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London, Nov 5: Do you find alcohol-free beer tasteless?
Researchers University of Valladolid in Spain have developed an innovative technique that extracts aromatic compounds from regular beer, then add them to alcohol-free beer giving it a taste of alcohol yet retaining their alcohol free nature. Alcohol in beer acts as a solvent for a variety of aromatic compounds. When it is eliminated, as in non-alcoholic beers, the final product loses aromas and some of its taste. (Read: What alcohol does to your liver)
Here's a step-wise procedure used by researchers to enhance the taste of alcohol-free beer
A panel of experts tasted them. Nearly 90 percent of tasters preferred enriched low-alcohol beer instead of their original factory counterparts and this percentage rose higher for alcohol-free beer. said lead researcher Carlos A. Blanco from the University of Valladolid in Spain.
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