What does „EBC-color“ mean?

The color is an important parameter for the quality control of beer and wort during the brewing procedure. The individual detected color by eye is not a clearly defined measurement. For physical color determination of beer samples, the light absorption is detected at 430 nm by a Photometer. The detailed description of the analysis method is part of the MEBAK® e.V. (Mitteleuropäische Brautechnische Analysenkommission e.V.) method collection. The EBC number represents a single point in the absorption spectrum of beer.