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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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Beer and Food Chart

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Beer and Food Chart

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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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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Flavor Triangle

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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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Beer Six Pack

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Beer Flavors Six Pack

An overview of six common beer flavor profiles: Crisp & Clean, Malty & Sweet, Dark & Roasty, Hoppy & Bitter, Fruity & Spicy and Sour, Tart & Funky.

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