A lesson of perfect beer tasting
Before tasting beer you should know that different beer styles deserve their own glasses. They help focus the smell and form the beer's head when tasting beer. "When you get the proper glass and the right head, the smells come that gets you really salivating for what comes next: the flavor," said a beer expert. All Belgian beers have their unique special glasses. You can order them on www.belgianshop.com site.
Regarding beverage’s temperature, check the beer's label, or ask a knowledgeable expert about what's proper. “Don't serve it ice cold. It will mute your taste buds, and the full flavors won't come out," beer expert says. You should eat before tasting beer to set a base in your stomach. Keep some nonsalty crackers and water nearby to cleanse the palate.
And now you are ready to taste your beer. First, smell the beer with two deep breaths. Swirl the beer, and then taste it, letting it coat your tongue. Notice how beers differ in their mouth-feel. Some hoppy beers can feel slightly prickly, while rich, malty Belgian ales will smoothly coat the tongue. Take notes.
It's up to you. Some experts say the full flavors, especially in the aftertaste, only come when swallowed. But Jerald O'Kennard of Chicago's Beverage Testing Institute said you can still pick up the flavors if spitting out the beer. And you can taste up to 20 beers by spitting before palate fatigue sets in, he said, compared with four to six beers if you swallow. "There's more advantage to spitting," he said.