Find your perfect beer by knowing exactly what to look for… How to review a Beer.
Rating a beer is comprised of five rateable attributes.
Describe the beer’s colour, clarity, head retention and lacing.
Tip: Ensure glass is clean & raise it to eye level for better viewing
Describe any Malt, Hops, Yeast and other aromatics.
Tip: Agitate your beer by gently swirling it in the glass to release the aromas.
Describe any malt, hops, fermentation, byproducts, balance, finish or aftertaste and other flavours
Tip: Really cold beer tends to mask the flavours, Try tasting the beer after it warms up a bit.
Describe the beer’s body, warmth, astringency, carbonation, creaminess and other palate sensations.
Tip: Take a few sips to properly gauge the feel.
Describe your overall impression of the beer.
Tip: Be constructive and calculated. It is important not to be influenced by others when reviewing.
– Check the temperature. Try around 4 – 10 degree celsius for paler or lower alcohol beers and 10-15 degrees celsius for darker or higher alcohol beers.
– Save high alcohol beers for last, don’t ruin your palate early
– Calends your palate with water, plain bread or crackers between beers
– Don’t review while intoxicated
– And have fun!