- Volume 11 Issue 2
Sugars in Korean beer(3 brands) and Japanese beer(21 brands) were studied by HPLC and TLC. Total sugar of beer were estimated to 1.71∼3.93%(average 3.15%). Ethanol 4.5% class beers were estimated to 3.24% for Korean brands and 2.5% for Japanese brands. Ethanol 5% and 5.5% class beer were estimated to contain 3.2% for Japanese brands, respectively. Maltooligosaccharide series from glucose to maltodecaose were detected in the test of TLC and HPLC. No fermentable maltooligosaccarides and limit dextrin were estimated to 2.32%. But sugars in Korean Sikhye, rice drink saccharifide by malt, were not detected maltooligosaccharide series form maltotetraose to maltoheptaose.