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Questions about flavor and how it is influenced by various factors such as temperature and glassware.

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drunk on a taste is lower. Although some beers can be in the 10-12% range, the average abv is much lower. Further, although the idea of a tongue map has been relatively discredited in scientific … circles, it was taught in schools for a long time. As such, many people (including beer judges) incorrectly believe you taste bitterness with the back of your tongue. Since bitterness is a much larger part of beer than wine, many believe you need to swallow to properly taste it. …
answered Feb 4 '14 by Fishtoaster
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? What color was it? What color is the beer itself? Aroma: What do you smell? How strong is the smell? Taste: What do you taste? How does that compare what you smelled? How's the aftertaste … ? Mouthfeel: Usually just watery, oily, or creamy. Tasting notes like this force you to really concentrate on the taste, which helps improve your palate. They're also nice because you now have a record of your thoughts on that beer to refer to later (maybe to compare to other beers of that style). …
answered Jan 26 '14 by Fishtoaster
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There are a few components to the interaction between flavor and temperature, but one key one is simply that cold numbs your tongue. At least, extreme cold (e.g. "cold as the rockies"). As such, ove …
answered Jan 21 '14 by Fishtoaster
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, but keep it on your tongue for a moment. Breath out with it still in your mouth and pay attention to the resulting smell (unless you just ate a bunch of garlic before the beer). Taste again as the beer warms up a bit. …
answered Jan 26 '14 by Fishtoaster
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I'll answer one half and leave the other half to someone else. OG is “Original Gravity” Specific Gravity (often shorted to just ‘gravity’) is a measure of the density of a liquid. Since its is most …
answered Feb 3 '14 by Fishtoaster
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Serving temperature is, of course, a preference. Serve it frozen or boiling if you want. However, a few opinions are: CAMRA says that Real Ale (aka cask ale, usually english-style) should be serve …
answered Jan 29 '14 by Fishtoaster
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complex taste, with many notes and flavors. More specifically, the BJCP have this to say (abridged): Aroma: malty sweetness, hints of caramel or chocolate, and moderate fruity esters. Some will have a … little spice to them. Appearance: Dark amber to copper in color, Large, dense head. Taste: Same as aroma. Alcohol flavor, if any, should be mild and not solvent-y. No or minimal hop flavor. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-high carbonation. See here for the full description. …
answered Jan 27 '14 by Fishtoaster