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Hefe head retention

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ifnkovhg, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. ifnkovhg

    ifnkovhg Savant (280) California Aug 12, 2008

    Hey. I just poured an Ayinger Brau-Weisse, and the head struck me as more saison-like: fizzy as opposed to foamy, audible, and it disappears very quickly. Does that mean the beer's past its prime? It tastes fine, but I can't say that my taste-memory is very good. Thanks!
  2. billandsuz

    billandsuz Savant (460) New York Sep 1, 2004

    likely your glass was less than ideal.
  3. ifnkovhg

    ifnkovhg Savant (280) California Aug 12, 2008

    It was a clean pint glass that went through the washer the day before. Thanks for your input. Appreciate it!
  4. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Advocate (745) Oklahoma Oct 22, 2010

    That's one reason why I usually go with Franziskaner.
  5. omgshesaboy

    omgshesaboy Aficionado (190) Ohio Jul 19, 2010 Beer Trader

    Ideally you should hand wash your beer glasses...even the dish washer can leave residue on them, and head retention can be effected in a negative manner. I can't recall if Ayinger dates their bottles, but I suppose it could have also been the age of the beer. If it was an old bottle it probably would have tasted "off".
  6. Haven't had the Ayinger yet but most German hefe's I've had tend to have pretty bubbly heads. Sometimes messy ones depending on the pour but there's exceptions. If it tastes good I wouldn't worry about it.