Beer: Quality, Safety and Nutritional Aspects by E. Denise Baxter

Beer: Quality, Safety and Nutritional Aspects

E. Denise Baxter and Paul S. Hughes
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  • ISBN
    9780854045884 / 0854045880
  • Title Beer: Quality, Safety and Nutritional Aspects
  • Author E. Denise Baxter and Paul S. Hughes
  • Category Brewing Technology
  • Format
  • Year 2001
  • Pages 152
  • Publisher
    Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Imprint Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Edition
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 171mm x 11mm x 246mm


Presenting a timely overview of the quality, safety and nutrition of today's beers. Written in a highly readable style, the book also looks at ingredients and processes; foam, color and clarity; flavors; and the risks associated with alcoholic beverages. Possible future developments are suggested and quality assurance issues are discussed. A balanced, objective view of topical consumer-related issues is also provided.

Publisher Description

For centuries, beer has been a favorite drink throughout the world. The art of brewing has more recently evolved into the science it is today as a result of the increased knowledge of both the ingredients and the process. Considerations such as appearance, taste and the nutritional value of beer are important topics for consumers and brewing scientists alike. This book looks at the chemistry behind those aspects of beer that are of particular interest to beer drinkers, namely flavor and nutritional aspects, in combination with a discussion of maintenance of quality and safety, the areas more relevant to the brewing scientist.

“... interesting and well-written ...” Chemistry and Industry, Issue 4, 18 February 2002, p 24 “... super little book ...” Chem@Cam, Issue 14, Spring 2002, p 16 “... a good reference book for anyone in the brewing industry or in brewing research and ... an interesting and informative read for chemists who have an interest in beer ...” Chemistry in Britain, September 2001, p 66 “... a well-presented, illustrated and informative little book which will be of interest to many interested in beer and the brewing industry ...” Food Science and Technology, Vol 15, Issue 4, p 61, 2001 “... it is certain to be placed in the 'food science' section of most university libraries and will no doubt be found on the shelves of many food and nutrition lecturers.” Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Volume 15, Issue 5, October 2002, p 391 "... a nice book (with many structural formulae and reaction schemes) that renders the reader thirsty.“ NVOX, 28, 2003, No 4, p 197 ”... this is the best book of its type I have seen. It is up to date, adequately referenced and above all a readable account for those in the industry, those interested in food science and for the scientifically literate beer drinker. " Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Vol 84, Issue 6, 30 April 2004

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