The European Beer Star 2021 expert tasting took place at the beginning of November in the new premises of the Doemens Academy in Gräfelfing.
The variety of European beer styles was represented in 70+1 different categories. In a two-day blind tasting, an international jury of experts evaluated the beers sent in.
Central test criterion is the sensory experience. However, in addition to beer quality, meeting the requirements of the category description is important. The European Beer Star is solely concerned with special, authentic beers. The three best beers in each category are awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal.
For the first time, the European Beer Star also focused on storytelling. In the newly created "Free-Style Beer" category, not only the beer quality but also the story behind the respective beer was judged. The response to the introduction of this special category was staggering: right off the bat, the organizers registered over 60 entries! But here, too, only the three best beers were awarded a medal!