Beer drinkers: In America, beer (not ale) is drunk ice cold while at least in some European regions it's drunk only "cool" (which Americans usually call warm). You prefer it to be...
Ice cold brews on the beach.
It's the same principle with coffee, how temperature effects your ability to detect flavor.
When things are really cold, or really hot, you can't detect the flavor as well as when it's... I think around 70° is optimal?
Europeans are closer for this, like more of the flavor.
My favorite example is ice cream.
They have to flavor and sweeten it strongly to compensate for numb taste buds, that's why it is unbearably sweet when melted and at room temperature.
Yes, exactly the same principal.
Just to be clear, your definition of “ice cold” is typical refrigeration (~40 degrees), and “cool” is room temperature?
Obviously I drink my beer cold. What kind of monster is like “mmmmm warm beer”?
Ice cold is 32-40, cool is about 50-55, from a fridge door of a fridge on low power setting to a cool cellar but not room temperature.
Beer isn’t wine, no matter hard Miller tries in their advertising. It shouldn’t be treated as such.
I downcorrect cool to 45-50.
No, beer isn't wine, but what you see as cool is somewhat subjective but I think room temp (70-75) is definitely not cool for beer.
I’m the kind of person who needs to finish their beer in a good 10-15min because once it starts to warm up even a little bit, my desire to drink it wanes.
I like it at the temperature of my fridge (about 40°F).
When in Europe I saw beer warmers sold in a kitchen gadget store. This device doesn’t make sense to me.
Lower temperature means less flavor. But Americans tend to like watered down beer for some reason so it makes sense.
Depends on the beer for sure. Ambers and reds I like Cold browns are good Cold or just chilled stouts I like to start chilled and let it warm
Shit beer - ice cold
Good beer - chilled
42° is the right temp accord to a brewmaster we knew. Ice cold loses taste.
In all fairness, they don't have ice in Europe.
No scotch on the rocks for them.
The Netherlands disagrees with you ⛄️
I meant for drinks and such. They don't put ice in any of them.
I know, I was just being funny 😁
I like a freshly poured beer
Ice cold in a frosted glass.
Should be 42°.
Ice cold, with the exception of St Pauli Girl, which actually tastes much better warm.
Just piss in the glass why doncha?
Just chilled please not too cold
Not ice cold, refrigerator temp.
I'm fine with fridge door cool, depending on your setting it's 50-55°F.
Best is 42°
If I’m drinking a shit beer or lager I️ want it ice cold, but not if it’s a stout or IPA
Depends on the weather and type of beer. I like a cold cider or light beer in the summer. On really cold days a warm cider or room temperature dark beer is tasty. I don’t think I’ve ever had a cold Guinness nor have I had a warm Blue Moon and I don’t really care to taste either.
For you, it should be white wine chilled or red wine room temperature 😏
Lol. In my dreams, I’ve been having a reaction to sulphates. So I’m learning to appreciate beer again. Still hoping my trial of double filter works this weekend.
Warm dark beer ...
Cool is cool...
I like putting it in the freezer to get it really cold
I'm fine with just cool to avoid esophagus and brain freeze since I'm pretty fast downing it.
I've actually had cans that were so icy it hurt holding them, and part of it was a solid lump!
I know I said colder the better, but I don't want my beer frozen. Still though I can use a coolie to keep my hands warm.
The colder the better.
I've had them both ways, and it really depends on the type of beer...
Ice cold. Nothing better after a long day than a beer right out of the fridge.
Said the 15 year old.
I wish I were still 15. That was a long time ago.
10 years or so ago I estimate.
We have a different idea of "a long time ago" 😂
For me, well, watching the "Eagle" land on the Moon was "a long time ago"...
Ha, actually I’m 20, so that was 5 years ago. But when you’re 20, 5 years is 1/4 of your life, so it feels like a long time.
Not to far off, I've estimated teens by the way you act in here.
Very true Cole12, it's relative.
I perceive my K12 education as longer than the time from its end to now (33yrs), and when my sister was born in 68 when I was three, and Mom told me it's 2 years till I can talk to her this was close to eternity 😌
@bluerum29: I guess you don't mean it as a compliment, as in "young, up to date, hip, trending, totally modern and anchored in the 21st century, great future ahead?"
Guess what: I do 😎😏
Cole you're too young to be pounding down the brews
Visit Germany, you legally get beer at 16.
No, I meant it as, immature and lacking life experience