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Questions about flavor and how it is influenced by various factors such as temperature and glassware.

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Campari or Aperol - the sweeter one?

Campari or Aperol - which is sweeter or maybe less bitter than the other one?
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How can I figure out what a beer tastes like based on the name (i.e. before ordering/trying it)?

I am a relative newbie in terms of drinking... I don't know too much about different types of beers (or different types of other alcohols). I only drink occasionally, so when I find something I like, ...
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Propagating a Beer Yeast Culture to other applications

How much of an impact do yeasts strains have on their [beer] products? Is this a significant game changer? I want to craft delicious fermented foods. Beer, bread and pizza are a few of my motives. I ...
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Cannibis beer vs.. Cannabis-Infused Beer

There seems to be two types of weed beers: Cannabis Beer and Cannabis-Infused Beer on the market. What is the difference between the two and what is the taste difference between the two? Bonus ...
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Johnnie Walker Green vs Gold Label?

I drink Johnnie Walker Blue Label and I didn't fell the alcohol burning my mouth. Is it similar with Green and Gold Label? Which one of these two has a better "alcohol burn" hidden?
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Indian Army supply of Alcoholic beverages?

Indian Army cantonments are supplied all kinds of alcoholic beverages. These supplies are only for army men. Do the drinks strengthen their guts? My question is: Are the manufacturing special and ...
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How I can confirm that scotch whisky consumed by me is a genuine high quality scotch Whisky Bought by INDIAN RUPEES

My question is about the ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES' taste? HOW do tasters decide that the genuine quality of Scotch whisky is of high quality by tasting. AND How do official testers determine ...
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Home Bar - Marry Two Bottles of Different Brands?

In my home bar, I have some tequila, rum, vodka, and bourbon. Each of these types now has two or more brands (the extras were gifts), which take up space. I'd like to keep my home bar simple and just ...
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Do "premium" liquors contain more sugar?

People tend to prefer the taste of "premium" liquors. How much of the taste difference is simply due to them having more sugar? Have there been studies on this? (I've learned recently that ...
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Beer recommendations for a noob [closed]

I’ve recently started enjoying beer and so far really like the taste and lightness of Sapporo. Any beers you suggest that are similar? What are your favorites you think I should try? I’m in NorCal so ...
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Which chemical compound gives Heineken its sweet taste?

I don't know about everyone else, but I perceive Heineken as sweet (not quite Pepsi, but still) I looked up its nutritional info, and it appears that Heineken has 0 sugars. There exist chemical ...
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Is there a way quantify beer flavour characteristics?

I saw a graph online that seems to be used for quantifying flavour characteristics of an alchoholic drink (sake). Source here and here. Is this graphing system used for quantifying beer flavors too? ...
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What happens if you mix coffee with tequila?

I was wondering whether or not coffee can be mixed with tequila. If yes, in which quantities or how? What would be the result, would it taste good? Normally I get two very different results after ...
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Alcoholic popsicle recommendations?

Popsicles bring home the idea of warmer days and entertainment amongst friends. During our self isolation moments we want to make the best of the moment of those fun days (like being on a beach), but ...
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Why do some people put olives in their beer?

I live in Minnesota and I will see people put olives in their beer and I have never understood why.
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Which are the sweetest alcoholic drinks?

I am attending a company party that will be serving these alcoholic drinks: Belvedere Vodka Bulleit Bourbon Don Julio Silver Tequila La Marcca Prosecco L. Martini Cab Sauvignon Dry Creek Sauvignon ...
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Is it normal for Black Haus Blackberry Schnapps to taste like acetone?

I have consumed very little alcohol in the last 20 or so years, so my taste-buds and tolerance are like a young person. Someone gave me a bottle of Black Haus. It has a nice blackberry flavor, but ...
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Does whisky change its taste in an open bottle?

When you open a bottle of whisky and don't finish it, lets say, within a year. Does it change its taste in this time period? If so, which processes lead to this change? I know there are a lot of ...
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How to tell if my home-brewed mead is safe/ready to drink?

Good day; So, I made some very simple mead, about a month ago. There's about 2 liters; in a simple bottle and a home-made airlock. It's about 35% honey, the rest is bottled water, about half a ...
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Will Adding Wood Chips meant for smoking to whiskey add bad flavor

Take a Kirkland Blended Whisky or something similar. Is it reasonable to put that in a container with smoking wood chips and let sit for a long while with good results? Are there any gotchas that ...
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Bad spirits experience - cannot drink that specific type anymore

One time, I had a bad experience with vodka; I drank a very excessive amount in one night. As a result, I can no longer drink vodka or even smell it with out getting queasy / sick. This was several ...
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Why are so many real ales so sweet

When I go to a pub now the choice of real ales seems to be between "bitters" that are in fact very sweet (e.g. London Pride, TT Landlord etc), or very hoppy beers. When I was a lad you could get ...
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How long will red wine last after pouring it into a glass

I read a lot that opened wine bottle can last about 3 to 7 days when it is stored well in the refrigerator, but I want to know how long it will last in a glass?
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Cotton Candy grapes (wine)

Has any attempt been made to produce wine(s) using Cotton Candy Grapes? (Also curious what such a wine would taste like.)
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Which temperature should be recommended in serving wine?

