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GB 4927-2008
GB
NATIONAL STANDARD
OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
ICS 67.160.10
X 62
Replacing GB 4927-2001
Beer
啤酒
ISSUED ON. DECEMBER 29, 2008
IMPLEMENTED ON. OCTOBER 01, 2009
Issued by. General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and
Quarantine of the People's Republic of China;
Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of
China.
Table of contents
Foreword ... 3 
1 Scope ... 4 
2 Normative references ... 4 
3 Terms and definitions ... 5 
4 Product classification ... 7 
5 Requirements ... 7 
6 Analytical method ... 10 
7 Inspection rules ... 10 
8 Marking, packaging, transportation and storage ... 12 
Foreword
The clause 3.1 and 8.1 of this standard are mandatory, AND the rest is
recommended.
This standard replaces GB 4927-2001 “Beer”.
As compared with GB 4927-2001, the main changes of this standard are as
follows.
- MOVE the definition of special beer to the chapter 3 “Terms and
definitions”; MODIFY the definition of dry beer, ice beer, low-alcohol beer,
wheat beer, and turbid beer; ADD the definition of non-alcohol beer and
fruit & vegetable beer;
- ADD the product classification;
- CHANGE the negative deviation of the net content into net content;
- DELETE the level II quality level;
- CHANGE the measurement unit of the alcohol strength into volume
fraction (% vol);
- ADJUST the foam retention, alcohol strength, original wort concentration,
total acid, and carbon dioxide indicator;
- ADJUST the foam retention, alcohol strength, original wort concentration,
total acid, and carbon dioxide indicator of the brown beer and black beer;
ADD the sucrose converting enzyme activity requirements;
- MODIFY appropriately the exit-factory inspection item.
This standard was proposed by the National Food Industry Standardization
Technical Committee.
This standard shall be under the jurisdiction of the National Brewing
Standardization Technical Committee.
The drafting organizations of this standard. China Food and Fermentation
Industry Research Institute, Guangzhou Zhujiang Brewery Co., Ltd., Beijing
Yanjing Brewery Co., Ltd., Kingway Beer (China) Co., Ltd., Hangzhou West
Lake Beer Asahi (shares) Co., Ltd.
The main drafters of this standard. Guo Xinguang, Zhang Wujiu, Fang Guiquan,
Jia Fengchao, Song Changxin, Ye Qing, Li Huiping.
This Standard replaces the standard previously issued as follows.
- GB 4927-1985, GB 4927-1991, GB 4927-2001.
Beer
1 Scope
This standard specifies the terms and definitions, product classification,
requirements, analytical methods, inspection rules, marking, packaging,
transportation, and storage of beer.
This standard applies to the production, inspection and sale of beer.
2 Normative references
The provisions in following documents become the provisions of this Standard
through reference in this Standard. For the dated references, the subsequent
amendments (excluding corrections) or revisions do not apply to this Standard;
however, parties who reach an agreement based on this Standard are
encouraged to study if the latest versions of these documents are applicable.
For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document applies.
GB/T 191 Packaging – Pictorial marking for handling of goods (GB/T
191-2008, ISO 780.1997, MOD)
GB 2758 Hygienic standard for fermented wine
GB 4544 Beer bottles
GB/T 4928 Method for analysis of beer
GB/T 5738 Crates for beverage bottled
GB/T 6543 Single and double corrugated boxes for transport packages
GB/T 9106 Packaging containers – Aluminum easy open end and aluminum
two-piece can
GB 10344 General standard for the labeling of prepackaged alcoholic
beverage
GB/T 13521 Crown cap
GB/T 17714 Keg
State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine
[2005] No. 75 Order “Method for quantitative packaging commodity
measurement supervision and management”
3.5.2
Ice beer
It refers to the beer which is subjected to ice crystallization process, with the
turbidity less than or equal to 0.8 EBC. In addition to the characteristics, the
other requirements shall comply with the provisions of the corresponding
types of beer.
3.5.3
Low-alcohol beer
It refers to the beer having an alcohol strength of 0.6% vol ~ 2.5% vol. In
addition to the characteristics, the other requirements shall comply with the
provisions of the corresponding types of beer.
