ethyl hexanoate

600 µg per capsule

Ethyl hexanoate, like apple or aniseed”

Certified beer flavour standard used to train professional beer tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of ethyl hexanoate character. Ethyl hexanoate is produced by both ale and lager yeast during fermentation. It is a key flavour note in many 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 assess the flavour of ethyl hexanoate in beer 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
600 µg per capsule
Threshold
The flavour threshold of ethyl hexanoate in beer is 200 µg / l.
Origins
Ethyl hexanoate is produced by both ale and lager yeast during fermentation. The amount of ethyl hexanoate produced during fermentation depends on many variables, including wort composition, yeast strain and fermentation conditions.
Confusions

Tasters can confuse the following flavours with ethyl hexanoate in beer

  • Acetaldehyde
  • Ethyl butyrate
  • Geraniol
Importance
Ethyl hexanoate is an ester which is present in all beers. Concentrations of ethyl hexanoate vary from beer to beer. Ethyl hexanoate is a key flavour impact character in some lagers and ales.
CAS registry number
The CAS registry number of ethyl hexanoate 123-66-0.
Other names
  • butyl acetic acid ethyl ester
  • capronic ether
  • ethyl caproate
  • ethyl hexoate
  • hexanoic acid ethyl ester
Remarks
Excessive concentrations of ethyl hexanoate are indicative of poor yeast handling in the brewery.
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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