Usually the ideal serving or drinking temperature for brew is gotten from the process of fermentation. Bottom fermented brews, similar to ail or pilsner, have a propensity to be best served icy, while top fermented brews, for example, lager and stouts are somewhat warmer. This much is by all accounts composed into our DNA, and obviously much is left to personal preference. One quick guide that might help is the color of the lager: many aficionados specify it lighter (in color) brews are best enjoyed cold and the darker the brew the higher the serving temperature ought to be. For-instance, stout can best be enjoyed at 11 – 13°C, and like red wine, should be served in a flagon. Similarly ale’s flavors are best enjoyed at 2 – 7°C and ought to be served in tall, slender glasses. Here in this article, we have put together a short guide to assist you in selecting the right drinking temperature, storage and glass for your favorite beverage!
Ice Cold – 0 to 4°C
It’s a fact that you should drink anything you do not want to taste below 4°C as your sense of taste is dulled at these temperatures – which includes the ideal drinking range of pale lagers and bulk-produced beers that are sold on being served ice-cold from the tap or fridge. Low or no-alcohol beers should be served near freezing to.
Chilled – 3 to 5°C
Slightly above these, there comes the range of 3 – 5°C. There are many breed of blond and low carb beers/light beers. Yet again, the flavors of these drinks are not ideal when warmer, so you need to keep them below 10°C for as long as you can. It’s best to serve in original can or bottle from low in a commercial wine cooler from Koolmax.
Cold – 4 to 7°C
When it comes to 4 – 7°C; a lot of our favorite beers sit in this range, including those from many craft breweries that are springing up all over the USA. The newer breed of ciders, perhaps the best summer refresher available, is served colder than traditional ciders from the ‘West Country’. You can store it in beer cooler fridges and serve in original can or bottle or pour into glass or pot.
Cool – 7 to 11°C
7 to 11°C is the optimal temperature range if you want to enjoy the slightly warmer colored beers including amber ales, reds and American pale ale. Rich, full of flavor beers such as golden ales and fruit lambics are best cool as well as are some ‘light’ stouts and porters and a good number or European styles and imports like Bohemian pilsners, Dunkel (Dark), Schwarzbier (black beer) and Dortmunder/Helles types.
Cellar – 12 to 14°C
This temperature range is ideal to enjoy many of the darker, but not opaque, beers. There are several drinks including Pale ales, English bitters and milds that should not be drunk cold. Moreover, in this temperature range are the brown ales and the very bitter, but extremely aromatic India Pale Ales (IPA).
Warm – 14 to 16°C
When it comes to a dark beer such as a rich stout, Imperial stout or barley wine, it must kept in a cool storage larder or cupboard (or if lucky enough, a cellar). These types of beers often have flavors such as chocolate, coffee and honeycomb that are completely covered at low temperature and come to life when warmer.
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