TASTING BASICS

TASTING BASICS

GET TO KNOW YOUR BEER

Many people drink beer, but don't take the time to really...Show more

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.

Aroma(Smell)

  • Swirl the glass to release the aromas.

Taste(Flavour Profile)

  • 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.

Finish(Aftertaste)

  • This is the lasting impression left on your senses after swallowing.
TASTING BASICS

THE ART OF TASTING

Master the Art of Tasting with these six easy steps that will enhance your beer enjoyment.

1Appearance

Raise your glass to the light.

2Pass By

Pass the glass under your nose from left to right and back.

3Short Sniff

What aromas do you smell?

4The Swirl

Give your glass a few swirls to release all the amazing aromas.

5Deep Sniff

Bury your nose in the glass - don’t be shy!

6Taste

Take in enough liquid to cover all the taste receptors on your tongue.

TASTING BASICS

GET TO KNOW YOUR BEER

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.

Aroma(Smell)

  • Swirl the glass to release the aromas.

Taste(Flavour Profile)

  • 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.

Finish(Aftertaste)

  • This is the lasting impression left on your senses after swallowing.
TASTING BASICS

THE ART OF TASTING

Master the Art of Tasting with these six easy steps that will enhance your beer enjoyment.

1Appearance

Raise your glass to the light.

2Pass By

Pass the glass under your nose from left to right and back.

3Short Sniff

What aromas do you smell?

4The Swirl

Give your glass a few swirls to release all the amazing aromas.

5Deep Sniff

Bury your nose in the glass - don’t be shy!

6Taste

Take in enough liquid to cover all the taste receptors on your tongue.