Love Beer? Learn Beer.

Understanding beer helps you appreciate the great ones even more. The Palate Deck makes learning about the beer you’re drinking, any beer, easy and fun.

What It Is

The Palate Deck is a set of cards that fuel your conversation while drinking beer. You and up to 3 other people play cards that feature common flavors and sensations to match what you’re tasting. More than just playing cards though, it’s an in-depth beer education that even tells you about what you’re experiencing in a beer and why… for any beer.

How It Works

Guide to the Palate Deck card design
What’s on a Tasting Card — every card contains one primary word or phrase that drives gameplay ②. But you’ll also find complimentary words that offer similar tastes ④, a technical description about why that flavor or sensation could be present in a beer ⑤, and basic information on a tasting word’s categorization ① and frequency ③.

What’s in the Box

The Kickstarter edition of the Palate Deck includes two decks of cards, Basic and Advanced, with all the cards necessary for a few different styles of simple to intermediate gameplay and evaluation.

  • Evaluation Cards

    Guide Cards

    The four main Guide cards are basic beer traits used to help you organize all other cards in most game modes.

  • Beer Color Cards

    Beer Color Cards

    The spectrum of beer color in card form to help you evaluate a beer’s appearance.

  • Intensity Scale

    Intensity Scale

    A five-point scale for ranking the intensity of the flavors, sensations, and appearance of a beer.

  • Character Cards

    Character Cards

    Physical properties of a beer aside from its flavor and aroma.

  • Tasting Family Cards

    Tasting Family Cards

    These are common, general flavors and aromas you’re already familiar with from cuisine and other drinks.

  • Tasting Cards

    Tasting Cards

    Related to the Family Cards, these include many more specific flavors and aromas.

Full Card Index

  • Alcohol
  • Amber
  • Anise
  • Appearance
  • Aroma
  • Astringent
  • Balanced
  • Banana
  • Berry
  • Bitter
  • Black
  • Botanical
  • Bready
  • Brown
  • Brown Sugar
  • Bubble Gum
  • Buttery
  • Caramel
  • Carbonated
  • Chemical
  • Cherry
  • Chocolate
  • Clear
  • Citrus
  • Clove
  • Coffee
  • Cooked Vegetables
  • Creamy
  • Crisp
  • Dill
  • Dry
  • Earthy
  • Evergreen
  • Faint
  • Fruit
  • Flat
  • Floral
  • Foamy
  • Funky
  • Ginger
  • Gold
  • Grapefruit
  • Grassy
  • Green Apple
  • Harsh
  • Hazy
  • Herbal
  • Honey
  • Hoppy
  • Intense
  • Light
  • Malty
  • Meaty
  • Medicinal
  • Medium
  • Melon
  • Metallic
  • Mint
  • Mouthfeel
  • Nutty
  • Paper
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Pepper
  • Perfume
  • Pine
  • Plum
  • Pungent
  • Rich
  • Roasted
  • Rose
  • Salt
  • Savory
  • Sherry
  • Skunk
  • Slick
  • Smoke
  • Spice
  • Sour
  • Starchy
  • Stone Fruit
  • Strong
  • Soapy
  • Solvent
  • Sugary
  • Sulfur
  • Sweet
  • Tart
  • Taste
  • Tea
  • Thick
  • Thin
  • Toasted
  • Toffee
  • Tomato
  • Tropical Fruit
  • Unbalanced
  • Vanilla
  • Vegetal
  • Vinegar
  • Warming
  • Woodsy
  • Yeasty
  • Yellow

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