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Old 11-28-2008, 07:19 PM   #1
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Upon reading a bunch of reviews on beeradvocate.com, and some people seem a little too adamant on head retention.

I dont care about a beer's head. It just gets in the way when I drink IMO, but some some reason, some snobs criticize beers just because they dont have a big head or a good looking head or a head that lasts a while.


are any of you guys with me on this one?

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Old 11-28-2008, 07:23 PM   #2
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:23 PM   #3
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I personally appreciate a good, foamy long lasting head. To me it's a visual thing and I like presenting a beer that looks amazing. That's just me though, and I can see for why a slowly dissipating head might be a PITA.

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Old 11-28-2008, 07:31 PM   #4
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I like head.

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Old 11-28-2008, 07:53 PM   #5
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ok, maybe it is pretty to look at

I just kinda slurp it off so I can fit more beer into the glass.

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Old 11-28-2008, 07:55 PM   #6
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Not only aesthetically pleasing, but serves a practical purpose as well- presentation of aroma.

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A nice long lasting head usually means that good ingredients and good brewing practices were used.

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Old 11-28-2008, 07:57 PM   #8
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A nice long lasting head usually means that good ingredients and good brewing practices were used.
Quite true! A visual indicator of good things to come.
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:30 PM   #9
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A nice long lasting head usually means that good ingredients and good brewing practices were used.
aye, looks like I still have more to learn!
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