β-damascenone

80 µg per capsule

Damascenone, berries, like a stale highly-hopped beer”

Certified beer flavour standard used to train professional beer tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of damascenone character. Damascenone is formed in beer from breakdown of precursors derived from hops. Its intensity can increase during storage of highly-hopped beers.

Food grade | free from sensory impurities | extensively tested | safe to smell and taste.

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Flavour standard information

Technical specification

Assessment
The best way to detect the stale hop character associated with beta-damascenone is as follows. Cover the beer with your hand and swirl the glass to release the aroma. Remove your hand and take a single long sniff. Repeat as necessary.
Amount of flavour per capsule
80 µg per capsule
Threshold
The flavour threshold of beta-damascenone in beer is 25 µg / l.
Origins
Beta-Damascenone is formed in beer from breakdown of precursors derived from hops. The amount formed is proportional to amount of (green) hop material added to the wort.
Confusions
  • Not yet known
Importance
Beta-Damascenone is a component of fresh hop aroma in beer. The intensity of this flavour note increases during ageing of beer in pack, particularly in the case of beers which have been highly hopped.
CAS registry number
The CAS registry number of beta-damascenone is 23696-85-7.
Other names
  • damascenone
  • beta-damascenone
  • fermentone
  • floriffone
  • rose ketone-4
  • rosenone
  • 4-(2,6,6-trimethyl cyclohexa-1,3-dienyl) but-2-en-4-one
  • trimethyl cyclohexadienyl butenone
  • (E)-1-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexa-1,3-dienyl)but-2-en-1-one
  • (2,6,6-trimethyl-1,3-cyclohexadien-1-yl) butenone
  • 1-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1,3-cyclohexadien-1-yl)-2-buten-1-one
Remarks
Beta-Damascenone is a difficult flavour note for tasters to describe. Flavour terms used by tasters for this compound span a broad range and tend to be used inconsistently.
Threshold distribution
Graph
Capsules per pot
10
Legal notices
This product is protected by the following trade marks and patents:
  • US Patent no. D679900
  • European Community Trade Mark
    Registration no. 009937574
  • European Community Trade Mark
    Registration no. 009856527
  • US Trade Mark Registration no. 4345057
  • US Trade Mark Registration no. 4345056
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