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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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A great intro to the flavor dimension of beer

An eye opener into the interactions and contributions of the different ingredients in beer to achieve its final flavor.

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This book is brilliant for learning how to...

... appreciate beer. Randy teaches you so much, and it's a privilege to be taught by him

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Probably the best book on beer

Excellent for both beginner and advanced beer lovers. Great for BJCP and early Cicerone exams. Will listen again

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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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  • ogmarkyvee
  • 02-09-17

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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  • Michael Dahlman
  • 13-03-18

Covering beer from grain to glass!

Highly recommended for beer enthusiast, bartenders and those new to beer. very informative, made me want to brew my own batch.

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  • Genevieve Y.
  • 31-07-19

omg can I please get the Clif notes version!!!

so, there's some valuable info here but there's an unnecessary 7-8 hours of waxing poetic, rephrasing poetic lyric crap, and quoting texts from the middle ages.

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  • Deb
  • 13-12-18

THE Modern Standard

Randy Mosher’s Tasting Beer 2nd Edition is the modern standard by which all other beer books are measured. It’s the first book anyone should read in their quest for Cicerone certification or even just to get a better deeper understanding of anything and everything Beer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-03-18

Simplifying the complex world of beer & brewing

A must read for anyone interested in beer, history and/or culinary arts. I also found that following along with the 2nd edition book helpful, especial later chapters about style.

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  • DHEbooks
  • 04-01-18

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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  • james aldridge
  • 11-12-17

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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  • James L
  • 08-09-20

Lots of new info

Great updated information from the first edition. Some of the narrator's pronounciations are suspect, but not from lack of enthusiasm 🍻

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  • Mike von
  • 28-02-20

Road to Cicerone

Basically the text book introduction to beer. Well written and carefully though out by author Randy Mosher did a fabulous job writing this book.

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  • Ryne T. Gardner
  • 10-08-19

Most Encompassing Book on Overall Beer Knowledge

This book is a great resource to understanding all things beer. I constantly come back to this book picking up new information each time I read it