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Beer tasting

Professionals taste their product to monitor potential problems in the production process and keep tabs on quality.

 

For beer lovers, of course, tasting is all about pleasure.

 

A proven method

To enjoy beer tasting to the full, it makes sense to develop an appropriate technique. Naturally, everyone has different thresholds of perception, so we suggest the following technique to help you identify various colours, smells, tastes and textures in beer.

 

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The eye

Hold up the glass to observe the liquid and the head of foam.

 

Colours available: White, blond, red, brown and black.

 

The nose

Gently inhale the beer, taking several deep breaths. Some will have grain-like aromas, but whiffs of citrus, fruit, coffee, etc. may also be present.

 

The mouth

Take a good swig of beer and swish it around your mouth for about 10 seconds before you swallow.

 

There are six elements to consider when tasting beer:

  • Bitterness
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
  • Effervescence
  • Body
  • Alcohol content

 

Once you’ve figured out your preferences, you’ll find it much easier to match beer with particular types of food.