Head is an important subject when it comes to beer, especially for the visual analysis of the product because even the eye wants to play a part! There is no doubt that head is one of the distinctive characteristics of beer, but it is not only a question of aesthetics: it contributes to retaining the aromas and slowing down oxidation of the beverage.
The ideal quantity of head varies according to the beer style. For example, Belgian beers like Tripel and Belgian Strong Ale are characterised by a dense, majestic head while the contrary is true for British barley wine, which produces very little head.
With the aim of achieving excellence in the drinking experience, we have further perfected our range of FC4 dispensing taps, even making a 2-outlet version available for dispensing extra head. By pulling the handle, beer is dispensed from the first spout, and by pushing the handle , the head is dispensed from the second spout. The head obtained this way looks especially compact and long-lasting, a “superior head”. The FC4 taps are a type that is utilised widely around the world and are considered a market standard.