Leaving muselet(cork and cage) on neck?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by iwantyourskull, Nov 27, 2022.

  1. iwantyourskull

    iwantyourskull Dec 27, 2015 Missouri

    I see a lot of beer photos where people leave the muselet and cork on the neck of the bottle after opening. I see this mostly with sour and lambic beers. What’s the point of this besides that it looks good?
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  2. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan

    Somebody is probably going to take a pic and keeping it there adds to the 'experience drama' of the beer experience. (aka show-off factor.)
  3. tolar111

    tolar111 Aug 17, 2008 New York
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    No point, it just makes for a pretty picture


    Now those Lambic Baskets are a whole other story

    Not my picture
  4. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Gotta look good on untapped and the Gram.
  5. beerjerk666

    beerjerk666 Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Gotta show off bruh!
  6. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Maybe they are keeping it handy in case they need to recork for another day.
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  7. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Mar 28, 2009 California

    Is it possible to get the cork back in??
  8. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Yes, however you have to trim the sides.
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  9. crazyspicychef

    crazyspicychef Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Servers & bartenders present the bottle that way after pouring at finer establishments.
    I suppose that is proper serving etiquette?
    I gathered it is mostly for show, as well as sometimes the vintage is on the cork.
    And, you could look totally clueless and sniff the cork?
    I admit Iwas a bit dumbfounded the first time I was presented a bottle of Chimay that way.
  10. iwantyourskull

    iwantyourskull Dec 27, 2015 Missouri

    that’s a beautiful phot of saison DuPont
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  11. iwantyourskull

    iwantyourskull Dec 27, 2015 Missouri

    I guess I’m also curious of the origins, i suppose spicychef nailed it with the service industry and knowledge on the vintage

    i always have a ritual of licking the dreg dribble spill over on the opening of the bottle and sniffing the cork cause I’m weird.

    I also heard on the beer temple insiders round table podcast years ago. Melanie? From the green lady in Chicago made a comment she likes to keep the cage and cork to guide her pours? Everyone murmured in acknowledgment like this is a thing everyone knows. Is that a thing?
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  12. rgordon

    rgordon Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Performance Drinking. It's OK in my book. But then again a simple Blue Ribbon can looks pretty good too.
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  13. jesskidden

    jesskidden Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    It dates from the era when you asked the bartender to see the branded cork, to make sure you're getting the actual beer from the brewery and not some other beer from a crooked local bottler who is reusing the brewer's labeled bottles, filling it with some cheap local beer.
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  14. beer_beer

    beer_beer Feb 13, 2018 Finland

    Then Bud meant quality :grin:. Care not to get local craft :flushed:
  15. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Apr 8, 2017 Ohio

    Didn’t know this. Fascinating. At restaurants they are supposed to present the cork to you after opening a bottle of wine to show that it is not dried out and bad. Did not know that branding on the cork was a thing associated with preventing fakes. Thanks for the info.
  16. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Jan 4, 2013 California
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    It’s almost as snooty as calling it a muselet.