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Unusual beer head.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by whiskey, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. whiskey

    whiskey Advocate (535) California Feb 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    So poured a couple Celebration ales for the wife and I. One has a completely normal head, the other quite large and oddly shaped, didn't think much of it.

    Poured a second round and the same thing happened. Here's a pic of the weird head after a few sips:


    Both were fresh out of the dishwasher...soap in the glass? Would there be that much left to affect a second glass? There was no soapy taste. Should I call Mulder and Scully?

    I'll give these glasses a good rinse before the next pour and report back...
    Schwantz likes this.
  2. Clumpy heads happen no problem just drink up.
    davey101 and Chickenhawk9932 like this.
  3. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Champion (845) Maryland Oct 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    That right there is a sign of a healthy hop profile ;)
  4. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    That there is the head I look for on every Celebration. If you don't get a head like that check to make sure your glasses aren't soapy.
  5. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    Honestly, I hate head on beer anything over 2 fingers and I'm already drinking something else. You're slowing me down chiefo_O
  6. I've had that on many a celebration - cheers, celebrate!
    jlenik likes this.
  7. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Celebration looks like that every time I pour it.
    jlenik, elgiacomo and Chickenhawk9932 like this.
  8. Normal looking head to me..
    Sometimes you can pour a full bottle in a pint glass no problem.
    Other times 3/4s full and shes a gusher baby.
    That is when you get a head resembling that pic.
  9. jtmiller03

    jtmiller03 Savant (260) Oklahoma Feb 2, 2008

    Hand wash those beer glasses with hot water. I once read a perfect quote but don't recall who said it...
    A glass can touch either beer or soap... never both.
  10. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,330) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    Doesn't appear to be a problem to me, looks like every other pour of Celebration to me. Soup residue would probably kill the head, not make it beautiful like that.
    Drink up, cheers!
  11. Maybe it depends on whats normal for the type of beer. I once drank a Duvel with a head like that, and it seriously made me ill.
  12. Schwantz

    Schwantz Savant (390) Florida Dec 16, 2012

    Been there done that..... "The cotton candy effect"... We are gonna need a beer genius here!!
  13. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    I wouldn't say that looks perfectly normal to me. Maybe some coagulated proteins caused by a flash of extreme heat or an extended period of moderately high temperatures. It's more common than it should be. It's probably just fine, but it makes for an awkwardly curdled head that sort of rubs me the wrong way.
    dachshunddude86 likes this.
  14. Hell, just eat it with a spoon! Think of it like a float.
    davey101 likes this.
  15. whiskey

    whiskey Advocate (535) California Feb 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    Sorry I never came back with more pics...something made me lose focus.
  16. Said no one ever.
  17. davey101

    davey101 Champion (860) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009 Beer Trader

    You'd love Orval/Rayon Vert!