sodium chloride

650 mg per capsule

Salty, like table salt”

Certified beer flavour standard used to train professional beer tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of salty character. Sodium chloride is contributed to beer by both malt and brewing liquor. Some brewers add sodium chloride in the brewhouse to provide palate smoothness and fullness to their beers.

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Technical specification

Assessment
The best way to assess salty character in beer is as follows. Take a little beer into your mouth. Move it around with your tongue for a few seconds then swallow it.
Amount of flavour per capsule
650 mg per capsule
Threshold
The flavour threshold of sodium chloride in beer is 200 mg / l in beer.
Origins
Chloride is contributed to beer by both malt and brewing liquor. Some brewers add calcium chloride or sodium chloride in the brewhouse to provide palate smoothness.
Confusions

Saltiness from chloride ions in beer is sometimes confused by professional tasters with

  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Citric acid
  • Iso-α-acids
Importance
Saltiness is one of the five basic tastes found in beer and a differentiator of beer styles and products. It is an important flavour note in lagers, ales and stouts. Chloride ions contribute to overall flavour balance and smoothness.
CAS registry number
The CAS registry number of sodium chloride is 7647-14-5.
Other names
  • salt
  • common salt
  • halite
Remarks
Salts derived from brewing liquor and brewing raw materials, including chloride-containing salts, influence beer flavour both directly and indirectly.
Threshold distribution
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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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