Questions tagged [taste]

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

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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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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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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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How to store a bottle of beer once it has been opened?

Some of my favorite beers come in 22+oz bottles. Typically these are heavier beers and sometimes, I simply cannot finish the entire bottle in one sitting (maybe I had too much to eat previously. Who ...
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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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Why cork a beer?

I have seen a lot of beers that have been corked and I can't really understand what the significance is. When I tried to look it up, most of what I found is just related to how to properly store ...
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The effect of freezing on beer taste

Beer (with the exception of mulled beer) tastes best when cooled. But sometimes there can be too much cooling, for example when you take beer with you on hiking to enjoy the taste at the camping. The ...
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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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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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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 beer really go bad after the 'best before'-date?

Does beer really go bad after the 'best before'-date? I hear I can drink beer even after the expiration date, but is it safe and does it still taste good?
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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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How does serving temperature affect the taste of beers?

For example, from the label of Uinta's Crooked Line Labyrinth Black Ale: Flavors are enhanced when served cool, not frigid. How does serving temperature affect the taste of beers? By "How?" I'm ...
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What is the best serving size for a beer tasting?

I saw a comment asking this question here, and became curious. In the context of a tasting panel or competition, what is the appropriate serving size?
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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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Different Beer with Different food

I was wondering if there are certain combinations of beer and food go perfect together in my own experience I have found that Negra Modelo goes really well with Mexican food do you guys know of any ...
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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 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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Apps for recording variety of beers consumed

I'm looking for apps, as a beer aficionado, to record the different beers that I try. Is there a vivino for beer?
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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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What characteristics does Becks have, and what are similar beers?

I haven't been drinking for years. And over the last month, I've been trying a small variety of beers, but they all had a taste I can't put my finger on that I didn't like. I was starting to wonder if ...
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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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Why does Beck's taste more bitter than Heineken?

Why does Beck's taste more bitter than Heineken? Is it due to the sugar content?
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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 should I expect from a Belgian double (dubbel)?

I know dubbels are considered as strong beers, but what should I expect in when I try one of them? What are their defining characteristic? What should I expect in term of taste, foam, color and ...
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What should I expect from a Belgian triple (tripel)?

I know from this question that doubles and triples are stronger than the "single" version. And from what I've seen, Belgian triple are often closer to be blond and golden while doubles are often ...
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Do different beer glass shapes really make a difference in taste?

I understand the basic distinction for wine glasses: red wine glasses are shaped to help keep some of the aroma inside the glass, whereas whites don't. But shapes for beer glasses, such as pilsner vs ...
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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'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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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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Impact of bottling in plastic on beer taste

Beer is commonly bottled in plastic bottles in Germany. Does drinking beer from plastic have some negative impact on beer taste? Or are the materials from which the bottles are made chosen so that ...
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Are there any beer styles that are served flat?

I thought of this question when I've read the one about mulled beer. I thought heating the beer would make it lose carbonation, but then I've read somewhere that you have to carbonate the mulled beer ...
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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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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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Glassware for Beer [duplicate]

It's kind of simple question, I'd like to know why exists different kinds of glass for each beer. Could glass affect beer taste? How? Or is this just marketing?
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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 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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What ingredients leave beer with sugary taste?

I know that exists those beers that uses fruits and then leaving beer with sugary taste, for example Belgian Hoergaaden with orange zest. But there are those without any fruit part and it's yet sweet. ...
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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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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 ...