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Beer Tasting Tool Kit: How to Choose and Taste Beer Like a Brewer Paperback – February 8, 2012

3.8 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews

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About the Author

Jeff Alworth writes the blog Beervana (beervana.blgspot.com), a site devoted to all things craft-beer related in his home city of Portland, Oregon. He writes extensively about beer for many publications and regularly brews craft beer in his own home.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Box Bklt/C edition (February 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452101760
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452101767
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 2.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,072,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Jeff Alworth writes about beer, cider, and occasionally, politics. He recently completed The Beer Bible (Workman) and Cider Made Simple (Chronicle) and is at work on Brewing the World's Classic Styles (Storey).

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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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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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By Oz 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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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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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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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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By Schammy 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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I like this book for general information. As someone who has been a bar tender in a brewery for 5+ years, it was lacking a bit of depth, for a beginner on the other hand, I think this book is amazing. It touches many topics and goes over them briefly, the beer style information was my favorite part. Definitely worth my time.
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