Good Beer Is Science, Art and Creativity!

Good BEER Is Not Just An Opinion!

 “Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.”    Thomas Jefferson

Beer Looks and Taste Great
Color

Two actions cause color and some flavor: a.Coupling amino acides and, b.Decomposing sugars. All are tied to the Millard reaction of browning & malting grain. Think about your morning toast.

Taste/Flavor/Categories

Crisp, Hoppy, Malty, Roast, Smoke, Fruit/Spice, and Tart/Funky. Basically, it is the ingredients in total that influences Taste and Aroma. Without Hops and Yeast you really don't have much of either.

Aromas

You ever "almost" like smelling the beer more than drinking it-OK never. Nonetheless, those great aromas come from hops and various types of yeast. We do mean literally hundreds of options for yeasts.

What Forms Our Opinion Of Beers

Color, Taste, Aroma, Clarity, Mouth Feel, Umami

Clarity

Beer when done right plays to all the senses. Clarity does have an appeal for sure. High protein grains like wheat can make for cloudy beers. So the style dictates clarity along with yeast. Think about stouts and Hefeweizens.

Mouthfeel

To many people, any alcohol consumption has a component of mouthfeel and it is important as it is a tactile feel coming from a drink or food. Protein and viscosity in beer adds to mouthfeel. Yeast and hops must not be forgotten either.

Umami Beer

A 5th taste is referred to in the food industry as "umami"; it is somewhat a mystery. But beer lovers are constantly searching for the umami in beer. "Champagne yeast can take an otherwise unremarkable brew and add 'some umami' that brings it all together,” says Quinn Fuechsl