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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Dannywhitewash, Dec 6, 2012.

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  1. LMT

    LMT Oct 15, 2009 Virginia

    I think this is a good point. I'm one of the few who really does think I can "taste" metal in any beer poured from a can.

    I do believe the chemical analyses from Sierra Nevada (i.e., that there's no difference in the product), and I've concluded that...

    1) Yes, it is something that is just in my head.

    2) And/or possibly the can has a smell associated with it that for me, negatively affects the beer's flavor.

    So for me personally, I don't often buy cans because I know that I'll probably not enjoy the beer as much as from a bottle (for these two reasons). Plus the ritual of bottle pouring is more enjoyable for me.
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  2. fmccormi

    fmccormi Oct 24, 2010 Maine
    Beer Trader

    Fair enough. I really do think it's important to note that difference, even if it's only perceived in this instance, is still difference. Especially if we're dealing with something like beer or food, where ultimately it's your perception of it that matters above all else, then perceived difference is entirely valid.

    Me, I don't have an issue with cans, in terms of how it smells or tastes. But I do agree that it's more fun to pour from a bottle. Sometimes it's the little things, right? Cork and cage is just fancier.
  3. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    There is a very simple way to know if the metal taste is in your head. Grab a can and bottle of whatever beer is packaged both ways like SNPA or Torpedo and have someone pour them for you secretly and see if you can pick out which one came out of a can.

    My bet is you won't be able to consistently.

    *this is coming from someone who used to hate cans*
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  4. imbrue001

    imbrue001 Aug 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I dont have a problem w/ cans or the theory about why they are better but..
    Since they get cold faster doesnt that also mean they can get warm faster?
    Because I seem to of had many more off, oxidized/styrofoamy beers that have come from cans than ones from bottles.
    Just sayin'.
  5. FanClub

    FanClub Nov 2, 2012 Indiana

    i bet they get it right half the time:)
  6. dlello2

    dlello2 Nov 11, 2011 Illinois

    Here's an interesting post on BPA in cans...

    Kind of amazing that there's still no alternative lining.
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