Anatomy & Physiology of Flavor

Anatomy & Physiology of Flavor

You walk into a bar and spy your favorite beer brand on tap.  Your mouth begins to water and a smile creases your lips.  There is a lot going on in your head and you've not even ordered yet!!

Beer drinking is such a sensual experience – you already knew that! But why?

At the most basic level of beer sensation ~     FLAVOR = SMELL + TASTE

But there is more to it than that -

Introduction to the Science of Beer

Introduction to the Science of Beer

A few years back, I started home brewing with the W5 Home Brew group at our home, The Castle. Beer making not only brewed great friendships, great times and delicious beer, but fermented a scientific curiosity about the entire process and effect of beer.  Questions were raised not only about how beer is crafted but why are beer drinkers so generally happy drinking beer?