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Old 08-16-2010, 07:48 PM   #1
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My friends went to a beer festival some months back where they met an old German man who told them that where he was from in a local pub they served beer with a foam so thick it had to be poured hours before drinking to let it settle and fill the cup, and that they would do this for hours, also he told them that if they place a quarter on the foam of the beer and if it sank they would through away the batch???? is this a wise tale or was he telling the truth.

 
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:56 PM   #2
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ive sceen the germans do thee coin trick on one of the beer hunter episodes. however your story might be a little exaggerated... dunno

 
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:58 PM   #3
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Some of that sounds exaggerated, but the claim that the foam could hold a quarter could very well be true. Sam Adams makes this claim, too, and it isn't too far fetched to believe that a stiff-foamed head, with small, tight bubbles could hold a coin on top.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:18 PM   #4
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It seems like it could be possible. There was a bar back when I was in college that used to float M&M's in the head of a Guinness.

 
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:25 PM   #5
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im just telling you all how it was told to me lol i think the same its seems that some parts of it could be exaggerated but i think maybe there could be some truth behind it.

 
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:33 PM   #6
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I know breweries like Dogfish Head will toss a whole batch for having a slight off-taste and not passing their flavor QA...but tossing it for not holding a quarter on the head? Sounds like an old wives tale.

 
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:56 PM   #7
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I think he was maybe exaggerating a little. I've been in plenty of German brew pubs, and it's true that the pours take a while while the head settles and they reach the fill line but I never saw one take more than ten or fifteen minutes or so.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:41 PM   #8
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I put a bottle cap on top of my imperial stout's head and it held with no problems. I had to try it after Sam Adams Jim Koch claimed that their beers could do so.

 
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:48 PM   #9
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lol nice info here

 
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:51 PM   #10
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I mean no offence at all to the OP, but I'm gonna file this thread under "Who gives a crap"

Anyone who uses their beer as a coin purse is still using a coin purse, no matter how manly he thinks his coin purse is!

 
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