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1

What are the main characteristics to taste for in a beer?

  1. maltiness
  2. hoppiness (bitterness)
  3. fruitiness

2

What is malt?

Fermented cereal grains such
as wheat and barley

3

What are the two principal types of beer?

Ales and Lagers

4

What are the main attributes
of an ale?

  • Made with "top-fermenting" strains of yeast
  • Ferments best at warmer temperatures, which leads to faster fermentation
  • Has more hops, malt, and roasted malt
  • Bitterness

5

What are the main attributes
of a lager?

  • Made with "bottom-fermenting" strains of yeast, which sink to the bottom of the tank
  • Ferments best at colder temperatures
  • Mild, crisp taste

6

The following are examples of what variety of beer?

  • Barley Wine
  • Porter
  • Stout
  • Wheat Beer

Ale

7

The following are examples of what variety of beer?

  • Bock
  • Dunkel
  • Oktoberfest / Märzen
  • Pilsner

Lager

8
What should you taste for in the following beer?

American Light Lager

  • subtle, lean, and crisp taste
  • e.g., Budweiser, Bock

9
What should you taste for in the following beer?

American Light (Generic Pale Ale)

  • hoppiness
  • (medium) light-bodied
  • e.g., Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

10
What should you taste for in the following beer?

Bock

  • full-bodied lager
  • strong, malty flavor
  • e.g., Shiner Bock

11
What should you taste for in the following beer?

Pilsner

  • light to medium-bodied lager
  • hoppy, dry flavor
  • e.g., Brooklyn Pilsner

12
What should you taste for in the following beer?

Barleywine

  • very full-bodied ale
  • strong flavor
  • distinct hoppiness
  • e.g., Bass No. 1 Barley Wine

13
What should you taste for in the following beer?

Bitter Beer

  • bitter ale
  • hoppy
  • e.g., most British IPAs (Indian pale ales)

14
What should you taste for in the following beer?

Cream Ale

  • light in body and color
  • mild
  • high level of carbonation
  • very little hop flavor
  • e.g., Six Point Sweet Action

15
What should you taste for in the following beer?

Indian Pale Ale

  • very hoppy amber beer
  • medium-bodied
  • e.g., Fuller's Indian Pale Ale (IPA)

16
What should you taste for in the following beer?

Porter

  • medium-bodied, dark ale
  • dry
  • roasted malt
  • e.g., Anchor Porter

17
What should you taste for in the following beer?

Scottish Ale

  • full-bodied and dark
  • strong
  • sweet
  • malt aroma and flavor
  • e.g., MacAndrew's Scotch Ale

18
What should you taste for in the following beer?

Stout

  • full-bodied, very dark ale
  • roasted flavor
  • e.g., Guinness

19
What should you taste for in the following beer?

Witbier

  • fruity ale
  • pale and cloudy with medium body
  • malt
  • hops
  • e.g., Blue Moon Belgian-style White Ale

20
What should you taste for in the following beer?

Hefeweizen

  • typically fruity ale
  • unfiltered wheat beer
  • light in color and body
  • banana
  • vanilla
  • e.g., Franziskaner

21

What is the right temperature at which to serve light beer and lager?

46 degrees Fahrenheit or lower; well chilled

22

What is the right temperature at which to serve dark lager and wheat beer? 

About 50 degrees Fahrenheit; lightly chilled

23

What is the right temperature at which to serve ales, stouts, and porters?

53-57 degrees Fahrenheit; cellar temperature

24

What is the right temperature at which to serve very dark, strong beers?

58-62 degrees Fahrenheit; room temperature

25

What distinguishes a light beer from regular beers?

Lower alcohol content and less calories

26

In which country did Oktoberfest, an annual beer celebration, originate?

Germany

27

What is the world's approximate ratio of beer sales to wine and liquor sales?

7 to 1

Beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage in the world

28

What is the oldest
trademark in history?

The Bass symbol, a red triangle registered in 1876

29

Which country has the most breweries in the world?

The United States,
with over 1,400 breweries

30

When was beer first mentioned in recorded history?

6,000 B.C.

Beer is documented on stone tablets in Sumeria and Babylonia, where it was prepared for sacrificial purposes.