How to Discuss Beer Like a Professional

Describe beer.

New beer consumers frequently start out with lagers. Lagers can have a light, slightly malty flavour because they are made with bottom fermenting yeast, which has a lesser tolerance to alcohol. American traditional lagers include Yuengling, Coors, Miller High Life, and Coors Light. And Jim Koch, a co-founder of Boston Beer Co., the company that creates Sam Adams beer, says that lagers are a fantastic introduction to beer for beginners.

He described them as “clean, consistent, well crafted, and not very flavour demanding.” As you climb the flavour ladder, it’s not a bad place to start.

An IPA is what?

The qualities of India Pale Ales (IPAs), which include a variety of beer varieties, are mostly derived from hops and herbal, citrus, or fruity flavours. Depending on the type of hops used, the finished product may be bitter and have a high alcohol content. While some IPAs have a pronounced, bitter flavour, others taste almost entirely of citrus. Popular IPA varieties include New England Style IPA, British IPA, and West Coast IPA.

According to Bon Appétit, New England IPAs have mild bitterness and a fruity flavour, but the British type is more bitter and maltier. West Coast IPAs seem to strike a balance between the bitterness and fruitiness, standing somewhere in the middle. Discovering which IPA style complements your palate is the greatest method to determine your preferences.

IPAs are typically a beer drinker’s first exposure to the world of craft beer, according to Koch. He advises sampling a range of IPA varieties before deciding on a few favourites.

Describe pale ale.

While typically hoppy, pale ales have less alcohol than IPAs. The majority of pale ales, which can include English pale ale, blonde ale, American pale ale, and American amber ale, are malty, medium-bodied beers that are simple to consume.

Describe the pilsner.

Beers that come from the Czech Republic are classified as lagers. German pilsners have a light gold hue and a crisp flavour, whereas Czech pilsners have a somewhat darker hue and more bitter flavour.

Describe stout beer.

Stouts are a dark beer that vary in flavour depending on where they are produced. The majority of sweet stouts come from Ireland and England, and they are distinguished by their mild bitterness. In fact, some of the most known stout beers in the world are made by Ireland’s Guinness brand.

Stouts are a “sweet, full-bodied, slightly roasty ale that can imply coffee-and-cream, or sweetened espresso,” according to the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP), which rates and analyses all beer genres. While the beer’s deeper hue may give the impression that it is difficult to drink, the sweetness from unfermented sugars in these stouts balances out any bitterness.

American-made stouts mix the traditional dark colour and creamy undertones with the bitter, hops characteristics that distinguish American brews. According to the BJCP, American stouts are robust, intensely roasted, bitter, and hops, with high malt characteristics that give them the flavour of coffee or dark chocolate.

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