I'm an obsessive home brewer. So I'm always trying to critically evaluate the flavour of beers I make with a view to constantly improving their quality. In particular I am searching for off-flavours, like by-products of fermentation, or is some-ingredient too prominent in the flavour profile.
However I find that if I eat certain foods (like flavoured chips/crisps), before drinking beer, some parts of the malt taste profile (or the yeast?) flavours go weird, the sweetness becoming kind of saccharine (maybe).
Some foods do not prompt this at all, e.g.: unflavoured corn chips/crisps, salted peanuts.
Is this a know phenomenon?
Is there a way to "reset" one's palette?
But this is really a question about food & flavours. I'd like to prepare meals (and snacks) that don't make beer taste weird.
(Note: cross-posted to "Seasoned Advice")