Alcohol in Beer Proficiency Test

Note: Fees (prices) on this site are in GBP and do not include carriage / handling fees and VAT. Customers outside the UK may also incur local charges, including (but not limited to) import duties, local taxes and customs clearance fees, which may add significant cost to your order. Prices here are for the PT round or QC / Reference Material only and the total price payable may be higher.


Product Specification

Proficiency Test Information
Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size



200 ml


Alcoholic Strength (real), Sulphur Dioxide, pH, Bitterness


This PT is not currently within scope of accreditation to ISO 17043. Please note that we will require bitterness to be reported as mg/l of iso-alpha acids

Test Description

This proficiency test is intended to allow laboratories to demonstrate competence in the analysis of basic quality parameters in beer.  Alcohol analyis is required to ensure the correct duty payments are made on the traded product, and bitterness is a key taste parameter by which consumers choose their preferred type and brand of beer.

Routine monitoring of beer batches can help to improve the consistency of product over time reducing the risk of new batches tasting significantly different from those the consumer is used to.

Fapas proficiency tests can help highlight potential deficiencies within your testing process, such as analytical bias due to poor instrumentation calibration for example. By using real food and beverage matrices your proficiency test results are immediately comparable to your routine analysis and as such can provide direct improvements from which to safeguard your high-quality testing practices.

Related Products