How to Taste Beer
For everyone who has known the pleasure of a pint, Randy Mosher explores and explains the tasting experience, guiding readers to a better understanding of how every batch of beer is affected by recipe formulation, brewhouse procedures, yeasts, fermentations, carbonation, filtration, packaging, and much more. Readers will learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, and mouth-feel of all the major beer styles. There are also chapters on proper serving and storage conditions, and classic beer and food pairings. Finally, the book includes a style-by-style compendium of the different brews within major beer families, including American craft brews, British lagers, German ales, and Belgian Dubbels. For each style, Mosher includes historical and regional facts, taste and aroma characteristics, seasonal availability, food pairings, and a few terrific recommendations for readers to sample.
Countless different flavor combinations could go into a single beer. Even if we forget about specific ingredients, there are still a huge variety of different types and styles of this beverage. No wonder things get confusing when it comes to choosing the right glassware! It’s almost like a puzzle.
Realistically, you can drink whatever beer you would like out of any glass you find. Just make sure the glass is clean and free of residue to help maintain head and keep flavor pure. However, if you want to drink by the books, here’s a cheat sheet for pairing each beer style with the proper glass. With this guide, you’ll experience each beer’s unique aroma, striking look and distinctive flavor to the max!