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How to choose beer?

What you see on a label of a beer bottle? Name of beer. And still? Well, probably, fortress. Usually on it interest in a label runs low as the price is specified not on it, and on the price tag lying nearby. However, the beer label bears the whole weight useful to judges of drink of hop and malt of information.

As it was already specified, at a label without fail there is a name of beer . Usually it occupies the central part of a label (though there are also exceptions) and plays a role baits for the buyer or peculiar beacon the beer allowing to find a favourite grade on a rack in about tens, and sometimes and with hundreds, bottles - competitors.

What else it is possible to learn, having looked at a label? Of course, beer type . The most widespread types in our country are of Lager (lager, beer of local fermentation), of Pilsner (pilzensky, it is gentle - golden and transparent beer) and some other. Such, for example, as Irish and British ales ( of Ale ) or Belgian lambik ( of Lambic ).

Except beer type, it is often specified it color . Beer can be light ( of Light ) or dark ( of Dark ). The first is made from light or slightly fried malt. Sometimes with addition corn, rice or wheat material. And dark beer is cooked from the fried thoroughly or smoked malt, adding sometimes the burned-through sugar.

beer Fortress shows to volume percent of content of alcohol for the European brands of beer and weight percent - for American. It is the most popular characteristic of beer if not to consider the name.

Practically all producers write on the labels: Content of alcohol - not less... The Reason of it is covered that precisely it is impossible to predict result of brewing. The degree can be measured only when beer is already ready. Therefore honest brewers specify on packing the exact content of alcohol together with date of production for this, concrete consignment of beer.

beer Density . Content of alcohol is in direct dependence on density. Density, concentration of solids gives material for fermentation and formation of alcohol and, respectively, than density &ndash is more; the it is higher than a degree.

Usual beer from 5% of alcohol turns out at the density of mash not less than 12 - 13%%. For the strength of 5,6% density has to be 14 - 16%. There are beer grades with a strength up to 11%. But also density at them - 27 - 29%!

If you buy beer with the high content of alcohol and low density - it is possible to tell with an absolute guarantee that sold to you ordinary ruff that is beer, fortified alcohol.

Caloric content . Here everything is extremely clear. If you do not fight on waist volume - this information not for you. Though right there it is possible to notice that the beer paunch decorates not everyone.

Depending on a way of preservation of beer, the period of storage specified on a bottle can be a miscellaneous. Not pasteurized beer without addition of preservatives is stored only several days. The most widespread preservative for beer - ascorbic acid. Honest producers mention it on labels of the products. And here on German to the law on purity of " beer; 1516, use of impurity in brewing is forbidden at all. Therefore all German beer will be pasteurized. At us in the country this process is mastered by not all plants therefore the bulk of beer is on sale on places .

Never use beer expired! Believe: it is better to pass couple of excess quarters to the following shop and to buy fresh beer there, than to lie at home (or, God forbid, in hospital!) with food poisoning.

Besides on a label engine capacity bottles, the standard according to which beer was welded (for Russia it is GOST P 51174 - 98), a badge of passing of certification (for example, a badge of Rosstandart, with the indication of certification body) and a number of other information are specified by .

Now, having armed with new knowledge, you can safely go to the nearest shop, buy frothy beverage and invite to yourself on a visit friends to flash the erudition. Only you remember what tells the Ministry of Health about: Overconsumption of beer is hazardous to health! . Good luck!