Learning the Art of Beer Tasting – Part 1
|October 29, 2012||Posted by 2nobledogs under Basics, How To, Judging, Methods|
Have you ever wanted to learn the ins and outs of beer tasting? If you are reading this post I assume that answer is yes. Well, me too… I have been homebrewing for a while now but have never really picked up the art of being able to taste and describe beer accurately or consistently. Oh sure, I can tell you if a beer is bad or has diacetyl present, but, I can’t really tell you whether a particular beer is consistent with a specific style. This takes practice and a fine tuned palette. So, I embarking on a journey to fine tune my palette and practice, practice, practice…..
That said, I’m challenging myself to increase my beer knowledge and vocabulary to a point where I can sit for the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) exam. Over the next several months I will be chronicling my path to accomplish this goal. Because this will be an evolving course I will be trying different methods and materials to hone in on the best way to absorb the information. I will be breaking down each of the BJCP categories in manageable chunks and probably throwing in a brew day recipe when appropriate.
I hope that you will join me in this journey and exchange your thoughts and ideas as we move forward. And…when the next homebrew competition comes around you and I will have the knowledge and confidence to sit down and judge some great beer.
Stay tuned and Happy Brewing!