I'm an obsessive home brewer. So I'm always trying to critically evaluate the flavour of beers I make with a view to constantly improving their quality. In particular I am searching for off-flavours, like by-products of fermentation, or is some-ingredient too prominent in the flavour profile.
However I find that if I eat certain foods (like flavoured chips/crisps), before drinking beer, some parts of the malt taste profile (or the yeast?) flavours go weird, the sweetness becoming kind of saccharine (maybe).
Some foods do not prompt this at all, e.g.: unflavoured corn chips/crisps, salted peanuts.
Is this a known phenomenon?
Is there a way to "reset" one's palette?
Maybe I should post this to the alcohol section. But this is really a question about food & flavours. I'd like to prepare meals (and snacks) that don't make beer taste weird.
EDIT: Cross-posted to Homebrewing
EDIT: I tested this out over the weekend. I tasted beer - it's good, ate "Cheese & Onions Chips" (crisps), beer then tastes weird.
- Rinsing my mouth with lots of water alleviated it quite a bit.
- Drinking Milk didn't seem to do anything.
- Eating plain bread (suggested elsewhere) didn't seem to do anything.
I will try the High Salt rinse next.