Beer Quality: Flavor


Whether you are a homebrewing novice or a brewing professional, take your craft to the next level with this guide to perfecting your brew. Designed for brewers of all skill levels, this online course is part of a comprehensive series where brewing legend, Charlie Bamforth, guides you through the key markers of beer quality: flavor, foam, color/clarity, freshness and quality systems.

In this course, you’ll learn at your own pace how to control and improve the flavor of beer. Through a series of engaging and informative lectures, you will learn how beer flavor is detected, created and assessed. By the end of this course, you will have gained practical knowledge on how to achieve the desired flavor and aroma in your brews.

Students who successfully complete this course will earn a digital badge, demonstrating their proficiency and advanced education in the subject area. The skill-level digital badge represents a mastery of how to control and improve the flavor of beer.

Learning Outcomes

  • Control and improve the flavor of beer
  • Better utilize your senses to detect beer flavor
  • Employ scientific means to measure beer flavor
  • Measure how malt, hops, yeast and water impact beer flavor

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Beer flavor control
  • Beer flavor chemistry
  • Beer flavor and aroma measurement
Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

Enroll now through April 23, 2023. Access to your course will be available on the course start date.

Enrollment Policies

Refunds for this course must be requested within two weeks after the start date. The refund processing fee is $30. View complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements page.

Section Course Materials

FLAVOR Practical Guides for Beer Quality

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