Common Terms Used to Describe Beer

These are some common terms used to describe beer, some are more helpful than others. These can give you a common vocabulary to discuss the flavors in your beer with your fellow beer lovers.

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Term Description Possible Causes
Flatstale, papery, or cardboard like flavorstoo much contact with air, high temperatures while the beer aged, old beer
Mustymildew and stale aroma-
Oxidizedflat, rotten, stale, papery, or cardboard like flavorstoo much contact with air or high aging temperatures, or old beer
Rottenflat, rotten, stale, papery, or cardboard like flavorstoo much contact with air or high aging temperatures, or old beer
Staleflat, rotten, stale, papery, or cardboard like flavorstoo much contact with air or high aging temperatures, or old beer

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