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Old 06-03-2008, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default Swirling your beer?

I've seen this with wine but never beer. These guys do it CONSTANTLY. It's almost annoying, but maybe that just because I think it's rediculous. Can anyone enlighten me to the purpose of swirling your beer?

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Old 06-03-2008, 10:38 PM   #2
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"By gently swirling the beer you can disturb it just enough to allow its aromas to be amplified for a moment. Before swirling your beer make sure you have your nose ready to do some analyzing."

http://www.cureforwhatalesyou.com/20...to-taste-beer/

Though it seems to me they kind of over do it a bit. To each their own I guess.

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Old 06-03-2008, 10:42 PM   #3
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If you notice in the video, when he swirls the glass, it agitates the beer causing the head to foam up a little. Many believe that the head or foam of the beer is where you can really get the hop aroma. I don't swirl beer when I am drinking it, but I do know that head retention is always a goal for homebrewers and mainly beacuse of the hop aroma. Just a theory.

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Old 06-03-2008, 10:52 PM   #4
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The agitation breaks out CO2 which helps carry aromas out to your nose.

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I think the lace on the sides of the glass looks kind of gross when I'm taking awhile drinking a beer, so I swirl it to knock it back into the beer and clear the glass.

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I think the lace on the sides of the glass looks kind of gross when I'm taking awhile drinking a beer, so I swirl it to knock it back into the beer and clear the glass.
Lacing is like a trophy for me.

Indicates a well brewed beer.

Judges give points for good lacing.
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If i am drinking a beer and taking in everything about it I find myself doing a fair bit of swirling. If it is a beer i have had numerous times and do not need to find every aroma possible in it but rather just enjoy the flavors then its down the hatch.

Agreed, nothing better than a beer glass with beautiful lace...............well, a woman wearing lacy drawers maybe

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Agreed, nothing better than a beer glass with beautiful lace...............well, a woman wearing lacy drawers maybe
Well, see - I do the latter instead

It just dries up and looks weird at the top. I know it's prized - hence I knew what it was called (I didn't call it "that white beer goop") but I just don't know how I feel about it yet.
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:46 AM   #9
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Trust me- it's good! I'm kind of proud of the clarity and the lacing!

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I swirl mine a couple of times while drinking, just for the aroma and watch how the beer plays along the side of the glass.

A waitress brought me a glass of beer the other day and asked if I wanted a glass. I told her, "yes, because it allow sme to enjoy the aroma more." She got a look on like epiphany and went off to get a glass.

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