Sensory Panel Management course - Siebel Institute of Technology

Entry level Sensory and Beer Styles

Sensory Panel Management course

Ensure the quality and consistency of your beer by learning how to build and manage proficient tasting panels for your brewery, with Siebel’s Sensory Panel Management course.


The first line of quality control and product evaluation in any brewery is formed by a trained taste panel. By effectively utilizing taste panels appropriately and collecting and analyzing the results compiled from trained tasters, and taking the right actions based on the results, your brewery will improve quality, consistency and profitability.

With instruction given by brewing industry sensory panel experts, this course instructs you in the tools and techniques used by many of today’s leading craft breweries to assess their products and analyze data to ensure beer of the best quality and consistency. This course is critical for breweries of every size, and can also benefit brewing guilds looking to form member taste panels towards evaluating and improving the quality of beers produced by their members.

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All students applying for a program, module or course must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. For this course, prior brewing knowledge is not required, but students will benefit from existing knowledge of brewing technologies and/ or related sciences.

What I'll learn

  • Definition of Panel and Panel Leader
  • Basic Sensory Physiology: Human Flavor Perception
  • Definition of Sensory Evaluation
  • Non-Physiological Influences on Flavor Perception
  • Personnel, facilities, resources required, etc.
  • Establishing Panels for Breweries of Any Size
  • Motivations, Rewards, Validation and Retention
  • Running a Panel and Training the Trainer
  • Difference Tests: Duo/Trio, Triangle, etc.
  • Descriptive Tests: Characteristics, Intensity, etc.
  • Significance and Analysis – data analysis

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Payment Terms

To reserve a seat in any course, module or program, the required non-refundable Application Processing Fee (APF) must be paid within 5 (five) days after a student is accepted.

ONLINE: To qualify for “Regular Tuition” pricing, full payment must be received no later than 14-days in advance of the course, module or program start date.

CAMPUS: To qualify for “Regular Tuition” pricing, full payment must be received no later than 60-days in advance of the course, module or program start date.

“Late Tuition” will apply after these dates.

Time 3.5 days / 24 hours

Certificate of attendance

Tuition (late) $1,895

APF (non-refundable) $250

Total Cost $2,145

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