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Old 06-29-2007, 04:53 AM   #1
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Default Does serving temp and glass shape effect flavor?

If so, why can't you specify these criteria on beers entered into competition?

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Old 06-29-2007, 04:58 AM   #2
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Jamil has talked about this in his experience as a judge, and how he tries to make sure that stuff is served at the proper temps. It would be completely impractical for you to specify that your APA was to be served at 55°, while I specified mine was to be 40°; you've just got to be realistic about this. Jamil mentioned how he will warm the beer up to an appropriate temp in his hands (remember, too, that they've got small glasses) if he believes it has been served to him too coldly; I'm not sure I would trust the typical judge to do the same.

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Old 06-29-2007, 05:09 AM   #3
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As long as all the same styles are in the same glasses and at the same temps, I guess thats the most you could ask for. If it;s the right glass and temp, so much the better. If it's wrong, at least it's (hopefully) wrong for everyone.

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Old 06-29-2007, 05:27 AM   #4
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I find that my beer tastes best when poured across the thigh of a virgin, but what are you going to do.

Barring that, you might want to look into this:

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Old 06-29-2007, 06:19 AM   #5
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I find that my beer tastes best when poured across the thigh of a virgin...
Funny, mine tastes best poured over the lower back tattoo of a trade school slut.
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:15 PM   #6
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I've heard some interviews about competition judging, they are aware this is a problem. Apparently, one way around it is to smell as soon as the glass is handed to you. Then judge the color/clarity. Take a sip. Make some notes. And then repeat the smelling and tasting now that the beer is warmer.

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Old 07-02-2007, 02:28 AM   #7
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Funny, mine tastes best poured over the lower back tattoo of a trade school slut.
Hmm to each his own, seems to me that would make it taste kinda crappy
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Old 07-02-2007, 07:26 PM   #8
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... lower back tattoo of a trade school slut.

That's also known as a pull-out target.
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