Originally Posted by PanchoHambre
beer is not made to taste skunky... it skunks when it has been improperly stored handled etc... you want skunk go to a frat house at your local university on Monday and tap into Saturday's keg....or stick that loosie beer from your trunk... the one that escaped the cooler... back on ice the next day and take a swig,
Heineken.. always seems a bit skunkish to me... but that is part of its charm
The reason Heineken has the skunky taste is the Tettanger hop, which is a strong german hop known especially for the qualities. If its in the sun for an extended period of time, that intensifies.
Corona has more of a harsh astringency due to using certain cheap grains, corn and hops with little malt backing, plus if you put it in clear bottles and keep it outside, good lord, we do have a skunking! (to a bad beer anyway!)
So yes, the sun will skunk your beer. But sometimes, a small taste of "skunk" is a type of hop, try a different beer from another brewery if you don't like the hop profile.
Also drinking a 5 day old keg will not skunk, if anything it will get moldy and smell like super sweet vinegar. If you remove the tap and keep the keg cold it will curb that.
Words to the wise...
My 2 cents anyway, CHEERS