‘Sunlight’ Flavour of Beer


THE fact that an unpleasant flavour occurs on exposing beer to sunlight was first reported by Lintner in 18751. Since that time much work has been carried out on this phenomenon. No explanation, however, has yet been given.

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OBATA, Y., KOSHIKA, M. & TANAKA, H. ‘Sunlight’ Flavour of Beer. Nature 190, 635–636 (1961). https://doi.org/10.1038/190635a0

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