Tasting Beer

Off Flavors: Astringency or Tannic

Astringency is sometimes described as tannic, stemming from  tannins (polyphenol compounds found in plants) that is responsible for that dry feeling in your mouth.   READ MORE…

Off-Flavors: Diacetyl aka Butter

Diacetyl, pronounced (die-uh-sea-tul), is an organic compound known for its buttery or “movie popcorn” flavor.  Diacetyl is naturally found in beer as it is a byproduct of the fermentation process.   READ MORE…