Originally Answered: Why do they drink warm beer in Europe ? They don’t drink warm beer . They drink beer at an appropriate temperature to bring out its flavor. This varies depending on the type of beer , but is generally between 40 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit (5 -10 centigrade).
Here are some general guidelines: 35–40°F (2–4°C): Mass market light lagers. 40– 45°F (4– 7°C ): Czech and German Pilsners, Munich Helles, wheat beers, and Kölsch. 45–50°F (7–10°C): IPAs, American pale ales, porters, and most stouts.
We don’t drink ‘ warm beer ‘ we serve beer at a temperature that enhances its natural flavour, at the temperature at which it was brewed to be at its best. Generally speaking beers that are served stupidly cold are served at that temperature because they would taste disgusting at any other temperature.
We’re happy to report that letting cold beer come to room temperature has no effect on its flavor. Certainly, higher-than-normal temperatures for an extended period of time can have a bad effect on a beer’s flavor. Heat actually doesn’t create a specific off flavor itself.
If you want a cold beer , you’ll have to order lager. Brits don’t think you can appreciate the flavor of a beer if it is icy cold so they drink beer at cellar temperature. It’s not warm , but it’s not very chilled either.
General Serving Temperature Rules: All beers should be served between 38-55° F. Lagers are served colder than ales. Stronger beers are served warmer than weaker beers . Darker beers are served warmer than lighter beers . Macro lagers are served as cold as the Rockies.
Much the same way, keeping beer refrigerated will keep its flavor as the brewer intended for much longer. Keeping beer at room temperature can drop a beer’s shelf life from nearly six months to only a few weeks, and exposing the same beer to very warm temperatures can affect its flavor in a matter of a couple of days.
High-alcohol beers like strong ales, imperial stouts and barleywines can last for years without much chill —it’s what they were designed to do in the days before refrigeration. They are best served just slightly under room temperature.
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It’s the points/levels in the duty imposed that have made UK beer weak , from a historic point of view. Pub prices were once highly sensitive to duty, but so much of the price of a pint is now determined by the running costs of the pub, rather than duty, that stronger beers are becoming more common.
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The Average Shelf Life of Beer Most beers last beyond the printed expiration date on the package. When stored at room temperature, you can expect beer to last for six to nine months beyond the use-by date. Refrigeration increases this time period to up to two years.
Drinking beer past the expiration date is not ideal, but in the event that you drink a “rotten beer ”, just know that drinking a bad beer probably won’t make you sick and it won’t kill you . At the most, you can expect a bit of a stomach ache and a slight feeling of disappointment and disgust.
No. Alcohol gets you drunk. It does not matter if a beer , straight liquor or a mixed drink is cold or warm , the amount of alcohol in it is the factor that will result in intoxication.