How to Taste Beer
Sight: After you have poured your beer into the
proper glass with a 1-1½ inch head, take a moment to observe the color,
effervescence and clarity.
Aroma: You interpret 90% of
the taste of something by it’s smell. Take 3 short sniffs of your beer. What
does your beer smell like? Floral, grainy, fruity, roasted like coffee beans,
Taste: Finally...take a sip and let the beer fill
your mouth and pass over all areas of your tongue before you swallow to get the
full flavor spectrum from the start to
Mouthfeel: Pay attention to the texture of the
beer: Is it light? Heavy? Does it coat your mouth? Is it a clean finish? Can you
feel the carbonation?