You can use the beer guide as a reference, reference work or as a beer guide when you are looking for information about certain beers, but also when you are tasting yourself. Since that the name of the website has changed, more information can be found at the beers or brewery and this is clarified in the underlying paragraphs.
Characteristics that occur in a beer:
When tasting, there are 5 basic flavors, as you can see in the picture on the left. These flavors are gone different places on the tongue, but tasting beer is not only about what you taste, smell or see, there are also a number of other factors that can play a role, such as the glass, the foam head, carbon dioxide content, which can differ per bottle/season/brew, and even some flavor components which can differ per time. Yet the brewers try this so much possible to prevent. Because of this it can sometimes be the case that the information I have put with the beer does not match as you may perceive it. Also circumstance in which you can drink beer ensure that the experience can be different during the tasting, for example the atmosphere, circumstances and the place where you are.
When tasting a beer, an important beer characteristic is the beer style or sometimes also called beer type. There are many different beer styles and this website uses the subdivision like the one at Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines was created in 2019, but beer styles have been added over the years as breweries experiment. I have for this one format chosen, because nowhere in the world a fixed format has been established. Because beers are placed in a beer style, it is often easier to recognize several ingredients during the brewing process tasting or comparing a beer from another brewery placed in the same beer style. Ingredients are therefore decisive for a beer style.
EBC / EBU:
Two other characteristics that can often be found in a beer are EBC and EBU/IBU. But what does this actually mean? European Bitterness Unit (EBU) is a European unit for the bitterness of beer. The higher the EBU value, the more bitter the beer. European Brewery Convention (EBC) is a European agreement on the standard for determining the color of beer. The higher the EBC, the more darker the beer in color.
Characteristics that occur at a brewery:
Information can also be found about the breweries and sometimes breweries are also subdivided into categories, I have not yet been able to find an official subdivision of this either, so I have the website opted for the following categorization;;
Also, this site could not exist without the help of my relatives, friends, colleagues and of course not to forget the breweries and cafes. Many like to help me to to make this website as complete as possible, by sending the beers or beer labels. If you have beers or beer labels that are not yet on this website, you can always contact me approach info[at]beerguide.nl and with this you would be very happy to join me and the other visitors of this website, so that the website becomes even more complete.