Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink
This completely updated second edition of the best-selling beer resource features the most current information on beer styles, flavor profiles, sensory evaluation guidelines, craft beer trends, food and beer pairings, and draft beer systems. You'll learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, mouth-feel, and vocabulary of the major beer styles -- including ales, lagers, weissbeirs, and Belgian beers -- and develop a more nuanced understanding of your favorite brews with in-depth sections on recent developments in the science of taste. Spirited drinkers will also enjoy the new section on beer cocktails that round out this comprehensive volume.
From the Back Cover The Portable Beer Expert Can you tell a Weissbeir from a Belgian? Deepen your appreciation of your favorite brews by learning to identify the scents, colors, and flavors of all the major beer styles. This completely updated second edition of the best-selling classic explores the culture, chemistry, and creativity that make craft beers so wonderfully complex. Randy Mosher delivers expert insights into the science of brewing and tasting, along with expanded sections on serving and pairing, including recipes for beer cocktails. The ultimate guide to enjoying every pint to the fullest features 10,000 years of history, dizens of distinct styles, hundreds of breweries, and 900 identified flavors.