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Old 08-01-2008, 06:24 PM   #1
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This might just be the fact that I'm an über n00b but what's the point of beer head??? I've read a lot about head retention and the like but have yet to find anything that breaks down any beneficial purpose it serves for the beer itself. I enjoy a good rich head because it SEEMS to help develop some of the more subtle flavors but I am easily decieved by the placebo effect.
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:27 PM   #2
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Makes the beer look nicer in a glass IMO

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Old 08-01-2008, 06:28 PM   #3
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Also helps to release aromas.

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Old 08-01-2008, 06:30 PM   #4
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Aroma, texture, and flavor. Also a sign of a well-crafted brew. Beer with a thin head will often taste/feel thin.
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:37 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Yuri_Rage View Post
Also a sign of a well-crafted brew. Beer with a thin head will often taste/feel thin.
Good call. A thick head looks killer and gets the mouth watering, but more importantly, it's a sign of a quality brew. Plus, there's nothing better than a beer head mustache.
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