Consulting any search-engine or library of beer-brewing text books and there is almost universal agreement that there are three essential flavor profiles that make up the tactile experience of beer appreciation at its basic.

The first is the sweet nutty flavors of the grains. The second is the citric tang or ripe-berry flavors from the hop flower and the third are the esters from the fermentation process.

I propose that there is a fourth unnoticed flavor, the sharp spike of Carbonic Acid… Carbonation.

For your consideration…