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Drinking out of bottle/can vs. pouring in to glass

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by happy4hoppybeer, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. happy4hoppybeer

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    Which is your preference, drinking right out of the bottle/can or pouring into glass??

    I almost always drink out of the bottle, because I find pouring into the glass diminishes the flavors and body at least to a certain extent.

    I pour into glass when I write a review or when the beer is so awesome looking in appearance, but that's it.
     
  2. draheim

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    So you want to review beers that have (in your opinion) dimished flavor and body?
    I basically always pour into a glass for exactly the same reason you don't.
     
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    I pour into glass if it's the first time I've had it or if it's any size bigger than 12oz. Last night, I drank both Narwhal and Ten Fidy without pouring them first.
     
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    Yuuuup
     
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    Always pour into glass
     
  6. happy4hoppybeer

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    When I do reviews, often what I will do is pour one into appropriate glass, and review it's appearance. I review the taste and rest out of the bottle.

    I don't like diminishing my beers, I like experiencing them at their max. Thus, I always consume straight out of the bottle.
     
  7. LMT

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    I can't think of any advantage whatsoever in drinking beer direcetly from the bottle/can...unless a glass just isn't available.

    I even pour AAL's for my garden slugs into a plastic cup first before they drink it.
     
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  8. draheim

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    To each his own, but I doubt you'll find many people who agree with you. When you drink from a glass, are you using an American pint glass? If so, consider trying a tulip instead; that's my most versatile glass.
     
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    I've always found drinking out of the bottle, at least with higher gravity beers, limits the complexity. The only beers I drink out of bottles or cans are lagers, pilsners, etc.
     
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    I usually use tulips, snifters or something like that.
     
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    I prefer pouring into a glass and I have a few different styles of glassware, depending on what I feel like using. Only time I'll drink out of the bottle or can is when a glass isn't available.
     
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    I likes me a nice glass when I'm sittin' and relaxin' to a good brew - The bottle or the can work when I'm going for a quick quench, snoot , and buzz - When it comes to the Heady Topper stuff I pour half in a glass and drink the rest from the can (as directed) - cheers!
     
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    It would be like drinking wine from the bottle, its made to be served in a glass. Always pour into a glass, the only exception I have heard of is Heady Topper, the can says to drink from the can.
     
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    So either you think LMT shouldn't be killing his garden slugs, or you think he should be killing them with Rochefort 10.
     
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    I just think the little guys would prefer water.
     
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    People drink out of the bottle? ;)
     
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    IMO the best way is to drink out of a glass. That way the beer is agitated properly when tasting. It's just always been my preference to pour into the appropriate glass and go from there.
     
  20. happy4hoppybeer

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    Why not?? Do people not drink Jack or Wild Turkey out of the bottle??
     
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    I once drank Brown Shugga out of a straw out of a bottle waiting to get into a parking lot for a concert, tasted just fine
     
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    I've found that I prefer Pils and AALs from the bottle/can. Everything else is enhanced by the glass, IMHO.
     
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    I shouldn't have to say.
     
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    Maybe people that are regulars at AA meetings or frat parties
     
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    Good point. I'm going to start drinking sandwiches out of bottles now, because apparently every substance is the same and synonymous.
     
  26. VaTechPhilly

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    Agreed
     
  27. happy4hoppybeer

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    Smartass ;)
     
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    I think it's pretty widely accepted that pouring into a glass helps the flavor since you can actually smell the beer and smell is a huge part of taste. That's not to say you MUST do it however. To each their own.
     
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    ALWAYS pour into a glass, unless I am fishing/camping or at a concert.
     
  30. PsilohsaiBiN

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    Use a glass, and get some head!
     
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    Glass most of the time for good beers, but some beers feel better to drink out of a can, but I can't say why. The two the come to mind the most are DPA and Revolution Brewing's Anti-Hero IPA
     
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    I like Yuengling out of the can...fwiw
     
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    Totally agree! That's why whenever I go to a tasting event and someone offers me glassware, I politely say "No, thanks, I'd prefer to drink my pour directly from the bottle".
     
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    Of course its best to drink from proper glassware when possible but I'll say this:

    Better to drink straight from the can/bottle than not at all
     
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    Always from the glass. Most breweries up the CO2 volume of in the bottle so when poured out they are at the desired volume of CO2.
     
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    Gotta use a pint glass. Want to ck out the color and head. Plus can really get a good nose full of hoppy aroma! Beer on!
     
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    How's the nose on that?
     
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    I prefer to listen to disco records on a shitty stereo. I don't want to diminish the vibe.
     
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    I always pour in a glass, but i believe the shape of the bottle allows for a better smell of the beer in some cases. The Heady Topper can says don't pour in a glass, so that gives some credit to not using glassware
     
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