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Flavor Components in Beer

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Flavor Components in Beer

This chart takes a look at common flavors experienced when tasting craft beer and what causes them as well as if they should or shouldn’t be present in a particular beer style.

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Craft Beer and Cheese Style Guide

The American Cheese Society shares classic craft beer and cheese pairings paying close attention to intensities, balance and flavor profiles.

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Craft Beer and Food Pairing Guide

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Beer and Food Pairing Guide

The CraftBeer.com Beer & Food Pairing Chart breaks down pairing by looking at food components and beer flavors to describe potential interactions and provides examples of familiar dishes.

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Beer Tasting Mat

This simple tasting mat helps you keep your beer samples organized and tasting notes organized.

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What’s Wrong With My Beer?

This handy chart looks at some common flaws caused by the mishandling of beer. Learn what to look for and why these flaws occur.

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Beer Tasting Sheet

This beer tasting sheet helps you analyze the main characteristics of beer, including appearance, aroma and mouthfeel.

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Interactive Tasting Worksheets

These forms take you through tasting five common beer styles alongside four common food ingredients to allow you to quickly form generalizations about common interactions between beer and food.

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Tasting Tools

Beer and Cheese Please!

CraftBeer.com's Andy Sparhawk shares tips for pairing craft beer and cheese including matching intensities, pairing complimentary and contrasting flavors and how to taste each component of a pairing.

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CraftBeer.com Flavor Triangle

The CraftBeer.com Flavor Triangle demonstrates that flavor is more than just taste, it's a combination of taste, aroma and sensation on the palate that all work together to create an intensity that you perceive.

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