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When supping your ale

What colour should it be?

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All about the Lovibond Beer Database

Some History...

Joseph W. Lovibond invented the tintometer, a visual colorimeter, and a system for colorimetry based on subtractive color mixing.

Evolution of the Method.
The writer was formerly a brewer, and this work had its origin in an observation that the finest flavour in beer was always associated with a colour technically called "golden amber," and that, as the flavour deteriorated, so the color assumed a reddish hue. It was these variations in tint that suggested the idea of colour standards as a reliable means of reference.


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