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Praetorianus November 17th, 2017 4:31am

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...

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ctskapski x
11/17/17 4:10 pm

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.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/17/17 5:07 pm

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.

ctskapski x
11/17/17 5:28 pm

Yes, exactly the same principal.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/17/17 1:14 pm

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”?

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/17/17 3:40 pm

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.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/17/17 3:53 pm

Beer isn’t wine, no matter hard Miller tries in their advertising. It shouldn’t be treated as such.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/17/17 4:54 pm

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.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/17/17 5:10 pm

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.

geoag02 Dallas, TX
11/17/17 12:58 pm

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.

Carcano Luke 10 19
11/17/17 10:58 am

Lower temperature means less flavor. But Americans tend to like watered down beer for some reason so it makes sense.

knetzere Illinois
11/17/17 10:25 am

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

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
11/17/17 6:52 am

Shit beer - ice cold

Good beer - chilled

sea California
11/17/17 2:10 pm

ā¬†ļø yes

rons Thanks America
11/17/17 5:22 am

42° is the right temp accord to a brewmaster we knew. Ice cold loses taste.

jztheman Connecticut
11/17/17 5:01 am

In all fairness, they don't have ice in Europe.

rons Thanks America
11/17/17 5:23 am

No scotch on the rocks for them.

TrueAmerican7 I Am Galt.
11/17/17 5:51 am

The Netherlands disagrees with you ā›„ļø

jztheman Connecticut
11/17/17 5:53 am

I meant for drinks and such. They don't put ice in any of them.

TrueAmerican7 I Am Galt.
11/17/17 7:20 am

I know, I was just being funny šŸ˜

gluxford1 Arizona
11/17/17 3:38 am

Ice cold in a frosted glass.

rons Thanks America
11/17/17 5:24 am

Should be 42°.

phalnx Ohio
11/17/17 12:31 am

Ice cold, with the exception of St Pauli Girl, which actually tastes much better warm.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
11/17/17 12:25 am

Just piss in the glass why doncha?

44YY Boston, MA
11/16/17 11:05 pm

Just chilled please not too cold

Vietman manhattan
11/16/17 10:56 pm

Not ice cold, refrigerator temp.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/16/17 11:07 pm

I'm fine with fridge door cool, depending on your setting it's 50-55°F.

Domino3 Abolish the ATF
11/16/17 10:53 pm

If I’m drinking a shit beer or lager Iļø want it ice cold, but not if it’s a stout or IPA

Wino I need a drink
11/16/17 10:27 pm

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.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/16/17 10:36 pm

For you, it should be white wine chilled or red wine room temperature šŸ˜

Wino I need a drink
11/17/17 9:59 am

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.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/16/17 10:01 pm

I like putting it in the freezer to get it really cold

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/16/17 9:35 pm

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!

popapop2 Ohio
11/16/17 9:36 pm

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.

presrvd Phoenix
11/16/17 9:35 pm

I've had them both ways, and it really depends on the type of beer...

Cole12 ...
11/16/17 9:34 pm

Ice cold. Nothing better after a long day than a beer right out of the fridge.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/16/17 10:01 pm

Said the 15 year old.

Cole12 ...
11/16/17 10:03 pm

I wish I were still 15. That was a long time ago.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/16/17 10:39 pm

10 years or so ago I estimate.
We have a different idea of "a long time ago" šŸ˜‚
For me, well, watching the "Eagle" land on the Moon was "a long time ago"...

Cole12 ...
11/16/17 10:46 pm

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.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/16/17 10:50 pm

Not to far off, I've estimated teens by the way you act in here.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/16/17 11:18 pm

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 šŸ˜Œ

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/17/17 12:04 am

@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 šŸ˜ŽšŸ˜

Donaldo lets go brenden
11/17/17 4:16 am

Cole you're too young to be pounding down the brews

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/17/17 5:16 am

Visit Germany, you legally get beer at 16.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/17/17 6:05 am

No, I meant it as, immature and lacking life experience