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Franklin’s Second Rule of Beer Tasting

“The truth is that in beer there are the same components… that make fruits, flowers and spices and all the rest smell as they do. So before you pick up the glass, start believing that beers can taste of anything. From TCP to elderflower through citrus tastes of orange and grapefruit to toffee to cardboard — anything. Once you open your mind to this possibility you’re on the right track.”

Pioneering British brewer Sean Franklin in ‘Tasting Beer’, Brewer’s Contact, September 2006.

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