worst result is you get good feedback, best result is you get some hardware.

    And Jeffpn, it is quite rewarding to see one of your beers on a menu! Two summers ago one of mine was on tap at the Dillon Dam Brewery - they even gave me free growlers!
     
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    I think my K├Âlsch is menu worthy, but somehow I believe most brewpubs are into temperature control.
     

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