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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Beertsipper, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Beertsipper

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    Does it have any impact on your ratings and your overall impression of a beer? For instance, I had a couple of DFH 90's yesterday. Took my time with them. Sipped and relished them. The flavor changed with the warming of the temperature. Last time I had this beer, I drank them rather quickly and couldn't savor (or appreciate) the many flavor profiles... But they were more refreshing. Downed them on a hot summer day after softball. Today I had my last KBS and drank it quickly. Not as tasty as my previous KBS where I took about 35 minutes to drink it. Are ratings here skewed?? This is why I don't rate beers. Makes no sense to me. I think it depends upon when you drink them. After a heavy meal? Your rating might be skewed. After sweating your butt off... You rating might be skewed. Etc., etc.,...Feel me on this???
     
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  2. fortsambo

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    Person variation > bottle variation IMO. But it's pretty hard to determine when you think about it.
     
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  3. draheim

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    Yes it has an effect, but it's inevitable. And considering all the people reviewing a given beer under a countless array of circumstances, I think this effect is mostly negated. What you end up with is an aggregate rating/description of the beer.
     
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  4. headbucket

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    With my mouth, when i feel like it.

    No but seriously i let it warm up and take my time if reviewing otherwise i drink as i see fit to satisfy my thirst that day.
     
  5. fredmugs

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    I had a Bell's Hell Hath No Fury and didn't even like it until the last 25% of the glass.
     
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    I drink my beer at night, in a Duvel tulip and don't eat anything with it. I'm not a big fan of mixing food and beer.
     
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    After dinner beer sesh.
     
  8. beertunes

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    Is my damn business! :p
     
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    i like my beer to warm up a bit for the flavors to come out more, if its a stout or porter i like it almost room temp. I never go through a beer fast then make a rating on it, thats just not fair to the beer...CHEERS
     
  10. mcbeerbrew

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    Most beer usually from a stout tulip.

    If it's a whalezbro, markintihar it right from the bottle.

    If it's a shitty beer, I funnel it straight to the dome.
     
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    I drink them all day long and usually from a glass. A special beer or a first time try,I would prepare for it. I need to focus and concentrate on the first impression.
     
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    One sip at a time.
     
  13. Beertsipper

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    Thanks for this reply. Makes total sense...
     
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    Wait, I just had dinner with Markintihar and Ehammond1. I thought markintiharing is a WhalesBro alone in CBS snifter filled to the brim? Am I doing it wrong?

    Cheers!
     
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  15. seplo

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    no problem man, dont be afraid to rate the beers you drink, not everyone is going to agree with your rating anyways. I also take in account the styles i dont like, for example im not into belgians yet,so i dont give them a 2 cuz i dont like the style, i rate them as far as the ones i had and i also look at the ratings before hand and read some of the reviews from big belgian fans....hope this helps too....CHEERS
     
  16. danieelol

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    If I'm sipping it slowly that means it doesn't taste good enough to quaff
     
  17. ShogoKawada

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    I drink my beers with gusto.
     
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    Don't believe what you hear from the outside world. You just had dinner with the MarkIntihar himself!
     
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  19. FosterJM

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    Yeah (Chest puffing out) I had dinner with Markintihar!!! F YEAH!!!

    Cheers!
     
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    I never rate beer with food. Far too many variables with spices, being full and stuff. I only rate when I have time to kill to really apprieciate and observe the beer the way it was meant to be enjoyed... at least by me. I probably spend more time sniffing, swirling the glass and rolling the beer around in my mouth to pick up all the nuances and develop memories of other experiences/flavors/tastes so that I can fully describe what I'm enjoy (or not enjoying). I generally wont review more than two BIG beers in a night either.
     
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    In a glass, and like Mr. Thick, never with food when I'm evaluating the stuff. I gotta have a glass, and I like to start it cold, the glass I mean, and then let the tasting travel through a range of temperatures as it warms up. And, I want a glass I can plunge my nose into...that being the most critical part.
     
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    If the brewer recommends drinking it at a certain temp I take their word for it and will do my best to try it at that temp for my first sip ( mostly if I'm trying a beer for the first time). After that I'm familiar with the taste I am more likely to just drink it straight out of the fridge maybe letting it rest for a few minutes. But if your not trying to discover and subtle nuances in the flavor just go with your personal preference. I always remind myself

    Its easier and takes less time to wait for a chilled beer to warm up then it is to cool it down again because it wasn't chilled enough. (In general) unless you pouring room temp beers in alaska then taking it outside lol
     
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    If I'm in a situation that I know I will be rushed/socializing/drinking out of a frosted glass/what have you, I will just note that I need to re-review this beer.

    I take my time when reviewing the beer, and will note what flavors change as the beer warms/is exposed to air longer.
     
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    Sometimes I like to beer bong my whales. If not, play beer pong with it.
     
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    You'd be crazy if you didn't
     
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  26. shawnp

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    Depends on the style for me. I'll sip a stout, pound a bitter, crush a Helles and gradually consume an IPA/DIPA.
     
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    I drink my beers in an isolation chamber.
     
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    Bucket or funnel. Whichever is close by...
     
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    Ratings? We don't need your stinkin' ratings.
     
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    Ratings and ranking aren't nearly as important as everyone gives them credit for.
     
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    I normally use my mouth, but snorting it isnt out of the question.
     
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    I always make sure I have the proper type of glass for the style of beer. If it's a beer I've never tried before, I make sure I have a clean pallet. I then take my time smelling and looking at it through light before I start drinking it to examine the complexities and different flavor notes. If I have had it before, then I'll experiment with pairing it with food.
     
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    Does the human condition affect the human perspective? Hopefully.
     
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    2 @ a time
     
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    Pretty much. I've reviewed one beer... Then I realized no one really cares what I think of a beer, so I stopped :D

    No disrespect to the folks who have tons of reviews and do so for their own pleasure, I totally get that. It's just not for me
     
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    Somebody needs a hug
     
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    I only drink beers in my hyperbolic drinking chamber at 280 degrees Kelvin

    I've noticed beers taste different when I'm watching Oprah though.
     
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    I just had a Sam Adams Winter Lager. It was great!! Then I had another, and it was just "ok". Then I had a third, and it was about a D+. Feel me on this? You get the picture. Uh, I think...
     
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    I drink them straight out the secondary fermentor to make sure I have my IPA's as fresh as possible to give it a fair rating...you feel me?
     
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    Solution: only have a beer once ;)
     
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