Beer and cheese enthusiasts can give free rein to their imagination experimenting with a host of possibilities. Cheese can, in fact, enhance the aroma of many beers,while equally the right beer can bring out new nuances in the flavour of many cheeses. There are many different types of beer that combine well with cheese. To start with, the effervescence of the carbon dioxide and bitter taste of the hops help clean the mouth from the fatty sensations left by the cheese. The alcohol content, which is usually quite low, lends smoothness, body and robustness to counteract the powerful taste of some cheeses. The toasted taste, as well as the bitterness of the hops, can counterbalance intense flavours without adding heaviness to the combination through high alcohol content.