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Hefe head retention

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ifnkovhg, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. ifnkovhg

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    Hey. I just poured an Ayinger Brau-Weisse, and the head struck me as more saison-like: fizzy as opposed to foamy, audible, and it disappears very quickly. Does that mean the beer's past its prime? It tastes fine, but I can't say that my taste-memory is very good. Thanks!
     
  2. billandsuz

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    likely your glass was less than ideal.
     
  3. ifnkovhg

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    It was a clean pint glass that went through the washer the day before. Thanks for your input. Appreciate it!
     
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    That's one reason why I usually go with Franziskaner.
     
  5. omgshesaboy

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    Ideally you should hand wash your beer glasses...even the dish washer can leave residue on them, and head retention can be effected in a negative manner. I can't recall if Ayinger dates their bottles, but I suppose it could have also been the age of the beer. If it was an old bottle it probably would have tasted "off".
     
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    Haven't had the Ayinger yet but most German hefe's I've had tend to have pretty bubbly heads. Sometimes messy ones depending on the pour but there's exceptions. If it tastes good I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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