I Am looking for recommendations for books or reading material on beer flaws and faults.
I don't know any books off-hand, but I found this kit and webinar very useful when studying for my Cicerone exam:
Tasting Beer by: Randy Mosher. The first definitive textbook for beer study.
Used this as a text for a beer unit I taught last semester!
Thank you all!
This is the official beer faults guide for tasting by the Beer Judge Certification Program and Homebrewers Association. It is a great start to understanding flaws and faults, how to identify them, and ultimately what action to take once you have determined a fault. A couple of other books out there are great for understanding the brewing process in an in depth manner. Yeast: The Practical Guide to Fermentation and Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers both deal intimately with the parts of the process where faults are most likely to occur. There are two other fascinating books in the series on Malt and Hops but they pertain much less to your focus. Let me know if you have anymore questions. I have taught quite a few classes on beer faults and may be able aid you in your search.