Is this an infected batch?

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    Hey!

    I brewed a saison 12 days ago, and I took a SG test (1.003). The smell in the beer reminded me of an infected batch that I've had before; it tasted kind of phenolic, but it wasn't a REALLY bad smell or taste. I took a couple of pictures of the fermentor, so, maybe some of you could tell me if this looks infected or it it could get better with time?

    I used Belle Saison, which I pitched at 18 degrees celsius, and temperature was raised to around 23 celsius.

    Thanks in advance!
     

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    doesn't look infected but it cold be just an off flavor from the yeast, that happens sometimes
     
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    From the picture it looks ok to me.
     
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    Could be just normal Saison funk. I've found that the "off" flavors in a Saison will mellow over time.
     
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    Yeah compare that to this. [​IMG]

    I still managed to recover and drink a kegs worth out of it.
     
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    ...and how'd it taste?
     
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    Actually not to bad. I had doubts about it but my neighbour and my wife both quite enjoyed it. The keg is empty now at any rate.
     
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    You certainly got that Saison yeast to eat everything in sight....which is what they're famous for!

    I would agree that the pics look totally fine, and Saison is want to have some pretty specific aromas and smells....looks good to me!
     

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