Certified Cicerone® Candidates will taste 12 beer samples organized into three sets of questions:

  1. Off-flavor Recognition

  2. Style Discrimination

  3. Beer Acceptance

Since familiarization with common beer off-flavors is an important key to success on the Certified Cicerone Tasting Exam, we offer an Off-Flavors Webinar and an in-person Off-Flavors Seminar to help you gain that familiarization.


Our Off-Flavors Kit and Tutored Tasting Webinar contains the six flavor spikes plus a control spike. This creates enough of each spiked beer to serve participants a 2-ounce sample, we offer 6, 12, or 24-person sizes. (Note: you must provide the beer, cups, and other basic resources needed to do the tasting.) Order here.


For the In Person Off-Flavors Seminars, six different common off-flavors will be tasted. You must be of legal drinking age to attend. The cost is $49 USD per attendee. Please note: This seminar is non-transferrable and non-refundable. Most up to date schedule of seminars found here.