Originally Posted by AHammer16
thanks for the link "wild" that makes some sense. but how does one know what ester and other described chemicals taste like?
well, this might require some research...DRINK MORE BEER!
but serious now.....try to find a local homebrew club and join, and learn from fellow members and their brews. or if you can, get w/ a certified beer judge. maybe look for a sensory evaluation course through the Beer Judge Certification Program www.bjcp.org
. our, just start trying different styles of beer, reading the description of the beers off their web pages/labels, and reading up on yeast profiles www.whitelabs.com
. do some side by side taste comparisons.....Pilsner Urquell vs. Belhaven Saint Andrew's Ale or Oberdorfer Dunkel Weis vs. Anchor Steam (just examples). it sounds crazy, but it's kind of hard to describe unless you've tasted it in a beer. lame answer, i know........