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Publisher's Summary

Everyone knows how to drink beer, but few know how to really taste it with an understanding of the finer points of brewing, serving, and food pairing. Discover the ingredients and brewing methods that make each variety unique, and learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, and mouthfeel of all the major beer styles. Recommendations for more than 50 types of beer from around the world encourage you to expand your horizons. Uncap the secrets in every bottle of the world's greatest drink!

©2009 Randy Mosher (P)2017 Tantor

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"An excellent way to get a professional grounding in beer." (Cicerone Certification Program)

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Good bad not so great reader

If you're using this audiobook to study for Cicerone or BJCP exams beware of pronunciation. The readers of this audiobook butcher some very key terminology.

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grain,water and hops. transformed by yeast

So many styles so much to enjoy. great listen and very knowledgeable. helps you appreciate beer even more.

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A must read for beer lovers.

A must read for beer lovers. Educational as well as entertaining! From history to styles and brewing.

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Pronounciation changes

Only thing I didn't like was that the narrator would pronounce the same world 3-4 different ways sometimes. I'm familiar with most of the words but I could see it being really confusing for someone who wasn't. Otherwise it was a fantastic read and well narrated.

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  • Andrew
  • 05-08-17

Too much info for an audio book

As a self confessed beer geek I can confirm that this is one of the best beer reference books you can buy.
It works brilliantly as a book that you can duck in and out off and reference beer styles and types at your leisure.
Unfortunately as an audio book it's 'information overload'.
At a colossal 16 hours long it is a challenging listen of facts and figures which goes on and on. Great content no doubt but definitely more suited to a written book.

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  • Andrew
  • 02-11-18

<br />Great intro about world of beers and how it's mad

A bit too boring when he gets too much into describing each style. Unless you're into that type of beer it won't be interesting to you