Advice 1: How to know whether the diluted beer in a bar before serving

Dilute the beer with water now it is not accepted. At least already because it's just not profitable. Nevertheless, all happens in life. Therefore, to distinguish the quality of beer should be able to. Moreover, it is not difficult. Sometimes even taste is not necessary.
Good foam - good beer
The phrase "diluted beer" will lead much to the bewilderment of any American or Western Europeans. They have not accepted to dilute this wonderful drink. He had them, and without dilution with water was delicious. Moreover, in case of detection of such blasphemy the owner of the beer were not only huge penalties but also the worst – a bad reputation with all the consequences. And, most important, they have been so always since time immemorial.

The beer is diluted: background

Another thing we do. In the USSR, the consumers of draft beer hardly knew the taste undiluted. The absence at the bar signs "no beer" visitors were fascinated – there's beer! And what is there – the tenth question.

In the Soviet pubs beer diluted always. Sometimes just mercilessly. No wonder it is a beer with a salary of 100 rubles was considered very rich. And get this, it would seem, a very prestigious position without connections or a solid bribe was virtually impossible.

Now everything is different. The market has put everything in its place. Beer for every taste and color excess. Then at least be neat to sell. And modern loose equipment interferes with frauds. And still know the difference diluted beer from the authentic necessary.

The signs of a good beer

What is the diluted beer? This, above all, low-quality beer. And the quality of the beer depends on many factors. For example, diluted with water, the product is very similar beer with a lack of carbon dioxide. Insufficiently carbonated beer tastes very watery.

So you just need to learn to distinguish qualitative beer from a bad one. And not so important, what are the causes of poor quality of beer on sale: ruined it at the factory or in the pub.

The most important purely external quality factors of the beer is beer foam. Its absence may be due to several reasons.
1. Supercooled beer.
2. In beer, the lack of carbon dioxide. It's either poorly aerated or exhausted.
3. The beer is diluted.

Excess foam can also talk about its specific requirements. And the reasons are others.
1. Beer pregatitoare.
2. The beer is warm.
3. Illiterate beer poured into the glass.

Beer foam at good beer should be thick and have a thickness of 4-5 centimeters. It needs to be sustainable and to maintain the initial level of a minimum of 4 minutes. If the foam falls off quickly, it is a big minus. In addition, to the extent of emptying of beer foam in a good drink is always on the side of the vessel.

And finally, taste. Unfortunately, to determine the quality of the beer taste, not everyone can. So if you don't belong among beer connoisseurs, the state of beer foam you will be absolutely enough to judge the quality of the beverage.

If you are ranked to true beer connoisseurs, and with eyes closed will be able to define the taste of a quality drink. You must keep in mind: the optimum temperature of beer consumption should be +8 +10 degrees Celsius. Otherwise, the taste will be distorted, and even the quality of the drink may seem disgusting.

Advice 2: How to distinguish beer from beer drink

The Russian market is replete with alcoholic beverages, which includes beer. Recently on the price tags under hop production began to show off the inscription "beer", that confused the average consumer of beer. Therefore, it is necessary to understand how to distinguish beer from beer drink.
How to distinguish beer from beer drink

The letter of the law

Alcohol may be made under either the GOST or according to the specifications agreed by the manufacturer with sanitary-epidemiological authorities in the Russian Federation. The most recent GOST R 51174-2009 reglamentary technical process of making beer and its composition. In paragraph 5.2 the requirements for raw materials include malt brewing barley/wheat, drinking water, sugar, hop/hops, barley, groats are a wheat/rice, corn grits, brewer's yeast. The presence of these ingredients suggests that the product, namely the beer, not beer. It should be noted that the older the publication date of the GOST, the smaller the part of the beer he reglamentary and, accordingly, the more natural and natural drink is consumed.
To be sure in the quality of beer, it is possible to cook yourself. The Internet presents a wide range of microbreweries, as well as ingredients for them.


First of all, beer by beer beverage can be distinguished as described in the back of the label composition. Most often in the composition of the beer drink you can find such ingredients as starch, barley, emulsions, flavors, flavor additives, etc. All this tells us that we have not beer, and beer, which may not correspond to GOST.
Few people know, but the beer produced under the brand "Ochakovo", received awards for good quality in overseas competitions manufacturers of intoxicating products.


The consumer should be paying more attention to beer in that case, if the label flaunt such trendy and loud phrases like "beer", "wheat beer", "special taste", etc. can All indicate that, to give the desired flavor and aroma, the manufacturer used in the additional ingredients. Especially cherished is necessary to refer to a strong beer because to achieve the desired strength of the drink maker may add to the composition of molasses or starch, which greatly accelerates the natural process of fermentation.

Shelf life

The lower the shelf life of the beer, the more natural ingredients used for its production. Unpasteurized "live" beer, brewed according to GOST, kept a maximum of 3 months, light and other varieties can be stored for 1 year. The same applies to beer drink, but noted that they can be stored on the shelves for up to two years.


A low-alcohol cocktails at the stores, too, are beer drinks. In their composition are used so-called "specially prepared beer" which was discoloured and devoid of beer flavor. In this "beer" is added colors, flavors, or preservatives. The use of this "beer" is justified from an economic point of view, as it is cheaper than alcohol. Also, the manufacturer using these components saves on excise stamps.
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