It's all come down to this: weeks of drinking, reading and dreaming about beer and we've finally reached the end of Unit 1 at Beer Hawk University. Answers to this quiz will be revealed next week but we're sure you've got this. You're ready, we're ready, let's do this!

Multiple Choice

1.) What is the name of the Goddess of Beer?

A.) Maggie                    B.) Ninkasi

C.) Mother Louse          D.) Brewster


2.) Which is not a basic flavour that the human tongue can taste?

A.) Sweet                      B.) Fat

C.) Umami                     D.) Metallic


3.) What is malt responsible for in beer?

A.) Bitterness                                          B.) Colour

C.) Converting sugar into alcohol          D.) Preservative Qualities


4.) What causes a beer to taste like skunk or burning rubber?

A.) Exposure to skunks           B.) High storage temperatures

C.) Exposure to UV rays          D.) Beer is out of date


5.) Which beer is best served in a stange?

A.) Kölsch                   B.) Sweet Stout

C.) Pilsner                   D.) Witbier 


6.) Bitterness is measured in IBUs, which means ______________________________________________.

7.) The two species of yeast strains responsible for making beer are _____________________________ and _____________________________. (We're looking for the Latin names here)

8.) Oxidised beer tastes like _____________________________.

9.) Bottle conditioning is a secondary fermentation process that creates _______, otherwise known as _________________________ in the bottle.

10.) The term "lager" comes from the old German word "lagern" which means _______________________.

True or False

11.) When pouring a beer it should be dumped down the middle of the glass until it is full. _____

12.) Yeast is the most important ingredient in beer. _____

13.) Ale yeast ferments at a higher temperature than lager yeast. _____

14.) It's fine to age American IPAs for over a year. _____

15.) Brown bottles filter out UV rays better than green bottles. _____

Identify the Style

We touched on some styles in this unit (we'll get more in depth in later units) but try to identify the style based on the clues below:

16.) Renowned for its drinkability, enhanced hop bitterness and balancing malts. Yeast strains used in this style typically lend a bit of fruitiness while the hops used traditionally have an earthy or herbal character. ______________________________________

17.) Recognised for its distinct hop profile which consists of grapefruit, pine, citrus and spice character. Expect a good balance of malt and hops. _______________________________________

18.) This lager is pale in colour. It has a fabulously clean malt profile that is balanced out by spicy/floral noble hops with a lovely balancing bitterness. ________________________________________

19.) Soft water creates a suitable platform for presenting more spicy, herbal, floral hop character while a crisp bitter finish extends beyond a lovely malt profile. Clean, refreshing and bitter. ________________________________________

20.) This style of the India Pale Ale is most known for being hop-forward with assertive bitterness which generally present citrus, pine, floral and spice characteristics. It is medium-bodied with a moderate maltiness and a clean, dry and lingering bitter finish. ________________________________________

Style Guide

For the final question, fill in the missing basic style information (in your words) for the following beer:


Brief History of the Style:


Style Standards:




Serving Temperature:




Storage Temperature:


Max Length of Storage:


You did it! Great work! We'll see you next week with the answers as we finally wrap up Unit 1. Until then, crack open a beer. You've earned it!