A beer glossary
Since this board should maintain a minimum of post quality, this thread will define and explain common terms, idioms and misconceptions.Sticky AppliedParameters that are relevant to a brewtalk about taste, color, foam, the amount of alcohol, the weight...needs additionsFermentation
Since beer is brewed using yeast, further differences arise from the kind of yeast used, which may be top- or bottom-fermenting, as well as a combination of both.
Due to the brewing temperature that is used with top-fermenting yeast, beers that are considering top-fermenting often have "fruity" taste compounds.
See the links for more information on yeast and it's distinguishing qualities.Percieved bitterness
Measured in IBU and EBU, it is exactly what it sounds like.needs additionsColour / Color
The color of a brew depends on the malt used, and some dark beers are brewed with additional roasted barley that was not malted.needs additionsStrength
This varies widely due to the different variations of beer. Without further tricks, it stays around the range of 3% vol. - 14% vol.needs additionsDescribing taste, flavour etc.see the titlestill todoCommon kinds/flavours of beer
While there are many types of beer brewed, the basics of brewing beer are shared across national and cultural boundaries.Beer Types and Styles Useful linkssee the titleneeds writing