Growlers and Lace ~ Craft Beer

Craft beer is real food too!


Terms to Know


A.S.T.M.O. ~ This is an acronym used by many craft-beer aficionados to help describe a craft beer. So what does it mean?

  • A = appearance (color, head, lacing pattern, opacity)
  • S = smell (aromatic qualities contributed by yeast, malt, hops, etc.)
  • T = taste (flavor profile)
  • M = mouthfeel (how the beer feels on the palate)
  • O = overall (how all these factors combine to form a comprehensive impression)





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