‘Wet river stones’ & other thoughts on tasting notes

This a take is from a wine guy, but perfectly relevant to beer:

“The best notes go back and forth, some sentences, some fragments, and this is right and proper.

“We are following the squirmings of an animated mind attempting to grope with the limitations of languages and with kinetic information that moves faster than it can be apprehended. Wine (Beer) doesn’t stay still on the palate! In fact the moment it enters the palate it starts to mingle with the taster’s saliva, and if the damn thing could just be inert for a second you might be able to say how it tastes. But it doesn’t work that way.

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