Triangle

Test Triangle
Min. Tasters1 5
Use Multi purpose
Samples Three coded test samples

Two are the same wine (A), (but are coded differently)

One is a different wine (B)

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Basic method Tasters assess all three samples then pick the sample which is different from the other two, or the odd one out.

Possible serving orders3: AAB, ABA, BAA, BBA, BAB, ABB

Example:

Results:

  • Correct responses = 4
  • Total responses = 5
  • Significant difference for 4/5 = yes
Example:

Results:

  • Correct responses = 8
  • Total responses = 10
  • Significant difference for 8/10 = yes
Results Are the wines significantly different?

Correct response – Taster picks the odd one out.
Significance – Required no. of correct/total responses2:
Single tasting: 4/5 5/6 5/7 6/8
Repeated tasting: 7/10 8/12 9/14 6/16
Notes:
1 Indicates the minimum number of tasters required for testing to achieve a statistically significant result (p < 0.05).
2 Figures denote minimum number of correct responses required out of the total number of responses to conclude the wines are significantly different from each other.
3 Serving orders denote possible arrangements of the samples to be presented randomly to tasters.