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We continue to offer a range of training options so that you can continue to learn and develop.

Online courses – We are delivering tutor-led training courses online. Find out more.

Face-to-face training – We will be resuming delivery of courses on site from March 2021. We’ll be doing so while observing social distancing and safety measures. View programme.

Book with confidence – We will not charge transfer fees if you need to move your booking to another course date or alternative course/event due to Covid-19.

Tailored training – We also provide tailored training for your teams online or face to face.

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Please view our training and development programmes listed below, and book with confidence.

Sensory training for beer

This course is available as a tailored option for those who have a number of staff who would benefit from the training. If you would like more information please complete the enquiry form

Benefits of attending

By attending the course you will gain the skills and knowledge required  to evaluate beers and to understand the key positive and negative characteristics.

The course is suitable for brewery employees, beer sensory panel leaders and anybody interested in developing the skills necessary to evaluate the quality of packaged beer.

Training Course content

  • Sensory Analysis - an overview
  • Physiological and psychological aspects of perception - the human senses
  • Good sensory practices
  • Overview of sensory methodology - what, why and when?
  • Beer flavours (including tasting exercises)
    • Malt
    • Hops
    • Fermentation/maturation
  • Practical exercises focusing on:
    • beer defects and positive attributes
    • evaluation of commercial suitability of beer
    • quality scoring of beer samples


Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of best practice Sensory Analysis
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the origins of beer flavours
  • Demonstrate a systematic approach to flavour evaluation
  • Recognise key beer flavours including off-flavours and taints
  • Describe beer flavours effectively using a technical and common language
Event Director - Sue Purcell

Further information

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