Author Topic: ?Backwards? beer taste-to-style mapping  (Read 841 times)

Offline Allen

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?Backwards? beer taste-to-style mapping
« on: June 02, 2019, 05:22:33 AM »
TL;DR - does anyone know of a tool that maps flavors back to groups of beer styles?  We have numerous flavor wheels and style descriptions that go the other way, but I haven?t found a way to take a set of desired flavors and work back to BJCP styles that exemplify them. Seems like a stupid simple question, but I?m coming up empty.  Thanks!

Background:
Just returned from Norway with a bunch of flavor notes that I?d like to build recipes from.  I could just start with a (Norwegian, Kveik) farmhouse style and build from there, but I?m wondering what other styles might be good to explore.  I?ve made a bunch of flavor notes around adjuncts like juniper, raspberry, etc and want to take those flavors to search among beer styles.

The best I?ve found is to CTRL-F and search for words within a style guide, but that feels pretty inefficient...  ideas?

Offline Kevin58

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Re: ?Backwards? beer taste-to-style mapping
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2019, 08:24:57 AM »
Best suggestion I can give is to pick up a copy of Randy Mosher's book, Mastering Homebrewing. He talks about flavor profiles quite a bit. The more experience you have with the ingredients the easier it is recognize which ones you want to create your desired profile.
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