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Sensory Training Kits

Since their introduction in 2009, the Siebel Institute Sensory Training Kits have become the industry standard for accuracy, affordability and ease of use, and now we have redesigned the Siebel Institute sensory product line-up to offer new benefits including:

  • Improved product longevity
  • Pre-measured ampoules to add to either one litre or one standard bottle of beer
  • Ability to choose your own selection of flavour standards
The standards are shipped in ready-to-use liquid form, making them as easy to use as possible. Just open the small vial of the sensory standard, pour it into a measuring cup and add the correct volume of a light, neutral beer, and you are ready to sample! Each kit is designed to help tasters build their skills towards under­ standing beer flavour at a truly professional level. While breweries with established tasting panel structures will find this kit valuable, it can also be used for “taster calibration” by others with an interest in beer including:
  • Breweries training new & existing staff to spot beer defects more effectively
  • Brewers guilds looking to add value to their regularly-scheduled meetings
  • Homebrew groups and beer judges looking to sharpen their judging and flavour recognition skills
  • Distributors, wholesalers and agents who need to be able to “talk the talk” about beer attributes with beer speciality retailers

Siebel Institute kits come complete with instructions for preparing beer samples and details on the compounds included with each kit.

Lead time for non-stock items is

4-7 days

Craft Sensory Kit

This kit contains 12 flavour compounds that may be found in many unique styles of craft beer.
Hefeweizen, Almond, Diacetyl, DMS, Ethyl hexanoate, Spicy, Geraniol, Iso-amyl acetate, Grainy, Isovaleric acid, Papery, Vanilla


Stock item


£129.75 + VAT

Hop Sensory Kit

This kit contains 24 flavour compounds that may be found in many unique styles of craft beer.
Bitter, Butyric acid, Geranio, Isovaleric acid, Light struck, Citrus, Exotic, Linalool, Herbal, Berry, Perfume, Piney, Woody, Grapefruit, Apricot, Floral, Catty, Tobacco, Furaneol, Potato skins, Cinnamon, Nonanal, Anise, Musty

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£170.25 + VAT

Basic Sensory Kit

4 vials each of the 6 of the most common and important beer related flavour compounds.
Acetaldehyde, Iso-amyl acetate, Diacetyl, DMS, Papery, Contamination

Non stock item

£170.25 + VAT

Comprehensive Sensory Kit

Contains 24 vials of some of the most important flavours and aromatics found in beer.
Acetaldehyde, Acetic acid, Almond, Butyric acid, Diacetyl, DMS, Earthy, Mercaptan, Ethyl acetate, Lactic acid, Ethyl hexanoate, Spicy, Metallic, Geraniol, Light struck, Iso-amyl acetate, Grainy, Isovaleric acid, Caprylic acid, Papery, Vanilla, Bitter, Contamination, Indole, Hefeweizen

Non stock item

£170.25 + VAT

Regular Sensory Kit for 1 litre

Contains 12 of the most common flavours found in beer. It is suitable for intermediate training of taste panels and groups of up to 10 people Acetaldehyde, Diacetyl, DMS, Isovaleric acid, Ethyl hexanoate, Spicy, Iso-amyl acetate, Papery, Bitter,Contamination, Metallic, Light struck

Non stock item

£129.75 + VAT

Speciality Sensory Kit

Contains 24 vials of any single flavour. The Speciality Sensory Training Kit is ideal for companies conducting sensory training on a frequent or large scale basis.

Non stock item

£170.25 + VAT

5 Mix & Match Sensory Kit

These kits can be custom designed. You may choose any 5 flavour compounds that suit your needs Non stock item £81.90 + VAT

12 Mix & Match Sensory Kit

These kits can be custom designed. You may choose any 12 flavour compounds that suit your needs Non stock item £133.43 + VAT

Lead time for non-stock items is

4-7 days