Beer Flavor Descriptors are a common vocabulary used by most beer enthusiasts when describing or reviewing beer. Check out the beer flavor wheel above for a more defined set of flavor descriptions. As described in the
Evaluating Beer page on this website, the method of evaluating beer can be broken down into four basic sensory methods. These include:
Touch or Feel
To truly enjoy your beer tasting experience, you should use all of your senses. What follows is a list of some common beer flavor terminology broken down into the above categories.
The Beer's Head: persistent, rocky, large, fluffy, dissipating, lingering, white, off white, tan, frothy, delicate. To help with the beer's head retention, try adding flaked wheat (from MoreBeer.com) or add flaked barley.
The more you practice the art and science of evaluating beer, the
more beer flavor descriptors you will acquire. These are but a few and
you may find many beer flavor descriptors of your own. Keep coming back to Winning-Homebrew.com and never brew CRAPPY BEER again!