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I contacted the brewery and they replied that To get the plum flavour we use a natural plum extract. Curious that it's not on the ingredients list. PS. It's St.Peter's Plum Porter.


How can I figure out what a beer tastes like based on the name (i.e. before ordering/trying it)? The short answer is no. Personal experience tells me that it is not possible to figure out how a beer will taste like without trying it first. For example, I have tried some chocolate beers. Some have notes of that I consider powdered cocoa chocolate, while ...


One good resource is BeerAdvocate. Untappd is another, but you need to create an account for that site. BeerAdvocate has a whole section on beer styles along with reviews and ratings of specific beers. In particular you might like saisons or farmhouse ales. Look for the IBU listing on the beer review. IBU's below 30 are probably more to your liking if you ...


It's true that sweet and fruity beers seem to be more appealing to people who do not like beer as a general rule - easing them in with ciders and lambics is potentially a good way to start. Considering that our taste buds mature and change over time, many people may have a bad experience with beer prior to the age of 22 when most people begin to enjoy more ...


Not all wines are suitable for keeping - and the ones that may be, still require good stable conditions with regards to temperature, sunlight and so on. Assuming the 20+ years old wines you’ve had were suitable and have been stored well, there still are other aspects worth considering. Some districts have a ‘classical’ and a ‘modern’ style of wine making, ...


It's probably a combination of certain hops and yeasts. Some kinds of ale yeasts are known to add a plummy flavour to a beer (WLP500 for example). And also hops like golding or empire can go into this direction. The dominant exotic fruit taste in e.g. IPAs usually also doesn't originate from actual fruits, but from hops and yeast.


Even though taste is very personal i would definitly start light. I always think Saison's and Weizen's are great for starters. It is refreshing and has around 5% alcohol. Depending on the person's taste i would then move to the heavier beers, either fruity(IPA's, Kriek)/sour or triple's. I would consider Stout's and Porters as "endgame".

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