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Flavour tracking

How consistent is the flavour of your beer?

Has the flavour profile of your beer drifted with time?

Our Flavour Tracking service can help you answer these questions. A benchmark brand flavour profile is established against which the flavour of subsequent brews can be compared and consistency tracked over time. The benchmark profile can also serve as a reference against which multi-plant operators can check consistency and/or the impact of raw material/process changes can be assessed. Sensory evaluation and instrumental analyses would be used to establish this profile.

If flavour anomalies are detected or a drift in flavour is identified then recommendations to rectify the situation is reported.

Flavour benchmark

The benchmark profile is based on the tasting of three discrete samples of the fresh beer by our expert panel. The beer can also be subjected to the following analyses: pH, bitterness, ethanol, PG, OG and flavour volatiles (esters, higher alcohols, acetaldehyde, vicinal diketones and DMS).

A full benchmark report includes:

Flavour check

To measure flavour consistency it is recommended that monitoring occurs on a six monthly basis. A report on this monitoring can include:

Contact us

If you would like further information or prices please email us at or call our switchboard on +44(0)1386 842000 and they will be happy to direct your call to the relevant person.

Where we refer to UKAS Accreditation

The Campden BRI group companies listed below are both accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope of methods, specific to each site, as detailed in the schedules of accreditation bearing the testing laboratory number. The schedules may be revised from time to time and reissued by UKAS. The most recent issue of the schedules are available from the UKAS website

Campden BRI (Chipping Campden) Limited is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1079 Campden BRI (Nutfield) is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1207