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How You Drink Your Beers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Beertsipper, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    I normally try to take my time with the beer im drinking. This is usually harder for me to do with ipas and wheats...but i still try.
  2. hoosier222002

    hoosier222002 Advocate (745) Illinois May 23, 2008 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I like to follow my rating system...how much do I like it and/or would I have it again. I know a lot of members like to review beers and I respect that. In terms of drinking a beer, I try my best to have it out of the proper glassware.
  3. buddha5050

    buddha5050 Savant (370) Michigan Sep 27, 2012

    same here if I am rating a beer I drink them around the same time of night and nothing to else to influence my senses
  4. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Yeah that's the only way to do it if you ask me. I usually wait an hour after eating before I rate a beer or even drink a beer
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  5. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Advocate (520) Pennsylvania Jan 15, 2011 Subscriber

    I basically use beer as a nightcap and enjoy one a day or so, so basically I sip and enjoy. Unless it's something relatively "light" like a belgian wheat or saison or whatever, then I may put down a couple and sip more vigorously.
  6. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Savant (480) New York Nov 18, 2008

    I don't get it.
  7. I just meant that many factors come into play such as freshness, therefore it is impossible to give a true unbiased rating. I do not personally rate beer since I find my appreciation for them is ever changing... The secondary fermentor drinking was a joke to say I drink my IPA's as fresh as possible which is why I enjoy homebrewing! This gives me a never ending fresh IPA supply
  8. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Champion (905) Florida Feb 27, 2005 Beer Trader

    It tastes like money, which tastes like cocaine, which tastes like burning baby powder, which tastes like pavement, which means you are getting curb stomped, which means you like American History X, which means you dislike Salma Hayek, which means your opinion is void. 8 degrees of Oprah Winfrey.
  9. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Advocate (730) Ohio Nov 11, 2011 Beer Trader

    I don't rate beers because I'm not a professional judge. I do buy beers or seek them out based on the BA averages and whether or not they are being talked about.
  10. I almost always drink my beer in a glass, and the proper one if possible. I always do this if I'm reviewing the beer and/or if it's the first time I'm experiencing the brew. You always get the best impression of the beer I find....color, carbonation after pouring, temperature changes etc.

    It's perfectly fine to enjoy a beer in a bottle or can however, and I do from time to time....but only if I've had it before, or if it's something easily available that I can go to the store and pick up again to enjoy the way I prefer.
  11. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (620) California Dec 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    1.What ever glass I use I make sure its a clean glass, spots and water are pet peeves of mine!!
    2. I like to wait till after dinner but I also love to pair certain beer with certain meals!!
    3.Like George Thorogood I drink alone with nobody else cause most of the world's people do not appreciate sitting down and obsessing over a nice brewed ale!!
    4.Unless its a very special brew I also pair my beer with a nice hand-rolled cigar!!
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  12. MikeCactusGordon

    MikeCactusGordon Advocate (710) Ohio Feb 20, 2011 Beer Trader

    Well done

    ::stands up and starts slow clap::