Top 5 tips for beer tasting
27th Jan 2014
With our Beer & Mussel Festival at The Cornish Arms on the horizon, we felt it only appropriate to take a trip to visit local brewery, The Rebel Brewing Company to ask for their tips on tasting beer.
After a guided tour of the brewery, we spoke to head brewer, Guillermo (or ‘Gee’ as he likes to be called) and he explained that to fully appreciate what a beer has to offer you need to do a little more than just drink it.
Here are Gee’s top 5 tips for beer tasting:
Observe…look at the beer’s colour, clarity, and head
Agitate…swirl the beer as it to allows the aromas to be amplified
Inhale…try to identify the aromatics. Is it sweet, spicy, floral or something else?
Taste…force the beer over your taste buds, is it sweet, bitter or balanced?
Aftertaste… appreciate the aftertaste, as the flavours can be quite different from the ones you tasted first. Aftertaste can be very pleasant indeed, to the point where you HAVE to taste the beer again!
The Rebel Brewing Company offers custom tailored brewery tours and tastings. For more information please visit their website for more details – rebelbrewing.co.uk.