Every wine has its own temperature of serving so how we will predict the best temperature for serving wine or at which best temperature it should be served?
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Ice cubes in rum

I drink my rum straight. Recently was sipping on a glass of rum and a mate poured some cubes (before filling the rum) into his glass. If this is not the same difference of opinions vis a vis whiskey ...
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What are tannins in wine? [closed]

How we can classify tannins used in making of different wines like white wine and red wine on the basis of wood tannins and grape tannins?
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What's the point of drinking light booze?

I hear alcohol itself has no delicious flavor, if any, also light drinks have such a small amount of alcohol that won't make you feel tipsy. So it's a question for me why is there alcohol in light ...
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Is it possible to have a non-alcoholic Gin?

Is it possible to have a non-alcoholic gin? Tastes like gin but without the alcohol. Tonic on its own just isn't the same, but as the years go by I feel the need to minimise the 'volume' in my glass....
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Why do some wines taste salty?

I recently moved to a new city in Austria and have noticed that many (but not all, so it’s definitely not a problem with my taste perception) of the local red wines taste salty. I’ve tried red wines ...
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Refrigerate Non-Alcoholic beer?

Should non-alcoholic beer be refrigerated to preserve it? How long does non-alcoholic beer last when not refrigerated?
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What's a good (neutral) sample beer to spike with a sensory training kit?

I recently ordered a sensory training kit from Siebel Institute. In short, glass vials of liquid isolating flavors (including off-flavors and contamination) commonly found in beer. The instructions ...
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Do lights and music enhance a cocktail?

OK, so here I sit, in a fantastic marina (yes I live on a boat), but every Saturday and Sunday night the local cocktail bar has a rather serious disco, or should I say Saturday morning/Sunday morning (...
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Difference between "Ale's" beer

What is the difference between "The Ale", "The Brown Ale", and the "Mild Ale" beers? The colour seems more or less the same so, is it the taste that normally is different or is the level of alcohol ...
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What soft drinks mix well with alcohol to make a great drink?

What soft drinks mix well with alcohol to make a great, yet unique tasting drink? We have all heard of rum and coke which is known as a Cuba Libre. I would like to try some other soft drinks with ...
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Why would some prefer to put salt in their beer?

Are there any traditional or historic reason(s) why people would put salt in their beer when drinking it or would simply prefer to drink a salted beer such as Gose? Gose beer, brewed in Bonn, Germany ...
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Do wines from grafted vine stock taste different from non-grafted?

The Phylloxera plague of the 19th century devastated the grape stocks of Europe. However, Charles Valentine Riley and J. E. Planchon grafted the vines (Vitis vinifera) onto rootstock of an American ...
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Vaping Alcohol - fad or here to stay?

Just recently I discovered that not only can I vape in stead of smoking, but I can also vape instead of drinking. What's vaping alcohol all about? Well, you put a shot of spirits into an orb, which ...
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Spirits over 50%. Taste v effect

I like a gin or 2, but tend to stick to the 37.5% stuff opposed to the stronger stuff. I don't get any extra taste, just fall over quicker! I understand that for some of the better whiskeys a little ...
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What is so special about Guinness DRAUGHT?

I haven't heard a lot about the DRAUGHT (Guinness) in terms of its taste. But my brother insists to say that DRAUGHT is the queen of the Guinness. But I found nothing special, indeed, I find it ...
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Spittoons - in a friendly wine tasting

We sometimes do a friendly wine tasting. The idea is to discover good, well priced wines available locally - something that you might not have bought yourself. Everyone brings a bottle, they are ...
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Fashionable gins - are they what they claim to be?

I have always enjoyed a G&T. I have my favorite brands, not only of gin, but also of tonic. But I have noticed that there is a whole slew of them now. So, how do I know which ones are made ...
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What alcohol products go well with a particular type of coffee?

What alcohol products go well with a particular type of coffee? I enjoy the odd Irish Coffee occasionally. Desiring to expand my coffee/alcohol combos, I would like to know what types of coffee goes ...
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What alcohol beverage goes well with a certain type of smoking?

Some beverages go well with different foods. White wine with fish, red wine with ... Is there such a thing as beverage and smokes combinations that suit the taste buds? For example, beer with ...
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Regarding light beers and dark beers: how would you make a light beer taste more like a dark beer?

How would you make a light beer taste more like a dark beer? In other words, if you like light beer better than dark beer but you think that light beer could use more taste, what could you add or is ...
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How can I improve the flavor of a cheap bottle of sparkling wine?

How can I improve on a cheap bottle of bubbly wine? I thought of a few ideas myself but instead of wasting it I thought I'd ask. BTW, by improving I mean make it taste better.
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What would cause the same beer to taste different

I noticed that a beer in the bottle tastes one way and the same beer served to me in a cup elsewhere tastes different. First, I thought the temperature difference would cause the taste difference, ...
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What alcohol would go good with tea?

I drink tea. I had a thought about putting something into it. What good alcohol can I think about putting into the tea?
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What makes sour beers sour?

I like sour beers and am curious what makes them sour. What's the process that results in the range of sourness?
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What is a comparable beer to Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier?

I am trying to think of what US brewed beer tastes most similar to a Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier...
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