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Accompanying alcohols

Designation for fusel alcohols; see under fusel oils

Mixture of carboxylic acids, aldehydes, alcohols, esters, furfurals and terpenes. They are formed during alcoholic fermentation as by-products of yeast metabolism and then act as flavour and aroma carriers in beer, wine and spirits. They are then used to produce fusel alcohols (also called accompanying alcohols) such as...

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