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Beer Tasting Quick Reference Guide
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2012
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The simple, easy to read and understand booklet gives novices and enthusiasts alike a guide to discovering new beer and uncovering hidden aspects of old favorites. The kit itself is nicely done and provides all you need to conduct a beer tasting for yourself and friends except the beer and glasses. Included cards for evaluations help make sense of what your mouth is experiencing and make a nice conversation piece. Though it all seems simple and straightforward, you'll be surprised by how much you'll learn about beer, the link between ingredients and taste and your own preferences.

This is the perfect complement to the explosion in American craft beer and a guaranteed great excuse for a party!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 10, 2013
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Purchased this kit for my dad's birthday, since he's crazy about tasting beers and home brewing. He was SO happy with the kit. He felt like such a pro.
He made the whole family gather for a tasting party so we could sample and test all of his different brewed beers. My dad loved how the taste testing taught you what kind of beer you prefer.

Great for beer pros or beer beginners!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 27, 2013
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This book gave an OK overview and history of the different beer styles.
And some helpful insight on beer matching food.
But I was hoping for more, a very short read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 10, 2013
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I read this book, cover to cover, in just over an hour. If you're new to beer, and particularly beer tastings, and prefer to not come across as an idiot when imbibing, this book is for you. For the more experienced, you may want a heartier guide.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 27, 2012
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This is a well-written overview of beer styles and tasting suggestions. If there's a shortcoming, it is that the book could be more detailed with respect to the various styles and how to taste and pair them. Of course, then it would not be a Quick Reference Guide. Jeff has done a nice job putting together a book that is informative, yet succinct. The book is exactly what the title says it is.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2012
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This is definitely a "quick" reference guide. Don't expect more than that. Would be a nice companion to a blind tasting party.
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on December 30, 2014
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Among the army of people writing about beer these days, Jeff Alworth and his Beervana blog stand out. There’s no doubt the guy knows craft beer from just about every possible angle. Some Amazon reviewers have dinged “Beer Tasting Quick Reference Guide” for its short length and lack of detail. The book delivers exactly what the title promises.

With craft and homebrewers constantly pushing the boundaries of beer styles, Alworth has done a great job of describing the most commonly recognized styles in a simple, clear fashion. If you enjoy sampling flights at brewpubs and you’re looking for more sophisticated ways to learn about beer, this is a handy book. What I found most worthwhile was the array of blind tasting ideas. Alworth has compiled a well-organized and varied list of suggestions that even knowledgeable beer connoisseurs can appreciate.

The good news for those who want a more in depth book: on his website, Alworth says he’s currently working on “The Beer Bible,” due out in Fall 2015.
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on May 22, 2014
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Nice book, but it's not amazing. Because we have BJCP to look for what we want about principais characteristics of each beer style! That's all.
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on April 14, 2014
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I'm a noob so I was really interested in this book because I am trying to build my vocabulary and palate to be better at tasting beer. this was a helpful start into the world, but it is definitely just a primer.
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on April 6, 2014
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This is a good reference guide if you are just starting into the amazing world of beer. For the more experienced beer fans, I do not recommend it. Condensed enough to make a beer conversation interesting with a fellow beer fan.
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