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Old 02-12-2013, 12:27 AM   #1
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Default Ok, I need to settle this.

Do the Germans prefer to drink warm beer? I don't know how many times I hear it from people. Do they tend to drink it warmer than Americans and BMC? I have guys telling me they Germans are drinking like 70-80 degree beer. Please tell me this is yet another misconception propagated by ignorant people. If it isn't. Well you learn something new everyday.

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Old 02-12-2013, 12:29 AM   #2
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you'll have to go ask all the Germans how warm they prefer their beer.

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Old 02-12-2013, 12:32 AM   #3
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Some styles of beer, notably English browns and milds, are served warmer. German pilsners and lagers are typically served at 38 to 45 F. Not warm at all.

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We drink BMC at such low temperatures to shock the taste buds so we don't have to actually taste it. Their beer doesn't need the tastes masked. Their beer is not warm neither is it in the 80s. Cellar temps are in the 50's and low 60s. For those used to a frozen tongue, 50-60s sounds warm.

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Old 02-12-2013, 12:35 AM   #5
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What do you prefer? That's what counts.


Slightly off topic, but a friend of mine's dad loved his Coronas warm. He would get a sixer, and let them set out in the sun all day before he would drink them.

Man, that had to be disgusting. Clear bottles in the middle of a Tennessee summer......Yeah, that had to be putrid.

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Old 02-12-2013, 12:36 AM   #6
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Hell try an IPA at around 60-70 F... It will taste completely different and most of the time much better than cold

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Old 02-12-2013, 12:43 AM   #7
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I don't like "cold" beer (unless it is BMC). Now, not saying 70-80 degrees either. But, I usually pour a beer and let it sit for 15 minutes before drinking it. Or, just pull it out of my basement (56-58 degrees). I would say upper 40's- upper 50's is where I most enjoy my beers. Flavors are just smoother and well-rounded I think.

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I agree. I love this time of year. I can leave my beer right in the garage and it stays in the low to mid 50's.

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So the Germans don't as a rule drink warm beer? I have had several old duffers tell me that while they were stationed in Germany warm beer is what was preferred. I guess since it wasn't ice cold they considered it warm.

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When I lived in Germany, we never drank warm beer. (Except for Licher beer!)

But when I came to the US, everybody assumed I drank warm beer!

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