Whether you are pouring beer from a can, bottle, growler or draft system; tilt the glass 45 degrees and pour down the side of the glass until it’s half full, then tilt it to the upright position and finish pouring the beer down the middle of the glass.
Raise the glass against a light source and evaluate the appearance. Comment on the clarity of the beer, it’s colour and foam quality.
Swirl the glass to stimulate the aromatics in the beer, bring it close to your nose and inhale. Comment on hop and malt aroma, yeast signature, and any other aromatic qualities of the beer.
Swirl the glass again and take a sip. Spread the beer everywhere in your mouth to reach all your taste buds. Evaluate the acidity, sweetness and bitterness in particular. Other perceptions of saltiness and umami are possible. As beer warms up taste will combine with your olfactory receptors in the back of your nose.
Swallow the beer and take notes of the mouthfeel from the front of your mouth to the back of your throat. Is it drying, round, chewy, creamy, warming? How about the carbonation?
Yeasts and Bacteria's
Fruity | Banana | Pear | ...
Spicy | Clove | Smoke | Vanilla
Slightly fruity | Banana | Apple | Anis
Floral | Rose