FOOD
PAIRING

THE ABC OF BEER & FOOD SHOWS CLEARLY THAT A WIDE RANGE OF BEER CAN BE MATCHED FOR ALL PLATES AND PALATES.

Taste profiles

How and why beer & food pairings hit our taste buttons

The taste spectrum
To simplify beer language into something easily understandable, we’ve created a model built upon existing knowledge that works for both beer and food flavour profiles. This allows us to easily communicate how beer and food can be paired together.

Accentuate

Similar taste notes to amplify the overall flavour

Examples
1 | Red fruit salad paired with a cherry-based kriek
2 | Salad with lime dressing combined with a citrusy refreshing witbier
3 | Game in brown sauce with mushrooms combined with an abbey double
4 | Stir-fried duck, sweet snap peas and orange wok, combined with a ale
5 | Tarte Tatin combined with a cider

Endless combinations
Food pairing offers an endless number of possible combinations. . You can combine many delicious ingredients with all of your AB InBev beers.

» Food pairing ideas for the beers in your assortment

Bridge

Analogous flavours to complement each other

Examples
1 | Sweet chocolate brownies paired with a cherry-based kriek
2 | Pasta with rich, creamy sauce combined with a creamy, mellow porter
3 | Brown, savoury sauces paired with a sweet, malty brown ale
4 | Grilled salmon combined with a roasty, caramelised-flavoured brown ale
5 | Spicy dishes paired with a spicy, hoppy pale ale

Endless combinations
Food pairing offers an endless number of possible combinations. You can combine many delicious ingredients with all of your AB InBev beers.

» Food pairing ideas for the beers in your assortment

Contrast

Opposing flavours to create a surprisingly enhanced combination

Examples
1 | Spicy dishes paired with a light-bodied and crisp American light lager
2 | Pasta with a rich, creamy sauce combined with a hoppy, spicy pale ale
3 | Grilled salmon paired with a refreshing, malty pilsner
4 | Pasta with a rich, creamy sauce combined with a bitter, citrusy pilsner
5 | Brown, savoury sauces paired with a fruity, citrusy blonde ale

Endless combinations
Food pairing offers an endless number of possible combinations. You can combine many delicious ingredients with all of your AB InBev beers.

» Food pairing ideas for the beers in you assortment

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