What temperature do you drink your beer at?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by StoutLover4life, Jan 9, 2013.


What temperature do you drink your beer at?

  1. colder than cellar temp

  2. cellar temp (65 degrees)

  3. room temp

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  1. StoutLover4life

    StoutLover4life Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2012

    I usually like to have my beer a bit colder than cellar temp (around 55 degrees) because I like to enjoy each flavor that comes through as the beer warms.
  2. Cody552

    Cody552 Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I like different beers at different temperatures.
  3. marquis

    marquis Crusader (758) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    65 degrees seems awfully warm for cellar temp.Practically all the beer I drink is drawn from the cellar and it's in the low to mid 50s , just how I like it.
  4. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (483) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Mine usually start at around 50 then warm up. Unless it's a lager then, I pop it into the freezer for 20-30 minutes before drinking.
  5. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (483) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Celler temp in Houston is 80-90* :grinning:
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  6. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2009 Illinois

    Not picky.

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  7. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Champion (889) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio
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    For most beers it's between 50 and 55 degrees. I just think most beer tastes better at around those temps, but of course stuff like Pilsners and Lagers are better colder.
  8. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2012 Oregon

    As said before, cellar temp should actually be closer to 54°, so taking that into consideration I tend to like my beers at or around cellar temp. Some beers (lagers, pilseners, ipa's, wheat beers, bocks, basically beers for the most part you don't actually want to cellar) I prefer bellow 54° (maybe close to 45°), otherwise the beers I do cellar or even most other styles/lower abv beers I like to be between 54°- 60°. I find that you get more of the flavor both out of the nose and the taste at those temps (again not in every case, but pretty consistently).
  9. Madskill

    Madskill Aspirant (243) Nov 25, 2012 California
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    50F and it warms up. :slight_smile:
  10. lemongelo

    lemongelo Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2008 North Carolina

    "Fifty-five to stay alive."
  11. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Ohio
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    Most is in the beer fridge (it isn't set super cold) which I usually drink slowly to let warm up to recommended temp.
  12. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,263) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Slightly colder, let it warm. Sometimes easier to pick up flavors and aromas kind of in two stages.
  13. papaholmz

    papaholmz Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 South Carolina
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    My "cellar" keeps my beer at around 53 deg; perfect drinking temp for me.
  14. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Comes out of the fridge very cold, then depending on style I usually leave it out 10-20min to "warm".
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  15. ao125

    ao125 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2010 Virginia

  16. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,426) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Most times I will get it out of the fridge and let it sit for around 15 minutes and then before pouring I will run the glass under hot water to clean it out and also to warm the glass up a little. I like to see the difference in flavor from the fridge as it warms as well.
  17. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,433) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Out of the fridge. They warm up as I work through the review.
  18. Gregfalone

    Gregfalone Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2012 California
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    Usually between 45-50 degrees for most beers. Barley wines a little warmer, lagers 37 degrees straight out of the fridge.
  19. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    This is exactly what I do.
  20. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (497) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    cellar temp 65 degrees? You so crazy
  21. lsummers

    lsummers Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2010 California

    I generally like DIPA's right out of the fridge. Stouts I like at almost room temp, although Imperial stouts I like right out of the fridge. Pilsners/Kolshes/Pale ales I like at cellar temp.
    American Strong Ales - Right out of fridge then let warm up.
    Porter - Right out of fridge
    Rauchbier - Cellar temp.

    Bud light at boiling temp. : )

    My gf totally loves cider at room temp too.
  22. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (2,149) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    If it's in the upstairs fridge then the cap gets popped at 40 degrees and I probably finish it by the time the beer gets to 60. If it's a sipping beer then it's likely going to be stored in the cellar fridge which is set at 50 degrees, and the cap gets popped at 50, but I'll drink it slowly to allow it to warm up as I drink it. Often the glass of beer will last an hour or so and will be at room temp well before I finish it.
  23. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I like to pour my imperial stouts into ice-cube trays, put them in the freezer, then after a couple of hours suck on the cubes.
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  24. BigCheese

    BigCheese Defender (689) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts


    When I open one beer, I take my next one to drink out of the fridge. RIS or Barleywines I'll have warmer than a smaller beer.

    If its AAL I drink that shit code blue cold.
  25. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (849) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Beer: 45-60 degrees
    Room: 72 Degrees
    Me: 98.6 degrees
  26. HoptimusMax1mus

    HoptimusMax1mus Disciple (305) Jul 10, 2012 Arizona

    It depends for me too. Lagers,IPAs,lighter color beers I enjoy Fridge cold. Stouts/porters I like a bit warmer but not room temp.
  27. zstef99

    zstef99 Initiate (41) Dec 25, 2008 New York

    Just busted out my infrared thermometer the other day to test this. Turns out about 55 degrees is the sweet spot for big beers for me. My cellar is currently 50 degrees, which works out well for that.

    I haven't tested it yet, but I'd guess around 45-50 would be my preference for everything else.
  28. endovelico

    endovelico Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2008 Portugal

    I just wait a couple minutes after pulling them from the fridge.
  29. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Definitely depends on style...
    IPA - 45 to 50
    Hefe - 45
    Big stout - 55
    Milk Stout - 47 to 50
    Lambics/Sours - 55 to 60

    I'm not picky...but that's where I enjoy them the most.
  30. kansascitytrader

    kansascitytrader Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2011 Kansas

    I keep my glass in an immersion circulator set at PRECISELY 56.234 degrees.
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  31. antilite

    antilite Initiate (159) Jan 1, 2012 Florida

    I have no idea what the temperature is in the fridge, but it is cold in there. If I want my beer a little warmer I put the glass between my legs for 15-20 minutes. Of course, I need to stand still to keep from spilling the beer.
  32. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Poo-Bah (2,313) Jun 19, 2009 New York
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    Different temperatures for different beers. But for the most part...

    IPAs, IIPAs, Saisons, Wheats: 40-45

    Stouts, Imperial Stouts, Porters, Lambic, Wilds: 50-55
  33. SenorHops

    SenorHops Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    53.23 degrees. I take sporadic temp readings as I'm drinking it and if drops below 53.20 degrees I throw it in the freezer for a minute. Either that or I just wait until the mountains turn blue. :wink:
  34. Grohnke

    Grohnke Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

    i cant vote because cellar temp is not an option

    jokes aside, different temps for different beers
  35. audioserf

    audioserf Aspirant (253) Sep 3, 2010 Connecticut

    I open my fridge, grab a beer, pour it into a glass, and drink it.

    I'm old fashioned I guess.
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  36. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (497) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    in a frosted mug I presume...
  37. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (518) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Out of the fridge, let them warm while I'm drinking.
  38. Brunite

    Brunite Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    All start in the fridge @ approx. 38 degrees.

    All are poured at room temp @ approx 71 degrees

    I start to drink slowly as they warm from 40 to 71 degrees, usually finishing before the 71 degrees. This allows me to experience the nuances and flavor subtleties across a range of temps.

    All end up at 98.6 degrees (body temp inside).
  39. Thirstygoat

    Thirstygoat Defender (629) Nov 22, 2012 Illinois
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    My room temp is 60 F. Lower utility bills = more funds to buy beer.
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  40. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,547) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Depends on how thirsty I am.
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