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Oxidation Effects in Beer

  • Speaker:
  • Gordon Strong
  • Track: Sensory Analysis
  • Homebrew Con 2019
  • Providence, RI

There are hundreds of compounds in beer that change as it oxidizes. Simple sensory descriptions of oxidation often focus on a limited set of effects, particularly those common to pale lagers. However, oxidation effects over time are much wider in the full range of beer styles. Grandmaster beer judge Gordon Strong discusses the various ways a beer changes during oxidation, with a focus on recognizing and characterizing the sensory effects.

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