Beer tasting, not just drinking! All you

all you new members, what do you like!? recommendations?

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Beer tasting, not just drinking! All you

Posted 21 February 2007 - 11:02 AM

It's been a while since we've had this discussion and there are a lot of new members. I know what kind of beer I like and all the regulars. There are so many beers out there and too many to taste all.

All you new members out there, give some recommendations, what are some of your favorites?

Here's a quick guide I found online to true beer tasting, very interesting!

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# Pouring the Beer

If you are pouring the beer yourself from a bottle gently run it down the side of the glass. Judge your pour speed based on the head that is forming. Aim to have about a two finger head when you're done. Some beers contain visible yeast at the bottom of the bottle that is meant to be drunk with the beer. If this is the case, stop the pour with a bit of beer left in the bottle. Swirl the remaining liquid to lift the yeast sediment and pour it into your glass.

# Appearance

Note whether the head is dense or thin. Heads are sometimes described as rocky if they are especially dense with dips and peaks forming as some of the bubbles pop. The color of the head is also worth noting and can range from pure white on Pilsners to light or medium brown on some stouts and porters.

Examine the appearance of the beer itself. Hold the glass up to the light and note the color and whether it is cloudy or clear.

# Aroma

Note whether it smells primarily of hops or malt. Generally speaking light colored beers will smell more of hops while darker beers tend to have a pronounced malt, roasted, chocolate or coffee aroma. Many ales have a hard to pin down spiciness or fruitiness from their yeasts.

Take your time with the aroma. Try to take three good sniffs before your first sip. If you're taking notes, stop to write your impressions before the first sip distracts you.

# First Sip

When taking your first sip, try to note the initial sensation as the beer enters your mouth. Think about whether it is sweet, bitter or something else. Beer, especially ale, can be very complex. There can be quite a difference between the first taste and the finish.
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source - http://beer.about.co...ToTasteBeer.htm

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 11:06 AM

i've been playing a lot beer pong.
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 11:11 AM

wow, that totally gayed up beer...
tasting is OK for wine and cheese.
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 12:59 PM

it couldn't have been phrased better
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Re: Beer tasting, not just drinking! All you

Posted 21 February 2007 - 01:28 PM

View PostCookie Mobster, on 21 Feb, 2007 - 11:11 AM, said:

wow, that totally gayed up beer...
tasting is OK for wine and cheese.


I think you know what you must do....

bring back the beerchucks
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 06:09 AM

i never had the self control for that kind off things.. an open beer bottle is to irresistible for me to sniff, kinda like a new computer (wich by the way smells amazing), except you can drink it until you pass out..
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Re: Beer tasting, not just drinking! All you

Posted 22 February 2007 - 06:44 AM

View PostCookie Mobster, on 21 Feb, 2007 - 11:11 AM, said:

wow, that totally gayed up beer...
tasting is OK for wine and cheese.



View PosteLliDKraM, on 21 Feb, 2007 - 12:59 PM, said:

it couldn't have been phrased better


I concur!
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 07:06 AM

You guys aren't manly men, that's what's up. Manly men slowly sip on beer, wear pink lacey dresses, and eat peanuts.
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 07:59 AM

Wychwood make lovely beers :P
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 08:01 AM

Yes, Hobgoblin is one of my favourites.
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 02:50 PM

Wychwood do indeed make excellent beers, I'm rather partial to Goliath myself.

And if you want a truly British beer, check out Bombardier. Wells make a lot of other tasty beers too :)
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 05:38 PM

pabst blue ribbon anyone?

http://www.pabst.com/
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 07:14 PM

i can't properly scratch my ear after nails get clipped
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 07:20 PM

Yeah?
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 07:42 PM

i'm so fucking hungry but NOTHING SOUNDS GOOD
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