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ethyl acetate 

The Oxford Companion to Beer
Graham G. StewartGraham G. Stewart

is a compound produced by yeast that is quantitatively the major ester found in both beer and wine. Esters are aromatic compounds formed by the reaction between alcohols and acids. They are widely found in nature and contribute to the aromas of many varieties of fruit. Over 90 esters can occur in beer, and the ethyl esters predominate.... ...

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