3.5.4
Non-alcohol beer
Dealcoholized beer
It refers to the beer having an alcohol strength of less than or equal to 0.5%
vol AND the original wort concentration of more than or equal to 3.0 °P. In
addition to the characteristics, the other requirements shall comply with the
provisions of the corresponding types of beer.
3.5.5
Wheat beer
It refers to the beer brewed suing the malt (more than 40% of malt) and
water as the main raw material, with a special flavor of wheat malt after
brewing. In addition to the characteristics, the other requirements shall
comply with the provisions of the corresponding types of beer.
3.5.6
Turbid beer
It refers to the beer the finished product of which contains a certain amount
of yeast or colloidal material generating special flavor, with the turbidity
more than or equal to 2.0 EBC. In addition to the characteristics, the other
requirements shall comply with the provisions of the corresponding types of
beer.
3.5.7
Fruit and vegetable beer
5.3 Hygiene requirements
It shall comply with the provisions of GB 2758.
5.4 Net content
It shall follow the State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and
Quarantine [2005] No. 75 Order.
6 Analytical method
The sensory requirements, net content and physical and chemical
requirements shall be tested in accordance with GB/T 4928.
7 Inspection rules
7.1 Batching
Fermented mature beer is, after filtration, formed one batch from the same
sake tank, the same packaging line, AND the product continuously produced in
the same packaging form and exit-factory (or warehousing) at the same day
with the same quality inspection report.
7.2 Sampling
7.2.1 TAKE samples in accordance with Table 5. Bottled beer shall use the
sterilized tools, sampled and sealed under aseptic conditions. The box (bottle,
can) beer is firstly sampled in accordance with the requirements of Table 5,
AND when the unit sample amount is less than 4.0 L, it shall appropriately
increase the sampling amount proportionally.
Table 5 -- Sampling table
Sample batching range / box or
keg Sample number / box or keg
Unit sample number / bottle or
can
Less than 50 3 3
51 ~ 1200 5 2
1201 ~ 35000 8 1
≥ 35001 13 1
7.2.2 Immediately after sampling, it shall attach the label AND indicate the
sample name, variety specification, quantity, manufacturer's name, sampling
time and location, and sampling person. SEAL 1/3 of sample; PRESERVE at
5 °C ~ 25 °C for 10 days for future reference. The rest of the sample is
immediately sent to the laboratory, to be subjected to the sensory, physical and
chemical, and hygiene test.
7.3 Inspection classification
7.3.1 Exit-factory inspection
however, if it is less than the next quality grade indictor OR there is more than
one item with “ordinary defect”, this batch of products shall be deemed as
disqualified.
8 Marking, packaging, transportation and storage
8.1 Marking
8.1.1 Sales packaging labels shall comply with the relevant provisions of GB
10344, indicating the product name, raw materials, alcohol strength, original
wort concentration, net content, manufacturer name and address, filling
(production) date, shelf life, standard number, and quality grade. Beer with
glass bottles shall also be printed on the label, attached label or outer
packaging with “warnings” – “AVOID impact to prevent bottle breakage”.
8.1.2 On the outer packaging carton, the net content and the total quantity of
the unit package shall be indicated in addition to the product name,
manufacturer's name and address, and production date.
8.1.3 The packaging, storage, and transportation pictorial markings shall
comply with the requirements of GB/T 191.
8.2 Packaging
8.2.1 The bottled beer shall use the glass bottles in accordance with the
requirements of GB 4544 AND the caps in accordance with the requirements
of GB/T 13521.
8.2.2 The canned beer shall be packed in a packaging container with sufficient
tolerable pressure, such as. aluminum easy open two-piece can, AND it shall
comply with the relevant requirements of GB/T 9106.
8.2.3 Keg beer shall use the beer drums that comply with the relevant
requirements of GB/T 17714.
8.2.4 The products shall be tightly packed, to avoid air leakage or beer
leakage.
8.2.5 Bottled beer external packaging use the corrugated box in accordance
with the requirements of GB/T 6543, the plastic turnover box in accordance
with the requirements of GB/T 5738, or the soft plastic overall packaging. It is
not allowed for the bottled beer to be sold only tied by rope.
Note. When packing with an automatic packaging machine, it is allowed to
place no ...
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