Aaaaand back to the PowerPoint for session 7. Of course, it’s not like there are a lot of other ways to present pie charts and line charts easily, but I’d be much happier if there was another way of doing data visualization.
This class was all about the Canadian beer market, with enough numbers and charts to make even this data nerd happy. By volume, by dollar amount, per capita , by gender, by province (did you know that the Yukon consumes more beer per capita than even Newfoundland? Me either!), by beer type (domestic, import, craft, etc), and beer as a compared to other alcohols.
My head was swimming by the time we stopped for the sensory evaluation. And then it was swimming even more after tasting some fairly high ABV Belgians. Definitely an early night.
|Style - Belgian Pale Ales||Affligem Blond, 6.8%||Goose Island Matilda, 7%||Goose Island Sophi, 6.5%|
|Appearance||cloudy, straw||slightly cloudy, copper||cloudy, lemon drop|
|Aroma||banana, spice, slightly acidic||funky, old musty fruit, old apple juice, hay||fresh, slightly unripe pineapple|
|Taste||ripe pear, slight vinegar tang||complex, still musty, apple cider, leather||pineapple, apples, mint|
|Finish||dry, very effervescent||sour||dry quick finish, little aftertaste|
|Style - Dubbel||Chimay White, 8%||Duvel, 8.5%|
|Appearance||slightly cloudy, straw||slightly cloudy, straw|
|Aroma||little breadiness, but mostly yeast notes: fruit, spice||smell the CO2, some banana, melon|
|Taste||pineapple||honeydew, granny smith apples,|
|Finish||very dry||dry, champagne-like finish|
|Style - Quads||Chimay Blue, 9%||Golden Draak, 10.5%||Rocheforte 8, 9.2%|
|Appearance||cloudy, amber honey||cola||chestnut|
|Aroma||bread, almond||peanuts, vanilla as it warms||tequila to start, cherry, cardomom|
|Taste||warming, plum, fig newton||nuts, chocolate chip cookie||cherry, vanilla|
|Finish||effervescent||dry||dry quick finish|
|Style - Flanders, Oud Bruin||Liefmans Goudenband, 8%|
|Aroma||apple cider vinegar, winey|
|Taste||currant, caramel, grape juice|