Originally Posted by Hermit
I've seen references where some people say they can taste the difference between plain table sugar and invert sugar in beer while others say they can't. .
Doesn't sound credible to me. Sucrose is a glucose and fructose
molecule connected end to end. At low pH you disconnect them
and have an equilibrium mixture of glucose, fructose and sucrose.
What these people are saying is that they can tell the difference
between sucrose and a mixture of the three. Have you ever tasted
corn sugar (glucose) and fructose? They taste exactly the same
as sucrose; for a given amount fructose is the sweeter of the three,
but no actual difference in taste.