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The type of sensation the beer makes in your mouth is another measure of a well-made beer, and another place where problems can be encountered. Two main problems encountered are that the beer either seems too 'thin' or it creates an unpleasant puckering in the mouth. Few homebrewers toil away to create a thin-tasting beer, as this will leave most 'customers' and friends of the brewer dissatisfied. It is true that beer is mostly water, but if it feels as thin as water in the mouth, then one may question whether enough malt or malt extract was used. An astringent or puckering feeling in the mouth is another unpleasant symptom that can be a sign of improper brewing technique. Explore our troubleshooting section for more detailed information on diagnosing beer mouthfeel problems, their causes, and their cures.