Questions tagged [taste]

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

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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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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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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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Red Lager Recomendations and what flavours make a beer a “Red Lager”

I'm looking for new beers to try and have a great liking for a variety of Red Ales. Some of my favourite "big" brews are Yuengling and Dos Equis. I also really like a local brew Walkerville Honest ...
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Was beer conceived to be a bitter drink?

In all the years of my life (except when I was a minor), I've never tasted beer that's not bitter. So was beer conceived to be a bitter drink? What factors in the bitter taste of beer?
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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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How to pair a beer with a glass? [duplicate]

I have recently begun to learn somethings about beer and I suddenly noticed that, for a while now, I have always been served similar types of beer on different looking beer glasses... which is ...
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What beer is really bitter, but has a fantastic aftertaste?

A beer where you take a sip, and you think, "Oh my, that is weird! But I'll have another sip because it tastes good now", kind of beer?
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How can I add post-flavoring to beer?

I'm having a party and I want to add flavors to my already-brewed beer. How can I do that and have it mix?
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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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When and how to drink cellared beer?

I had acquired a couple of Samuel Adams "one-off" beers, specifically "The Vixen (stout)", "Merry Mischief (gingerbread stout)", "Griffin's Bow (barley wine)" and "Norse Legend (Sahti)". These bottles ...
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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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The taste of hops, malt

When I drink beer I can taste a bitter, then slightly sweetness, then kind of a lingering flavor of something. I'm curious - is the lingering flavor the malt, or the hops? What contributes to the ...
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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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How long does it take before the taste 'flies away'

It is said that the taste 'flies away' from an opened beer, and if the bottle is left open too long, it doesn't taste good next day. Has it actually been measured how long it takes before the taste '...
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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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Craft Beer vs Real Ale

I've been following the craft beer scene in the UK for some time now, and much prefer true craft beers to real ales (and beers labeled "craft" when they have no business being represented in such a ...
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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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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 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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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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Techniques to add flavour and aroma to beer with hops

I'm a hop lover, recently I found one of bests IIPA I ever tasted (I don't know if I can name beer / brand) I've found at the bottom of the bottle, there are no yeast rests, but yes hop leafs. :) ...
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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's responsible for the “metallic” taste in Belgian beers?

Whenever I've had Belgians, I've tasted something metallic, especially in the aftertaste. It was especially strong in Lost Abbey's Judgment Day, a quadrupel. I thought it was something unique to me ...
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Rising a cold beer to room temperature [duplicate]

I have been told that once chilled, you should never let a beer come back to room temperature; what is the truth behind this? If again chilled, will the flavor be the same? Or how might it change?
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Specialty Beers at Local Markets [closed]

so I am trying to find some pretty nice beers, beer like a Delirium Tremens, to try. Does anyone have any recommendations on some nice beer that isn't insanely hard to find. Money is not really the ...
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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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How to know which tequila should be for drinks and which one meant to be drank on its own

A while ago I was told that I should choose my tequilas carefully since ones are meant to be drank on their own(not chased, not mixed) and others (supposedly cause they're lower quality) can and ...
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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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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 the single most influential book every beer enthusiast should read? [closed]

If you could go back in time and tell yourself to read a specific book about beer, which book would it be?
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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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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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Beer Rating Acronyms and their Origins

We often see the following acronym on beeradvocate or ratebeer ATMOS: Appearance, Smell, Taste, Mouthfeel, Overall LSTFO: Look, Smell, Taste, Feel, Overall Where do these acronyms come from? What ...
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What are the effects of draught beer pushing medium on beer's taste and quality?

For pushing of beer out of a keg to the line and faucet various media could be used. Usually they are gases which come into a direct contact with the beer like: carbon dioxide, nitrogen, carbon ...
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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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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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What is the closest tasting beer to Erdinger?

I love Erdinger and wheat beers in general, after trying some of Erdginers others types I wondered what other beer out there is close to Erdinger taste
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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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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 are the major beer competitions and how do you enter? [closed]

In the advertising, you see certain beers saying that they have been awarded gold medals at various competitions, or other accolades earned. Is there a list of what are considered to be the major ...
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How long does it take for beer to become untasty? [closed]

I cannot drink beer fast. So when I opened a bottle or can or poured my beer into a glass, it starts to became warm and untasty with time. When I am out, or in a bar, I cannot really keep it cold. At ...
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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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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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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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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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Beer that's slightly out of date [duplicate]

I've got a case of beer, which is Rivet Beer. Each can is 330 mL, & 4.7%/1.2 standard drinks. They ran out of date on 13 November 2015, & it's been in a cupboard the entire time, room ...