“Geosmin, like sugar beets or damp soil”
Certified cider flavour standard used to train professional cider tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of geosmin character.
Earthy notes can be caused by a variety of microbially-derived taints. Geosmin, which produces a flavour like that of sugar beet or beetroot, is one of the most common flavours of this type. The flavour can be imparted to cider through use of tainted fruit or dirty filter pads.
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