How much of a Beer Geek are you?

So you think you know a lot about beer? The world is full of casual beer drinkers who know a little about beer: their favorite brands and maybe a couple factoids here and there. But some of us are just a little more passionate about beer. Past the point of merely enjoying a brew...

Those of us who crave more and more knowledge about beer are the Beer Geeks. How far into this realm of hop-infused obsession have you gone? Take the quiz and find out!

Created by: Rich Coffey
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18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
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1. When describing a beer, the initials I.B.U. stand for what?
Internal Barley Units
International Beer Union
Instant Beer Utilization
International Bitterness Units
International Brewers Unit
2. Which of the following is NOT a Trappist Ale?
Roquefort
Westvleteren
St. Feuillien
Achel
Orval
These are all Trappist Ales.
3. The Sumerian Goddess of Brewing was named:
Sheba
Ninkasi
Isis
Arjuna
Unna
4. When a beer is top fermented, it is characterized as a:
lager
ale
stout
light
pilsner
5. In brewing, this is the term used to describe the foam rising to the top of the fermenter:
frissant
spungen
crest
cream
kraeusen
break
6. The Flemish Red Ale Duchess de Bourgogne is a blend of young beer with beer that is aged for how long?
18 hours
18 days
18 months
18 years
7. Which of the following would NOT be suitable for cellar aging:
Chimay Grande Reserve
Bigfoot Barleywine
Orval
Roquefort 10
All of these would age well
None of these would age well
8. Brettanomyces is appropriate in which of the following styles?
British IPA
Pilsner Lager
Belgian Lambic
American Barleywine
Heffeweisen
No beer should ever have Brettanomyces
9. Pierre Celis is best known for his brewing of this beer:
Budweiser
Rodenbach
Spaten
Hoegaarden
Fischer D'Alsace
10. Which of the following is NOT a strain of hops:
Cascade
Fuggles
Amarillo
Devonshire
Hallertauer
These are all hops strains.
11. When asked to name the worst beer he had ever tasted, famed beer writer Michael Jackson replied:
Budweiser
Coors
Keystone
Corona
Olde English
He said "I love them all."
12. Which of the following beers are both top fermented and lagered?
Imperial Stout
Kolsch
British Barleywine
Alt Beer
1 and 3
2 and 4
13. Diacetyl is appropriate in which of these styles:
Flemish Red Ale
IPA
Pilsener Lager
Pale Ale
Blonde Ale
It is a fault that is never appropriate
14. When a beer's yeast has properly converted all the sugars into alcohol and CO2, it is said to be well...:
metabolized
acctuated
acclimated
attenuated
extracted
15. "SRM" is used in assesing a beer's:
Hop Bitterness
Carbonation
Alcohol Content
Color
Gravity
16. This type of beer is a blend of old and young lambics:
Kriek
Kolsch
Barleywine
Saison
Geueze
17. Which of the following is the best for preserving a beers flavor:
green bottles
cans
brown bottles
clear bottles
18. Sloeber, Piraat, and Lucifer are all examples of which style?
Strong Dark Ale
Pilsener
IPA
Golden Strong Ale
Abbey Ale
19. A "white" beer uses primarily what grain in its brewing?
Barley
Wheat
Rye
Corn
Rice
20. When hops are added to the secondary fermenter during the brewing process the beer is said to be:
Late Hopped
Fresh Hopped
Dry Hopped
After Hopped

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