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, nuts, bread-like.

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 finish.

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?