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Before starting a beer-tasting session, there are two important elements that must be carefully controlled. First of all, there is the temperature at which the beer is served. A low temperature...
Taste Malt has a direct influence on two tastes; sweet and sour. Sweet tastes derive from sugars, which mostly have their origin in malt starch. Sour tastes derive from organic acids...
Good beer is characterized by a few quality traits, which are easy to agree upon. They are: (i) flavour (combination of taste, aroma and mouthfeel); (ii) appearance (colour, clarity,...
To fully appreciate beer, you need to put all of your senses to work: your eyes to see the color of the beer; your nose to smell the beer; your tongue to taste the beer and for mouthfeel; your...
The fruity aroma found in most of beers relies on subtle variations based on the following fruit: pears, bananas, apricots, peaches, and tropical fruit such as mangos or pineapples. Sometimes the...
For beers with secondary fermentation in the bottle – beers with so-called “taste evolution” – yeast and sugars are added just before bottling, with the intention of producing more alcohol and...