Has anyone ever experienced a clove-like phenolic with WLP007? I just tapped a keg of the Oakshire Ill-Tempered Gnome clone recipe from the Craft Brewing for the Homebrewer book, and it has a distinct clove flavor. It is actually not unpleasant, and it adds some additional complexity, but it wasn’t what I was going for. I used harvested WLP007 slurry for the batch, as that is what I had on hand (recipe calls for Chico strain).
I did have about an 18 hour lag time, so I’m concerned that the slurry may not have been as viable as I thought it was. Also, temp was not well-controlled and primary got up to about 71 degrees. Any thoughts? Thanks!