The Beer Tray
The tray is both handy to carry a round of beers, but also useful with its flavour descriptions. We hope that it becomes a platform for many beer-based conversations and a handy way to navigate in the vast and expanding beer universe.
The content on our Beer Flavour Terminology Tray is closely based on the original article, where the words in bold (e.g. Cereal or Sulphury) describe recommended beer flavour terms.
Whereas the original Beer Flavour Wheel provides an overview of the 14 Classes and the 37 first-tier flavours, the artwork on the tray depicts the full system of beer flavours adding the 78 second-tier flavours.
In addition, all the comments, synonyms, and definitions originally attributed to each flavour are shown on the tray. We believe that these additional words, although not part of the official vocabulary, add depth and context.
On the reverse side of the tray, there is a colour scale based on the Standard Reference Method together with commonly used colour descriptors.
While transforming the contents of a scientific paper to an informative tray, we have made certain design choices to simplify and make it easier to use. For example, the reference standards which are mostly aimed at the true professional chemists have been omitted. Also, we have left out the dimension indicating the relevance of a term for odeur, taste, mouthfeel, warming and afterflavour.
We, of course, take full responsibility for all simplifications. The complete content is available in the original article for reference.