Beer Open Proficiency Program (Single Round)

Beer Open Proficiency Program (Single Round)

The Beer Open Proficiency Program has been created for the beer community to calibrate sensory abilities and collaborate on improving beer standards together. Join today to enrol in six rounds of Blind Flavour Identification using our GMP Flavour Standards.

£350 GBP

We ship globally – shipping costs may apply depending on your region

Minimum Order: £275

The Beer Open Proficiency Program is designed to train, calibrate and maintain your beer sensory abilities.

Annual Round Single Program
No of Rounds 6 1
Cost per round £300 £350
TVS Access Full Limited
Certification Yes No
Proficiency Test Flavour Identification Flavour Identification
Subscription Annual subscription Pay as you go

One Round – shipped upon order confirmation

Some of the benefits for joining:
– Reduce risk of undesirable product release
– Reduced specialised sensory training costs for panelist
– Learn tasters strengths and weaknesses to hone skills accordingly
– Encourages staff retention and attracts new talent
– Improves your product and brand awareness

Proficiency is the next step after you’re trained to recognise the flavours included in the scheme (available to purchase from our online store). Our Beer Open Proficiency Program  features the following key flavours;

– Acetaldehyde
– Acetic 
– Alkaline
– Bromophenol
– Butyric Acid
– Caprylic
– Catty 
– Chlorophenol
– Control
– Diacetyl
– Earthy 
– Ethyl Acetate
– Ethyl Hexanoate
– Grainy
– H2S
– Isoamyl Acetate 
– Isovaleric
– Kettle Hop
– Leathery
– Lightstruck
– Mercaptan 
– Metallic
– Musty
– Papery
– Phenolic
– Sour 

Regular calibration uses FlavorActiV‘s proprietary proficiency software and Pharmaceutical Quality GMP Flavour Standards to benchmark, troubleshoot and develop individual tasting abilities.

Once the tasting is complete, you need to log your results on our Beer Open Proficiency Program software platform. Identify your strengths and weaknesses and hone your skills to track your improvement over time. The Beer Open Proficiency Program engine is mobile friendly and can be accessed anywhere in the world. Certification is received for all participants who successfully complete the program.

FlavorActiV GMP Flavour Standards

Only Pharmaceutical Quality GMP Flavour Standards provide sufficient quality for professional sensory panels to train and validate with.

We produce encapsulated GMP (Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practice) Flavour Standards that are safe to both smell and drink. The compounds within our capsules impart the aroma, taste and mouthfeel of a specific defect or positive flavour into a beverage for the purposes of taster training, calibration and quality control.

Our individual flavour GMP Flavour Standards are sold by flavour, each flavour pack contains 5 capsules, each separately blister packaged. Our sensory kits contain a mixture of flavours, each separately blister packaged, read the product description for flavour details.

We ship globally, and have over 20 years of experience at it. Our GMP Pharmaceutical Flavour Standards are produced to the highest standards, and as such, their shelf-life is strong and their quality consistent.

FlavorActiV’s flavour centre is the world’s only pharmaceutically run facility dedicated to the production of flavour reference standards. The Flavour Centre is a state-of-the-art facility housed within the campus of world-renowned Quay Pharma near Liverpool in the U.K.

The Flavour Centre was designed by FlavorActiV from the ground up at the direct request of global customers as they looked to move away from inferior food grade ‘certified flavour standards’ to GMP Pharma, a standard that ensures safe, stable, traceable, consistent and long shelf-life products.

All FlavorActiV’s industry-leading encapsulated flavour standards are manufactured following GMP at our Flavour Centre. All aspects of manufacture are overseen by Quay Pharma who are audited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory agency (MHRA). We also welcome customer audits.

Only FlavorActiV GMP flavour standard capsules bear our mark of authenticity.

We brand each of our capsules so that our customers know they’re getting the Pharmaceutical GMP Quality that only FlavorActiV provide.

Industry leading packaging and shelf-life

FlavorActiV flavour standards are blister packaged, which extends shelf-life and protects capsules from potential contamination. The average shelf-life of FlavorActiV flavour standards is 18 months to 4 years, depending on the flavour compounds.

We will never ship in pots or plastic packaging, here’s why…

Blister packaging protects capsules from the environment until they are ready for use. Blister packaging greatly reduces the amount of headspace for possible flavour escape. As each capsule individually blister packaged, making use of one capsule still leaves all others protected. FlavorActiV Flavour Standard packaging is 100% recyclable, as opposed to polypropylene which is not widely recycled.

Pots are semi-porous, they allow molecules to pass through and flavour to be lost, their significant headspace also adds to substantial flavour escape as a gas, even when using just one capsule all those remaining in the pot are exposed.

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