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)