“Vanilla, like vanilla pods, ice cream or custard”
Certified beer flavour standard used to train professional beer tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of vanilla character.
Vanilla notes in beer can arise from ageing of beer on wood; addition of flavour essences to beer; the action of contaminant wild yeasts; and breakdown of certain phenolic compounds during beer storage. Vanillin is generally perceived as a positive flavour note in ales and stouts.
Food grade | free from sensory impurities | extensively tested | safe to smell and taste.