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Old 12-05-08, 03:12 PM   #1
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Let's Talk Beer, Shall We?

Specifically temperature. When the outside temp is above 80F there is nothing nicer than reaching into a cooler of crushed ice and pulling out a cold one but in the winter I prefer my beer around 60F.

How about you?
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Old 12-05-08, 03:15 PM   #2
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Ale, man, ale!
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Old 12-05-08, 03:19 PM   #3
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Ale, man, ale!
Wrong. Ale is a type of beer.
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Old 12-05-08, 03:37 PM   #4
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All ales may be beers, but all beers are certainly NOT ales!

To answer the OP, I like cold ale even in cold weather. Never could get the room-temperature British thing........

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Old 12-05-08, 03:46 PM   #5
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All ales may be beers, but all beers are certainly NOT ales!

To answer the OP, I like cold ale even in cold weather. Never could get the room-temperature British thing........
What's your point?

Some beers should be drunk closer to room temperature. Stouts for example are much better when they've warmed a bit than totally cold. Same for porters, although porters don't have the same richness and complexity typically, so they are very drinkable cold.
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I have no experience with beer. Sorry.
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5 yrs ago I was in Ireland in January and the Guiness was alley temperature, which is to say quite cold. Crazy!
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I like all beers at all temps. One of the best beer drinking experiences I ever had was fresh, room temperature Reading beer, many years ago. The next best was barely cool Michelob draft (hot off the presses) at the AB Williamsburg brewery.

The OP's description of the summer crushed ice thing actually made my mouth water. Mmmm baby. Nothing cuts the dust better than a 33 degree coors light, IMVeryHumbleO.

Generally, the thicker and more complex the beer, the warmer I like it. I like to drink stouts when they're just on the cool side of room temp.
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What's your pint?

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Fixed that for you.
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mmmmmm........ beer..........
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Certain ales such as an IPA taste great at less than frosty temperatures.

It makes sense considering they were brewed to be shipped unrefrigerated for long periods of time. The hops and higher alcohol content resulted in less spoilage when shipping to British soldiers in India.
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Hmmm...this gets me thinking. I've got about a dozen liters of draft beer sitting at home and waiting to be tapped.
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I like all beers at all temps. One of the best beer drinking experiences I ever had was fresh, room temperature Reading beer, many years ago. The next best was barely cool Michelob draft (hot off the presses) at the AB Williamsburg brewery.

The OP's description of the summer crushed ice thing actually made my mouth water. Mmmm baby. Nothing cuts the dust better than a 33 degree coors light, IMVeryHumbleO.

Generally, the thicker and more complex the beer, the warmer I like it. I like to drink stouts when they're just on the cool side of room temp.
I doubt that. Here, let me heat up the oven for you..

European dark ales, stouts, and porters should be drunk at "cellar" temperature, that is, not room temp and not refrigerator temp, but somewhere in between. around 55degrees F if I recall correctly.
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I doubt that. Here, let me heat up the oven for you..

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I dunno. I love the smell of beer brewing. Baked beer sounds kinda good.
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Depends on the beer. I'm assuming we are talking about real beer, and not Bud or Coors. In any case, the colder the better, as long as the beverage in question stays in a liquid phase.
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Dude a nice COLD, Bean Town Laga..AKA Samuel Adams Icy .....yeah Wicked nice
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