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125-Year-Old Beer Has Odd, Meaty Flavor, Expert Says

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125-Year-Old Beer Has Odd, Meaty Flavor, Expert Says

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125-Year-Old Beer Has Odd, Meaty Flavor, Expert Says

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The bottle of beer had languished at the bottom of Halifax Harbor in Nova Scotia. A treasure hunter brought the pale ale to Andrew MacIntosh who specializes in fermentation research.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. This week, scientists tasted a bottle of beer that had languished at the bottom of Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia for 125 years. A treasure hunter brought the pale ale to Andrew MacIntosh, who specializes in fermentation research. The professor examined the color, the pH levels and offered this review to CTV News - an odd meaty flavor with lighter fruit notes, a distinct bitterness and a very bad odor. It's MORNING EDITION.

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