Many people drink beer, but don't take the time to really taste it. And that is a shame. Beer flavours, aromas and colours are wide and varied thanks to the craftsmanship of talented Brew Masters. The source of water, the variety of barley, the type of hops and proprietary yeasts all contribute to the amazing tastes of beer. So, get to know your beer.
Appearance(Colour, Clarity & Foam)
- Foam (head) should be white, compact, creamy and it should cling to the glass.
- Swirl the glass to release the aromas.
- The most important part of beer appreciation and the most personal.
Mouth Feel(Body & Texture)
- This describes the tactile impressions of smoothness, body (thin or heavy), bite and warming.
- This is the lasting impression left on your senses after swallowing.
THE ART OF TASTING
Master the Art of Tasting with these six easy steps that will enhance your beer enjoyment.
Raise your glass to the light.
Pass the glass under your nose from left to right and back.
What aromas do you smell?
Give your glass a few swirls to release all the amazing aromas.
Bury your nose in the glass - don’t be shy!
Take in enough liquid to cover all the taste receptors on your tongue.