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Chemists analyze and re-create recipe of beer found in a 19th century shipwreck

let’s pause a moment and sing praises to those who tasted the waterlogged beer in the name of science: "When the researchers took a sip, they weren’t able to discern the beers’ intended flavors. High levels of organic acids, produced by bacteria growing in the bottles for years, gave the samples vinegary, ‘goaty’ and soured milk flavors that overpowered the original fruity, malt or hop profiles…"