Men may be synonymous with beer-chugging, but they'd be humbled to learn that women have the biological edge when it comes to tasting beer. In fact, professional female beer tasters are blowing men out of the water so consistently that companies like SABMiller (owner of Pilsner Urquell, Peroni, Grolsch, Miller and Coors) can say with confidence that it's the fairer sex who can sniff out (literally) the abnormalities in a batch of beer before it's bottled.
A woman won the annual SABMiller's taster-of-the-year competition and roughly 30 percent of their advanced level tasters are women. Sure this isn't the majority, but take note ladies "Beer Taster" is quickly becoming a female profession on the rise (SABMiller's female staff has quadrupled in the past decade). Sticking your nose in cups of brew could be your secret hidden calling. What A Man's Favorite Beer Says About Him
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So why this female inclination for appreciating the hops, wheats and ales? After all, it's men who dominate a good three-quarters of beer sales. Well, much like everything else in this world, we have biology to thank. Genetics May Dictate When Virginity Is Lost
For starters, some male tasters who work with women think they err on the side of more descriptive.
"Sometimes guys will see red or brown and women will see shades in it," says Jason Pratt, 30, a yeast and fermentation scientist who serves on the panel with Rhonda Dannenberg, a lady known for her colorful descriptions of beer flavors, like "fish tank" (a negative descriptor).
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Also, ladies have a more distinct sense of smell, says Marcia Pelchat, a scientist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, a research institute in Philadelphia. Smell and taste go hand in hand when sampling brews, and the beer industry has capitalized on this female talent. Afterall, it's women who often detect such undesirable chemicals as 3-methyl-2-butene-1-thiol, which makes beer "skunky."
So there you go fellas. Some concrete proof women have more to do with beer than opening a cold one for a man, as tacky advertisements might have us believe. Woman Dream About Sex As Much As Guys