Esters vs. Phenols in Beer

When perceiving certain aromas of beer, you may hear people refer to “esters” and “phenols.” The fact of the matter is, esters and phenols are quite different, though they can be present at the same time. Let’s take a look at some of the main causes in the brewing process.

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The Secrets to Better Beer Foam

There’s nothing like the look of a creamy head on a homebrewed stout or the lacing on a glass after finishing a Belgian ale. But beer foam isn’t just about appearance. The bubbles from your beer impact carbonation level, aroma, flavor and body. Beer foam is a complicated and far from understood phenomenon. So, what is foam?

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