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Old 05-15-2007, 08:37 AM   #1
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So... Who likes head and why? I've read a lot on these forums questions and answers on how to get good head. What I don't understand is why? Maybe I'm showing my inexperience with beers or maybe just my preference showing but the only thing I find head good for is a good white mustache, and my immaturity from LMAO off while writing this in seriousness.

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Old 05-15-2007, 11:45 AM   #2
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I love any head its all good.

 
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:02 PM   #3
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Head is a good thing. A day without good head is like a day without......

 
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:55 PM   #4
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:03 PM   #5
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Head is good...in all senses of the word...

As far as beer goes, it is certainly an aesthetic aspect of a properly poured pint. Moreover, it usually indicates a beer with good body and mouthfeel that has been crafted well. In my experience, a beer that pours with no head often tastes a bit flat or thin on the palate. I don't think anyone likes a mouth full of foam, but bit of froth shouldn't be objectionable.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:05 PM   #6
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I think I read somewhere that good head on a beer keeps the aromas from escaping all at once.


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I love any head its all good.
I agree with this answer too though.

 
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:24 PM   #7
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To me, it just is a good indication that it's well carbonated. I'd also agree that it adds to the overall mouthfeel.

 
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:55 PM   #8
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bad head is better then no head

 
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:10 PM   #9
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i like a good belgian lace along the side of the glass. perfect head holds until the last drink. mouthfeel is definitely key
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:51 PM   #10
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I don't have any use for a head on beer. I figure in a brewpub, it's just that much less beer and for my own stuff, why bother? Any carbonation that goes into forming the head is lost to mouthfeel.

I do like some foam on my egg creams though.
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