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What temperature do you drink your beer at?

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

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What temperature do you drink your beer at?

  1. colder than cellar temp

    75.0%
  2. cellar temp (65 degrees)

    18.8%
  3. room temp

    6.3%
  1. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Never measured, but generally wait 5-10 minutes to drink after taking out of the fridge.

    Also, I did discover that the ideal temperature to drink Westy XII involves the following steps:
    1) Refrigerate overnight
    2) Put in coat pocket
    3) Ride 57 bus from Oak Square to Kenmore
    4) Take Green Line to Prudential T stop
    5) Walk two blocks in the pouring rain

    Took roughly 45 minutes and the beer was perfect drinking temperature when I arrived at my buddy's place.
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  2. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Member

    Location:
    New York
    Right now, I'm overstocked with IPAs so the fridge is set pretty low [40 - 42] to hopefully preserve them. When I want a beer, I usually pull two out and let the first one sit for at least 10 minutes before I drink it so I'm not real sure what temp it starts at. Since I tend to drink the first one pretty quick, I start with a low ABV beer and when I'm ready for the second one, I pull out a third beer and drink the second one and on and on until I'm loaded.
  3. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Member

    Location:
    Washington
    Depends on the style.
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  4. Mit

    Mit Member

    Location:
    Ontario (Canada)
    Probably colder than I should. When I'm doing a tasting or a review I will generally take the beer out of the fridge and set it on the counter till whenever I do the review....
  5. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    Out of the fridge (38 degrees), into the glass, and I go from there. I like experiencing the beer as it warms and the taste changes, but amazing taste or thirst can override that.
  6. BigCheese

    BigCheese Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Man, bus from oak square to kenmore, and then taking the green line. You earned that westy.

    Personally if I'm taking the green line (b) I prefer a cold AAL or spiked soda.
  7. BedetheVenerable

    BedetheVenerable Member

    Location:
    Missouri
    Between 55 (cellar-temp) and around 65 for most ales. For light-colored lagers and Kolsch, definitely cooler, at least to start. Dark lagers (bock, schwarz, etc) can vary depending on the beer.
  8. GoGators

    GoGators Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    I hear a lot of people say 45-55 degrees and i myself like to take my beers out of the fridge for 20-30 minutes before consuming them, but does anyone actually pop a thermometer in the beer or do something to actually measure the temp?
  9. Groomsy

    Groomsy Member

    Location:
    Kentucky
    I usually let pale ales and IPAs sit outside of the fridge for 10-15 minutes. Heavier beers I'll let sit for about twenty minutes or so. Lagers usually come straight out of the fridge for me.
  10. csurowiec

    csurowiec Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    This time of year I drink more big beers and IPAs and they stay a happy 50 degrees in the garage. Summertime I drink more beers that are better closer to fridge temp. And they are kept in the fridge and consumed shortly after removal from the fridge. I don't cellar anything long term. I buy beer to drink it.
  11. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Member

    Location:
    New York
    Where are you that your basement is 50?
  12. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Ideally, start a bit colder, and experience them as they slowly warm. I use an antique flint glass pint which insulates the beer nicely and allows a longer time at optimum temperature to carefully enjoy them.
  13. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I was bringing it to share with some friends. They rewarded my efforts with some Hill Farmstead.

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