Sweet potato soup fail - overpowering beer flavor

Made a sweet potato ale soup and the beer flavor is overpowering. Ideas???

  • Posted by: KBDalen
  • November 26, 2015
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5 Comments

KBDalen November 26, 2015
Thanks for the advice! Cream and a bit of cinnamon fixed it!!!????
 
KBDalen November 26, 2015
Soup recipe at http://thebeeroness.com/2014/10/06/sweet-potato-brown-ale-soup-crispy-sage-pomegranates/
 
Nancy November 26, 2015
There are a few ways to go, depending on what texture you want and what you have on hand:
1) add more broth (will give a thinner, more chicken-tasting soup)
2) cook more sweet potatoes, or other root vegetables (carrot, parsnip, regular potato, turnip), and add to the soup. (thicker soup, especially if you leave some or all in chunks)
3) sauté some more onions and add them. or garlic. or both. (more aromatic)
4) add more dairy. either liquid like milk or cream, to dilute the beer taste. Or something with a sour edge like yoghurt or sour cream as a garnish, again to change the taste. (smoother taste, with a possible fermented element).
Good luck, and tell us how your soup improves with your modifications.
 
Samantha W. November 26, 2015
Don't despair! If you have some extra cream or crème fraîche around, stir some in and it will temper the flavor.
 
Nancy November 26, 2015
Could you link to the recipe so we might suggest appropriate fixes...
 
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