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ASBC Methods of Analysis - Sensory Analysis-9: Threshold of Added Substances–Ascending Method of Limits Test (International Method)

ASBC Methods of Analysis

Sensory Analysis

Sensory Analysis-9
Threshold of Added Substances–Ascending Method of Limits Test (International Method)

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Summary
The test described in this method determines the lowest concentration of an added substance that can be detected by odor or taste. The threshold may be determined to: (a) learn whether a substance present in beer is likely to exert an effect on its flavor; (b) provide an indication of the magnitude of any such effect; (c) study the relative sensitivities of individuals to the test substance; and (d) select, train, and perfect assessors.