What Makes a Good Beer?

What makes a good beer?

  1. Alcohol content
  2. Color and appearance
  3. Aroma
  4. Taste
  5. Feel of the beer

Ah, beer. A delicious and beloved drink enjoyed by many around the world. But what exactly makes a good beer? Is it the aroma, the taste, or perhaps the hit? Well, the truth is, although each person’s beer preference is up to them, there are quite a few factors that come into play when it comes to determining beer’s overall quality.

Whether you’re a connoisseur or just someone looking to enjoy a nice cold lager, let’s take a closer look at what makes beer great. This article will enlighten you on the factors of a good beer, and hopefully encourage you to grab a cold one in the process!

Alcohol Content

If you're a beer lover, one thing you should keep in mind is how much alcohol is in your beer. There are a few different methods to measure this, but two of the most common are Original Gravity (OG) and Final Gravity (FG) readings.

OG is the specific gravity of the beer before fermentation, while FG is the specific gravity of the beer after fermentation. The difference between these two readings is used to calculate the alcohol content, or Alcohol By Volume (ABV), of the beer. You can usually find these readings on the beer's label.

Our Sapporo Premium Beer is a super refreshing drink that has a crisp, refined flavor and a clean finish. Plus, it's got a 4.9% ABV, making it a perfect beer to pair with any meal or snack, and for any occasion. Cheers!

Color and Appearance

Color and Appearance

When choosing a beer, the color can give you a clue about how it might taste and what texture to expect. So, if you're at a party and the beer is served in a clear glass, take a look at the color first.

For example, if your beer has a copper or amber color, it usually has toffee or caramel flavors, while lighter-colored beers tend to have a more bread or biscuit-like taste.

Here's a cool trick: give your beer a little swirl in the glass to check for quality. If it leaves foam trails on the bottle or glass edge, you're in for a treat. Our Mahou Cinco Estrellas is a great example of a high-quality beer with great color and appearance that's sure to impress.


Did you know that the smell of a beer can give you an idea of how good it's going to be? That's right! The aroma of a beer tells you what ingredients have been used to make it. So, next time you crack open a cold one, give it a good sniff first.

Here's a beer tip for you: beers with a roasted malt character usually have a sweet aroma, making them super enjoyable to drink.

Speaking of good beer, our Coedo Beniaka Sweet Potato Beer has a rich aroma of caramel, sweet potato, and hops that'll definitely hit the spot. It's the perfect beer to end your day on a high note.



When it comes to choosing a good beer, you want to make sure it doesn't have a funky aftertaste. You want to enjoy the taste of the beer throughout, without any off elements. This means that whether you're into bitter or sweet beers, they should taste the same from start to finish.

A high-quality beer will give you a balanced taste, where no single flavor dominates the others. If one flavor overpowers the rest, it's probably not the best beer out there.

If you're looking for a quality beer with a fantastic aftertaste, try our Rydeen Beer IPA. It’s an India Pale Ale with a plump and mild hoppy flavor, strong bitterness, and citrus and floral notes. It’s easy to drink with cheese or salads, and perfect for any time of the day.

Feel of the Beer

Finally, a rich feel can make a huge difference between a good and a bad beer. A good beer should have a pleasant and smooth feel, while a bad one can be too watery or too heavy.

So, to really enjoy your beer, you need to pay attention to how it feels in your throat, not just how it tastes.

If you're looking for a refreshing beer with a hint of honey and fruit, check out the iconic Corona Extra Beer. It's super smooth and balanced, and it'll make you feel like you're on a tropical vacation. Grab one from our website today!

Key Takeaway

So, now that you know what makes a good beer, you don't have to settle for a lousy one! Impress your friends with your knowledge of beer factors like alcohol content, color, aroma, taste, and even how it feels in your mouth—and while you’re at it, show them what real good beer is like by sourcing your lager from us!

If you're looking for beers that check all those boxes, head on over to Ralph's Wines and Spirits, the top imported beer supplier in the Philippines. We’ve got a number of brands from different countries, perfect for you to experiment and try them all!