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What temperature do you drink your beer at?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by StoutLover4life, Jan 9, 2013.


What temperature do you drink your beer at?

  1. colder than cellar temp

  2. cellar temp (65 degrees)

  3. room temp

  1. StoutLover4life

    StoutLover4life Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2012

    I usually like to have my beer a bit colder than cellar temp (around 55 degrees) because I like to enjoy each flavor that comes through as the beer warms.
  2. I like different beers at different temperatures.
  3. 65 degrees seems awfully warm for cellar temp.Practically all the beer I drink is drawn from the cellar and it's in the low to mid 50s , just how I like it.
  4. icetrauma

    icetrauma Advocate (555) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Mine usually start at around 50 then warm up. Unless it's a lager then, I pop it into the freezer for 20-30 minutes before drinking.
  5. icetrauma

    icetrauma Advocate (555) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Celler temp in Houston is 80-90* :D
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  6. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 4, 2009

    Not picky.

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  7. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Advocate (605) Ohio Feb 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    For most beers it's between 50 and 55 degrees. I just think most beer tastes better at around those temps, but of course stuff like Pilsners and Lagers are better colder.
  8. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Savant (300) Oregon Nov 21, 2012

    As said before, cellar temp should actually be closer to 54°, so taking that into consideration I tend to like my beers at or around cellar temp. Some beers (lagers, pilseners, ipa's, wheat beers, bocks, basically beers for the most part you don't actually want to cellar) I prefer bellow 54° (maybe close to 45°), otherwise the beers I do cellar or even most other styles/lower abv beers I like to be between 54°- 60°. I find that you get more of the flavor both out of the nose and the taste at those temps (again not in every case, but pretty consistently).
  9. Madskill

    Madskill Savant (290) California Nov 25, 2012

    50F and it warms up. :)
  10. "Fifty-five to stay alive."
  11. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Savant (485) Ohio Jun 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    Most is in the beer fridge (it isn't set super cold) which I usually drink slowly to let warm up to recommended temp.
  12. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (725) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Subscriber

    Slightly colder, let it warm. Sometimes easier to pick up flavors and aromas kind of in two stages.
  13. papaholmz

    papaholmz Savant (250) South Carolina Nov 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    My "cellar" keeps my beer at around 53 deg; perfect drinking temp for me.
  14. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Comes out of the fridge very cold, then depending on style I usually leave it out 10-20min to "warm".
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  15. ao125

    ao125 Savant (335) Virginia Dec 1, 2010

  16. jhartley

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

    Most times I will get it out of the fridge and let it sit for around 15 minutes and then before pouring I will run the glass under hot water to clean it out and also to warm the glass up a little. I like to see the difference in flavor from the fridge as it warms as well.
  17. Out of the fridge. They warm up as I work through the review.
  18. Gregfalone

    Gregfalone Savant (375) California Sep 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    Usually between 45-50 degrees for most beers. Barley wines a little warmer, lagers 37 degrees straight out of the fridge.
  19. mecummins

    mecummins Savant (425) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

    This is exactly what I do.
  20. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Advocate (660) California Jan 2, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    cellar temp 65 degrees? You so crazy
  21. lsummers

    lsummers Advocate (535) California Jun 21, 2010

    I generally like DIPA's right out of the fridge. Stouts I like at almost room temp, although Imperial stouts I like right out of the fridge. Pilsners/Kolshes/Pale ales I like at cellar temp.
    American Strong Ales - Right out of fridge then let warm up.
    Porter - Right out of fridge
    Rauchbier - Cellar temp.

    Bud light at boiling temp. : )

    My gf totally loves cider at room temp too.
  22. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Champion (875) Michigan May 30, 2005 Subscriber

    If it's in the upstairs fridge then the cap gets popped at 40 degrees and I probably finish it by the time the beer gets to 60. If it's a sipping beer then it's likely going to be stored in the cellar fridge which is set at 50 degrees, and the cap gets popped at 50, but I'll drink it slowly to allow it to warm up as I drink it. Often the glass of beer will last an hour or so and will be at room temp well before I finish it.
  23. I like to pour my imperial stouts into ice-cube trays, put them in the freezer, then after a couple of hours suck on the cubes.
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  24. This.

    When I open one beer, I take my next one to drink out of the fridge. RIS or Barleywines I'll have warmer than a smaller beer.

    If its AAL I drink that shit code blue cold.
  25. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (770) Illinois Apr 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    Beer: 45-60 degrees
    Room: 72 Degrees
    Me: 98.6 degrees
  26. MilkManX

    MilkManX Savant (390) Arizona Jul 10, 2012

    It depends for me too. Lagers,IPAs,lighter color beers I enjoy Fridge cold. Stouts/porters I like a bit warmer but not room temp.
  27. zstef99

    zstef99 Aficionado (215) New York Dec 25, 2008

    Just busted out my infrared thermometer the other day to test this. Turns out about 55 degrees is the sweet spot for big beers for me. My cellar is currently 50 degrees, which works out well for that.

    I haven't tested it yet, but I'd guess around 45-50 would be my preference for everything else.
  28. endovelico

    endovelico Savant (345) Portugal Jul 25, 2008

    I just wait a couple minutes after pulling them from the fridge.
  29. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Advocate (670) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Definitely depends on style...
    IPA - 45 to 50
    Hefe - 45
    Big stout - 55
    Milk Stout - 47 to 50
    Lambics/Sours - 55 to 60

    I'm not picky...but that's where I enjoy them the most.
  30. I keep my glass in an immersion circulator set at PRECISELY 56.234 degrees.
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  31. antilite

    antilite Savant (255) Florida Jan 1, 2012

    I have no idea what the temperature is in the fridge, but it is cold in there. If I want my beer a little warmer I put the glass between my legs for 15-20 minutes. Of course, I need to stand still to keep from spilling the beer.
  32. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Advocate (745) New York Jun 19, 2009 Beer Trader

    Different temperatures for different beers. But for the most part...

    IPAs, IIPAs, Saisons, Wheats: 40-45

    Stouts, Imperial Stouts, Porters, Lambic, Wilds: 50-55
  33. SenorHops

    SenorHops Savant (475) Rhode Island Aug 10, 2010

    53.23 degrees. I take sporadic temp readings as I'm drinking it and if drops below 53.20 degrees I throw it in the freezer for a minute. Either that or I just wait until the mountains turn blue. ;)
  34. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (405) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    i cant vote because cellar temp is not an option

    jokes aside, different temps for different beers
  35. I open my fridge, grab a beer, pour it into a glass, and drink it.

    I'm old fashioned I guess.
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  36. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Advocate (660) California Jan 2, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    in a frosted mug I presume...
  37. Out of the fridge, let them warm while I'm drinking.
  38. Brunite

    Brunite Savant (430) Illinois Sep 21, 2009

    All start in the fridge @ approx. 38 degrees.

    All are poured at room temp @ approx 71 degrees

    I start to drink slowly as they warm from 40 to 71 degrees, usually finishing before the 71 degrees. This allows me to experience the nuances and flavor subtleties across a range of temps.

    All end up at 98.6 degrees (body temp inside).
  39. Thirstygoat

    Thirstygoat Advocate (720) Illinois Nov 22, 2012 Beer Trader

    My room temp is 60 F. Lower utility bills = more funds to buy beer.
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  40. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,270) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    Depends on how thirsty I am.