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Once your beer is bottled or kegged, you’re done, right? Actually, you’ve got one task left as a brewer — evaluating your beer. Critically tasting your own beer can reveal avenues for improvement in your homebrewing.
Michelle Brown, Steve Parkes and Gordon Strong give tips on tasting your homebrew critically.
Flavor is the complete sensory experience. It is comprised of texture, sight, taste, and smell. Often things you think you taste you actually smell. Therefore, your beer's aroma could be its most important quality.
If you want to brew better beer, you should learn to identify its myriad flavors, aromas, and sensations. So crack open a bottle, take a sip, and let the tasting lesson begin.
It's more than a sense of taste. You use all five of your senses to evaluate a beer. Refining your technique can provide more enjoyment and help you make your own beer better.