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The sensory impression of food or other substances, and is determined primarily by the chemical senses of taste and smell.

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How does the water source affect the flavor of the sake?

There are many different types of sake, each having own unique flavor profile and characteristics. Some types of sake are: Junmai-shu: This is a type of sake made with only rice, water, yeast, and ...
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How can I figure out what a beer tastes like based on the name (i.e. before ordering/trying it)?

I am a relative newbie in terms of drinking... I don't know too much about different types of beers (or different types of other alcohols). I only drink occasionally, so when I find something I like, ...
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Why is it every time I try an old expensive wine it's doesn't compare to a 25-35$ two year old wine I buy?

On special occasions friends or family have brought over expensive 20-25 year old bottles of Spanish or Italian wines to celebrate the occasion. I'm no wine expert other than going to the local Liquor ...
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What is the source of the plum flavor in (this) plum porter?

I had a plum porter lately, it has a really intense plum flavor and aroma and even a bit of plums in the taste, so I thought there were some plum products in it. However, there is nothing in ...
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Beer recommendations for a noob [closed]

I’ve recently started enjoying beer and so far really like the taste and lightness of Sapporo. Any beers you suggest that are similar? What are your favorites you think I should try? I’m in NorCal so ...
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Is there a way quantify beer flavour characteristics?

I saw a graph online that seems to be used for quantifying flavour characteristics of an alchoholic drink (sake). Source here and here. Is this graphing system used for quantifying beer flavors too? ...
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Rum brand with the strongest rum flavor?

I am looking for the brand of light rum that has the stongest rum flavor. I emphasize light because what I am looking for is distinctive rum flavor, not the flavor of the barrel in which it was aged. ...
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Why do some wines taste salty?

I recently moved to a new city in Austria and have noticed that many (but not all, so it’s definitely not a problem with my taste perception) of the local red wines taste salty. I’ve tried red wines ...
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Refrigerate Non-Alcoholic beer?

Should non-alcoholic beer be refrigerated to preserve it? How long does non-alcoholic beer last when not refrigerated?
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Fosters Gold - Alternative

In the UK, I have always enjoyed Fosters lager and as a drink at home. I have always chosen Fosters Gold (Bottled) as my choice of drink at home, however I have just received this email reply saying ...
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Extracting oils and flavours before fermentation

Distillation of ethereal oils is made with different pressures and temperatures than distillation of alcohol. So when distilling spirits out of mash directly most of the tastes get lost. I wonder if ...
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What's a good (neutral) sample beer to spike with a sensory training kit?

I recently ordered a sensory training kit from Siebel Institute. In short, glass vials of liquid isolating flavors (including off-flavors and contamination) commonly found in beer. The instructions ...
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How much alcohol is in rum extract?

I generally use rum extract to make a "non-alcoholic" version of my eggnog recipe (which calls for rum and bourbon). However, the rum extract in my cupboard still technically has some alcohol in it, ...
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Difference between "Ale's" beer

What is the difference between "The Ale", "The Brown Ale", and the "Mild Ale" beers? The colour seems more or less the same so, is it the taste that normally is different or is the level of alcohol ...
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Why moscato sweet?

Recently I'm in love with Moscato wine. It is very sweet. Is it real wine? Attached is the brand I consumed.
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Using 'splenda' in Vodka infusions. Serious headache!

Recently I posted a question (here) regarding adding flavor to vodka. In my usual exuberance and non-scientific approach to matters I thought 'I know, to cut a few calories I will add Splenda'. OK, ...
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Adding flavor to vodka

I accept that one of the easiest ways to add flavor to vodka is simply to add a mixer or juice of some type, but that would be diluting it. I also know that I can add fruits to the vodka itself which ...
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Adding Spirit Essences to home brew beer

I am new to home brewing now having done only 3 batches, I am looking to add flavours, my last batch was a light beer which I added lime codial to and was great, but can I add Still Spirit Essences to ...
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Fashionable gins - are they what they claim to be?

I have always enjoyed a G&T. I have my favorite brands, not only of gin, but also of tonic. But I have noticed that there is a whole slew of them now. So, how do I know which ones are made ...
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Are there drinks/cocktails involving vinegar?

