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Homebrewtastic 02-23-2012 02:55 PM

Hilarious Misinformation
 
So for work I'm going to be taking the WSET test. It's a certification for Beer, Spirits and Wine. We were offered a training course through one of our vendors, that the vendor developed.

Here's a few of the gems that I picked out of the beer section.

Did you know that Lambics are defined as "Wheat beers with fruit blended into them. Usually very low carbonation."?

There's only 5 Trappist Breweries.

A decoction is where you remove some of the wort and heat it up.

And my favorite "Dark beer will always be stronger than light beer".

fifelee 02-23-2012 03:02 PM

Wow. Call them on it. Then tell then to send you to the cicerone program.

wailingguitar 02-23-2012 03:20 PM

Seriously, totally call them out on the bs! They are spreading that around like the flu if it's part of a training course. That is not good.

Pilgarlic 02-23-2012 03:35 PM

Trappist Breweries? I think 7 are actually recognized. They're not far off on that one:
Achel, Chimay, Koningshoeven, Orval, Rochefort, Westmalle and Westvleteren. Lots of "Abbey" beers, though.

Homercidal 02-23-2012 03:36 PM

Call them out!

AmandaK 02-23-2012 03:38 PM

There used to be only 5 trappist breweries. At the time of publication for "Brewmaster's Table", Achel and Koningshoeven were not Trappist breweries.

Homebrewtastic 02-23-2012 03:41 PM

Not to worry. I just shot out an email. I just got a good laugh out of the dark beer one. I wonder if they know that my dark mild has 3.5%ABV and that my IPA that's fermenting will end up at about 6%.

IffyG 02-23-2012 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Homebrewtastic (Post 3820453)

A decoction is where you remove some of the wort and heat it up.

Call me crazy, but a decoction in it's simplest form is removing some of the wort and heating it up...

Airborneguy 02-23-2012 03:46 PM

I just read an article a few days ago that they are about to certify another Trappist Brewery.

Here's the only decent mention I can find without more time to search:

http://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/the-8th-trappist-brewery/

TTB-J 02-23-2012 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IffyG (Post 3820677)
Call me crazy, but a decoction in it's simplest form is removing some of the wort and heating it up...

You're crazy... and correct. :D


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