The Incredible Chemical Complexity of Beer

Brewed since at least the Mesopotamian era and derided by the Romans who claimed it “smelled like a wet goat”, beer is nonetheless “an example of an enormous chemical complexity”, according to scientists at Munich’s technical university. Indeed, by analysing almost 400 beers, the German researchers were able to identify nearly 7,700 chemical formulas and tens of thousands of unique molecules; you will, of course, never look at a “beer drinker” in the same way again.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/08/german-chemists-identified-over-7700-different-chemical-formulas-in-beers/

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