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hand pumpA manually operated device for dispensing casked beer without using pressurized carbon dioxide.
  
harmonious Well-balanced; in beer, the term is often used to describe two or more distinct flavors or smells that mingle pleasantly, such as citrus, banana and coriander notes in weizens.
  
harsh Jarring, severe or abrasive.
  
hazeCloudiness or opaqueness in beer.
  
hazy Cloudy or opaque, sometimes due to floating sediment.
  
headThe foam atop the liquid in a glass of beer.
  
head The foam atop the liquid in a glass of beer.
  
head retentionThe ability of a beer to maintain the structure of its head.
  
hearty Substantial, robust or strong in taste, smell or body.
  
heavy Full-bodied and alcoholic.
  
herbal Containing or having the properties of herbs; plantlike in smell or taste.
  
highlights Nuances displayed in a beer’s color or flavor; nearly-black stouts may have garnet highlights, and an Oktoberfest may have golden highlights.
  
hogsheadA cask of beer measuring 54 gallons or between 245 to 250 liters.
  
hollow Empty or unfulfilling in malt profile, mouthfeel or body.
  
homebrewerA hobbyist who brews beer at home for non-commercial purposes.
  
homebrewingThe process of brewing beer for noncommercial purposes in one's home.
  
honest pintA glass of beer that measures 16 ounces.
  
honey, honeylike Posessing flavors of or akin to honey; common in lambics, weissbiers and gueuzes.
  
hoppingThe process of adding hops to wort during the brewing process.
  
hoppy Generally, having a high quantity of hops or hop characteristics; bitter, floral, citrusy, herbal or puckering in aroma or flavor. Having the character of hops. It can refer to high hop aroma, flavor and bitterness.
  
hopsDried conical flowers of the bine (casually called a "vine") of the Humulus lupulus plant (a member of the hemp family) used to lend bitterness, flavor, aroma and preservative qualities to beer. One of the four basic ingredients of beer.
  
horselike 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."
  
hot Excessively alcoholic.
  
husky Astringent, grainy bitterness.
  

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