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saddle smell

Synonym for horse sweat; look there.

Horsehead Designation for one especially with red wines occurring wine faults, for which there are many more names. These are Apeshit (South Africa), Bodenton (see geosmin ), Board, Hansaplast, dog sweat, leather tone, medical clay, wet dog, wet coat, wet leather, horse stable, horse tone, phenol tone, saddle clay, sweat socks, stall smell and tar clay. This proves that the error was often not recognized clearly in the past or not at all classified as an error. He appears in internationally renowned red wines, in Belgian beers and in ciders as well accepted typical flavor.

Only through scientific analysis could the same with all these false tones microorganisms be identified as a cause. Not infrequently, horse sweat occurs together with Mäuseln on. Reinforced is the false note in red wines, the one Barrique especially with new barrels and / or one Macération carbonique (Carbonic maceration) were subjected. The main causes are poor hygiene such as unclean wood barrels and / or too little sulfur.

The causative yeast genus is called Brettanomyces (from which "Brett" derives) or Dekkera. At the species...

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