Category Archives: Beer Dictionaries

Beer Encyclopedia by Samuel Adams®

 Glossary Description

Improve your beer vocabulary with Samuel Adams’ Beer Encyclopedia. This is the ultimate dictionary for beer lovers. Navigate this rich illustrated dictionary by alphabet or by relationship of the issues (via hyperlinked related terms).

“We don’t think anyone should feel confused or inferior when talking beer. (…) Looking for the definition of a brewing term that you don’t understand? Peruse our beer & brewing encyclopedia to expand your brewing knowledge and vocabulary.”

Please note that Samuel Adams takes seriously their “responsibility to limit website access to adults of legal drinking age” and you will have to enter a birth date to be able to visit the site.

Example Term: Chocolate Malt

Despite its name, there is no actual chocolate used in the malting process for chocolate malt. Its name comes from its dark appearance and roasty flavor only reminiscent of dark chocolate. So, if you’re looking to give your sweetheart a box of chocolate malt for Valentine’s day, you might want to reconsider your choice of gift.
Related Terms: Roasted Malt.

Glossary / Dictionary Details

Title: Beer Encyclopedia by Samuel Adams® Terms: 216
Link: http://www.samueladams.com/discover-craft/beer-encyclopedia.aspx Language: English
Quote as: Beer Encyclopedia by Samuel Adams®.  © The Boston Beer Company, Boston, MA  [+link] Last visited: November 04, 2011

 

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Beer-Pages.com Beer Glossary

Beer-Pages.com Beer Glossary

No. of terms: 400+

Language: English

Description:Beer-pages.com is an online magazine dedicated to real beer. Responsible for the site and as well as for this comprehensive glossary are Roger Protz (“the world’s foremost beer writer and taster’) and Tom Cannavan, Publishing Editor of beer-pages.com. This Beer Glossary is certainly your one-stop reference when looking for insight definitions of beer terminology.

Example term: STOUT
There are two basic types of stout, bitter stout and sweet (or milk) stout. The sweet stuff, as epitomised by Mackeson and many other regional brews is not dissimilar to a gassier, richer, darker version of mild. Classic stout is, however, bitter stout and Guinness, Murphy’s and Beamish are all first-rate. They are also all Irish, of course, although stout is a derivative of porter, an entirely English creation that has fallen by the wayside and, perversely, no such similar products are made by a British brewery, let alone an English one, although Mackeson is, as indicated above, just one of many British sweet stouts produced. Draught stout is about 4-4.5% ABV and bottled 4.5- 5%, although bottled versions exported to the tropics can be as high as 8%. The startling difference between bottled and draught bitter stout, whether Guinness, Murphy’s or Beamish is one of gas: the bottled version like all bottled beers contains CO2, which is coarse on the tongue and accentuates the extreme bitter character of a stout, whereas a head on the draught version is principally nitrogen, an inert gas that is smooth on the tongue and the creamy effect this provides subdues the bitter elements. Draught Guinness in the all-black can, not the gold one, was the first stout to utilise the DraughtflowTM System, which employs nitrogen to produce a very similar creamy effect in a can, since when Beamish and Murphy’s have followed suit. The same technology has been applied to Guinness Draught Bitter in a can, a move that has been followed by Boddington, Flowers and others (see DraughtflowTM System).

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Keywords: Beer Glossary, Beer Dictionary, Beer Terms, Beer Terminology, Brewing terms, Beer Lexicon

Quote as: Beer Glossary, All original materials © 2004 Tom Cannavan.

Einbecker Beer Glossary

Einbecker Beer Glossary

No. of terms: below 100

Language: English, German, Italian, French and Spanish!

Description: Even though a small beer glossary, this reference work is worth mentioning for being multilingual. After each description you find links to the same entry in the other languages.

Example term: Drinking temperature
The ideal drinking temperature for beer is between seven and nine degrees Celsius. Beer should not be warmed up or cooled too quickly – it spoils the flavor. Hot water and freezers are taboo!
This term in other languages:
* Deutsch: Trinktemperatur
* English: Drinking temperature
* Italiano: Temperatura
* Español: Temperatura de consumo
* Français: Température de dégustation

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Brewing Glossary

Foampage Brewing Glossary


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Golden Favourite

No. of terms: 350

Language: English

Description: Excellent glossary for everyone interested in beer brewing. Good and wide selection of terms, clear definitions. Must visit!

Example term: barley
A cereal of the genus Hordeum, a member of the Gramineae or grass family of plants that also includes wheat, rye, oats, maize, rice, millet and sorghum. There are two varieties (2-row, 6-row) classified according to the number of rows of seeds on each of the heads of the plant. When malted, barley is the cereal grain preferred for brewing because the seed is covered by a husk that protects the germ during malting and helps to filter the wort during lautering by forming a filter bed. The essential qualities for brewing barley are high starch content, sufficient diastatic power to transform the starch into sugar, and low protein content.

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Beer Lexicon

Beer Lexicon – Terms to Impress Your Friends. By Sara Doersam

No. of terms: 95

Language: English

Description: I like the attitude of this glossary of beer terms found on Sallys-place.com: Do you want to impress your friends with some new found beer savvy? Read on to discover a collection of terms used in brewing and tasting. Soon you’ll be able to order beer with confidence and even spread the word about the delights of craft brewed beer. In short, you’ll become a beer expert!”

The glossary covers Beer Styles, General Beer Terms, Brewing Terms, Brewing Equipment, Brewing Ingredients and Beer Tasting Terms.

Example term: Light-struck
The skunky smell or flavor that results from a beer being exposed to too much direct sun or fluorescent lights. It is particularly pervasive in light beers packaged in green or clear bottles and is less common in beers packaged in brown bottles. It is caused by the reaction of hop oils to ultraviolet light.

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“How to Brew” Glossary

How to Brew – Glossary By John Palmer

No. of terms: 100

Language: English

Description: A glossary of specialized brewing and beer terms divided into two groups – Basic/fundamental terms and advanced ones, more likely to come up as you progress in your home brewing skills and experience.

Example term: Blow-off
A type of airlock arrangement consisting of a tube exiting from the fermenter, submerging into a bucket of water, that allows the release of carbon dioxide and removal of excess fermentation material.

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Quote as: Beer Glossary, All material copyright 1999, John Palmer.

Brew Monkey – Beer Glossary

Brew Monkey – Beer Glossary

No. of terms: 160

Language: English

Description: Glossary with a balance vocabulary “to keep you in the know about brewing and beer terminology.”

Example term: Crystal malt
When fresh malt is carefully dried at warm temperatures, some of the starches are converted to sugars which crystallize within the grains. When these crystal malts are used in brewing, they add sweetness, body and a reddish gold color to the beer.

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BeerTutor’s Beer Glossary

BeerTutor’s Beer Glossary

No. of terms: 53

Description: A small glossary of beer terms commonly used in beer rating, home brewing, and general discussions about beer.

Example term: Lager
Lager comes from the German word “lagern” which means “to store”. Lagers are made with “bottom-fermenting” strains of yeast which means that the yeast ferments at the bottom of the fermentation tank. Lagers are brewed for longer periods of time than ales and at colder temperatures.

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