It's nothing new that most people prefer cold beer and for most people that usually just means grabbing a beer from the fridge.
However, the team at the Homebrewers Association have taken it a step further and using data from Randy Mosher (big-time beer guru) they have pulled together a guide which suggests the optimal temperature at which to drink your favourite brew.
Suggested temperature (° C)
|Amercian Mainstream Light Lagers||0.6 - 4.4||Ice cold|
|Pale Lagers, Pilsners||3.3 - 7.2||Ice cold/Cold|
|Cream & Blonde Ales, Nitro Stouts, Belgian Pale Ales, Abbey Tripels||4.4 - 7.2||Cold|
|Wheat Beers, Lambics||4.4 - 10||Cold/Chilled|
|Dark Lagers, American Pale Ales & IPAs||7.2 - 10||Chilled|
|Stouts, Porters||7.2 - 12.8||Chilled/Cool|
|Strong Lagers, Real & Cask Ales, Belgian Dubbels||10 - 12.8||Cool|
Data from Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher.
If remembering a bunch of specific temperatures isn't your bag, here's a few general trends that might help you remember what the experts have to say:
- Lagers are served colder than ales
- Stronger beers are served warmer than weaker beers
- Darker beers are served warmer than lighter beers
At the end of the day, it's our view that you should enjoy your beer in whatever way you enjoy most, whether that be a sub-zero stout or luke-warm lager. We'll probably pass on the latter though - thanks ❄️🍺👍
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