Why does my beer taste like that? A short journey into why beer doesn't always taste as it should

Course Dates: 24/07/18
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Sometimes a beer doesn’t taste quite as it should. Find out why that might be and also taste some beers when a brewer actually wants some stranger flavours.


What is the course about?

This course will cover where off flavours in beers might come from and to taste some beers where the ‘off flavours’ are meant to be there!!

What will we cover?

• Off flavours in beer, where they might come from
• What some of the more usual off flavours in beer smell like
• Tasting session covering five beers.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Explain where off flavours in beer might come from
• Identify some of the more usual off flavours by smell
• State a number of beers where ‘off flavours’ are meant to be there,
• Both in group discussion and in teams, use this knowledge to identify what causes the ’off flavours’ in the beers tasted.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Suitable for people who are just discovering the exciting world of beer and seasoned drinkers alike.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Mini lecture
Question and answer.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No other costs.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Try one of our other beer and wine courses.

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See the course guide for term dates and further details


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Course Code: UBR08

Tue, eve, 24 Jul - 24 Jul '18

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £39.00
Senior fee: £39.00
Concession: £39.00
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