Being a huge fan of vinegar, I recently wondered if there are any actual known cocktail recipes/drinks that involve vinegar as an ingredient, preferably as a significant ingredient contributing ...
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The things that makes a good beer be a great beer [closed]

Well, after living in Germany for a couple of months, i understood that the flavor is everything. Usually people say that a great Beer should be cold, well, i think that's not the main issue. In your ...
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Flavour components in beer

What are the most important chemicals for the flavour of beer, and what effect do they have? I mean chemicals as components in the beer not regarding if they are naturally or artificially added.
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Other Jalapeño beers?

I recently drank Stone's "Punishment" which was brewed with jalapeños! Having homebrewed with jalapeños from my garden for years I was super excited. Are there other breweries that have started ...
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Tobacco-flavored beer

Inspired by this question, I want to ask if there are any existing beer flavored using tobacco or have a hint of tobacco in the taste.
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Beer with honey, beer with cinnamon

A while ago on a visit to Tallinn I visited the medieval-style restaurant Olde Hansa. There they had two very good kinds of beer: one with honey and one with cinnamon. Do such beers exist elsewhere, ...
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Looking for a very hoppy beer (in Germany)

Which beer, that is available in Germany, can you recommend that is more bitter than Jever? Or, to re-phrase the question: What is the beer with the most hop that you know of, in Germany?
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The taste of hops, malt

When I drink beer I can taste a bitter, then slightly sweetness, then kind of a lingering flavor of something. I'm curious - is the lingering flavor the malt, or the hops? What contributes to the ...
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What is a good beer for starters, or people who don't typically enjoy the taste of beer?

Asking as a beer lover, my roommate does not enjoy most beers, nor does my fiancé. I have nobody to share my enjoyment and taste testing with. What is a good beer that I can get them started out on to ...
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When and how to drink cellared beer?

I had acquired a couple of Samuel Adams "one-off" beers, specifically "The Vixen (stout)", "Merry Mischief (gingerbread stout)", "Griffin's Bow (barley wine)" and "Norse Legend (Sahti)". These bottles ...
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How can I add post-flavoring to beer?

I'm having a party and I want to add flavors to my already-brewed beer. How can I do that and have it mix?
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Craft Beer vs Real Ale

I've been following the craft beer scene in the UK for some time now, and much prefer true craft beers to real ales (and beers labeled "craft" when they have no business being represented in such a ...
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Unusal recepticles

I understand openings of a glass allow for aroma to add to the taste. However I recently had Kwak in its recommended glass, which is similar to a test tube. I have seen a number of other unique ...
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"Pumpkin" beers made with actual pumpkin?

It's about that time of year again, when pumpkin flavored beer (and everything else) starts making its way onto store shelves. I was wondering, what pumpkin flavored beers are out there, if any, are ...
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Trying to Find a Good Beer for A Friend

I have a friend who never really got into beer. Something about it just doesn't taste right to her, I guess; regardless, she is still open to trying beer and wants to find some that she actually ...
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Specialty Beers at Local Markets [closed]

so I am trying to find some pretty nice beers, beer like a Delirium Tremens, to try. Does anyone have any recommendations on some nice beer that isn't insanely hard to find. Money is not really the ...
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How can I try a wide variety beers without buying them by the case/spending a lot of money?

Like most of you here, I thoroughly enjoy beer. How can I try a wide variety beers without buying them by the case/spending a lot of money? Aspiring beer enthusiast that is grows tired of the usual, ...
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What gives a "smoky" beer a smoked flavor?

I recently started getting interested in smoked beers. Quite a few years back, Shiner had a seasonal called Smokehouse. I didn't care for it. However, I've recently been intrigued by varieties of ...
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Why do some cheap beers taste sweet?

I had a Tui (cheap New Zealand pale lager) the other day, and it tasted sweet! Why is this? Is possible that sugar is added during the brewing? What else would make it taste sweet?
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Are some beers 'too hoppy'?

Hoppy beers appear to be fad at the moment. It seems that some brewers are aiming to produce beer with the sole aim to be as hoppy as possible, without consideration to other flavors or ...
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Why is it a Ginger "Beer" and not a Ginger "Cider"?

It seems that Ginger Beer has no barley, no hops, no wort, no malted anything; so why is it a "beer"? Seems like it is closer to a cider.
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How can a beer be flavored?

I've heard of beers such as our local brand in the Philippines and this one, and though I haven't sampled them yet, I am quite curious: how do you add flavor to beer? I've drank a few style of beers ...
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Can you order beers by strength of flavour? [closed]

I imagine the might would look something like: Pale Lager Generic lager. Pilsner Pale Ale (Which style?) Imperial Pale Ale Stout Of course, I'm not a full on beer aficionado, I don't ...
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