Craft Beer Q&A
I want a glass of ‘malty’ beer!
‘Malt’ brought out an array of flavors. For example, light-colored malt gives malt grains, biscuits characters; wheat beer gives bread, dough flavors; dark-colored malt lends characters like cheese, caramel, honey; deep-roasted malt gives notes of coffee, chocolate, bake, etc. All of these diverse characters make beer more interesting and charming.
Q1. Do all stouts taste bitter?
The bitterness of beer come mainly from hops. Although deep-roasted malt will bring a little bitter touch as well, professional brewers will make efforts in the sweet balance. The complexity of deep roasted malt flavors is what makes a great stout stands out from others.
Q2. Why did bartenders rinse the glass before pouring it?
This is the right thing to do. Rinsing the glass removes any dust and residual cleaning agent attached, so that the beer foam will be more sustainable.
Q3. Do all the beer look clear in appearance?
It depends on the beer style. Most of the Lager are clear. Beer without filtration of yeast, wheat beer, and IPAs that emphasize on aromas of hops, may look turbid.
Q4. My beer is not cold enough, should I add ice to it?
Beer is brewed with precise designation. Melting ice dilutes the flavors that supposed you could enjoy neat. Therefore it is not recommended to add ice when serving.
Q2. 為什麼 bartender 在倒酒之前，再為我沖洗杯子？
視乎啤酒款式，大多的 Lager 啤酒，酒色都是清澈的。不過濾酵母、小麥啤酒、或是強調酒花香氣的美式 IPA，酒色混濁都是正常的狀況。