“Acetaldehyde, like green apple, emulsion paint or white wine”
Certified cider flavour standard used to train professional cider tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of acetaldehyde character.
Acetaldehyde is produced by yeast during fermentation. It imparts an apple-like flavour to cider, perceived as somewhat like emulsion paint as the concentration is increased. High levels can be indicative of process problems.
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