Balance


Balance

Balance is both an obvious and slippery taste term. It implies a harmony and proportion of qualities, and perhaps a mild character since no one quality dominates. Balance can exist between aromatics, flavors, textural sensations, and aftertaste, or between competing flavors. Bittersweet is a term that implies a balance of 2 basic sapid flavors.

See also: complex, Crisp, Cultivar Flavor, Flavor, Mouthfeel, Origin Flavor, Round, Sensory Analysis, structured, Well-knit