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farmlike Earthy, haylike, musty nuances; common in spontaneously fermented beers such as saisons and lambics. An off flavor in other styles. Also called "barnyard" or "barnlike."
  
fermentationThe process by which yeast converts various simple sugars into ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide gas, through which wort becomes beer.
  
filterTo remove particles and impurities from beer by passing wort through a porous material; or, the porous material itself.
  
final gravity The specific gravity of a beer when the desired degree of fermentation is complete. Also known as terminal gravity.
  
fine Small in flavor or bubble size.
  
finingA brewing additive used to clean a finished beer. Examples include Irish moss and gelatin.
  
finishThe taste that remains on the palate after beer has been swallowed. Synonymous with "aftertaste."
  
firkinAn English measure of a quarter-barrel (about 41 liters), or a cask that measures this size.
  
firm Solid in flavor.
  
flatIn mouthfeel, with low or no carbonation; in flavor, a lack of complexity.
  
floatersSmall particles suspended in liquid that settle at the bottom of the glass when not agitated. In beer, the material is yeast and protein particles, and most common in aged or bottle-conditioned beers.
  
flowery Possessing a scent of flowers; derived from hops and/or esters.
  
fluffy In head, a puffy, airy, marshmallowlike or cloudlike consistency.
  
foamy In head, a frothy, latherlike consistency.
  
fresh Recently made or non-aged beer. Or, containing just-harvested hops.
  
fresh-hoppedSee wet-hopped.
  
fruity Having the flavor or aroma of fruit or fruit characteristics. Fruity tastes may include those of particular fruits such as banana, apple, orange, plum or berries, or may comprise fruit in the general sense.
  
full-bodied Heavy in weight, body, flavor or viscosity.
  

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