Putting Language to Beer

How We Describe What's In The Glass with Mark Dredge

Season 3


Episode 133

Anyone who has ever attempted to describe the flavours and aromas of a beer will know that putting language to what’s in the glass is both challenging, subjective and needs the right terminology.

But what if we don’t possess the language for ourselves or a customer doesn’t quite know what they’re after, but they certainly know what they don’t want…!

As brewers, bar staff and bottle shop owners, it’s our job to be able to help consumers navigate the turbid waters of Hazy IPAs and describe the ‘soft, pillowy grapefruit’ that awaits them upon first pour.

In his latest reiteration of the Flavour Wheel, beer writer and educator Mark Dredge joins Nick this week to talk about how we talk about flavour and aroma and put language to beer.  Pick up a copy of the Flavour Wheel or the pack of 6 from beerdredge.com

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Lallemand Brewing

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