Does it make a difference if beer goes from cold to warm and back to cold again?!


Question:

Does it make a difference if beer goes from cold to warm and back to cold again?

Does this account for the "dusty" taste?

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1 month ago
Where I live, most Liquor Stores don't sell cold beer, so you have to buy it early in the day and take it home to chill for the evening.


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1 month ago
Where I live, most Liquor Stores don't sell cold beer, so you have to buy it early in the day and take it home to chill for the evening.


These people are wrong. Skunked beer comes from the beer being exposed to sunlight/UV rays.

As long as the temperatures aren't too extreme and it isn't in the warm temps for an extended period of time, then the beer will be fine.


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Beer enthusiast.


Yes, this is what skunks a beer.

Yes it changes the flavor and smell. NEVER let cold beer get warm.

My roommate back in college said that beer gets "skunked" after it's gone from cold to warm. That's several years ago, though, and I've never heard anyone else say that... it sounds like a job for the mythbusters.

It ruins it.

I wouldn't know how to describe the taste, but yes.. the quality/taste is altered somewhat of that happens.

Yes, it makes a difference. Once refrigerated, beer should stay cold or it can develop an off or funny taste.

It is the same with light. That is the reason most beers are in can or a dark bottle. Light is the enemy. the most noticeable difference to this is Corona Beer, it is in a clear bottle, and when you open it... it smells like skunk. That is why we call it skunk beer, and it makes Corona what it is. Other beers do not do good that way.


Dont leave beer in the trunk of your car for a week in 90 degree weather, then try to put it in the fridge. It is nasty.

Beer is Beer

Cold as ice or hot as piss, what difference does it make?
It's still beer!
DRINK IT!!!


It all depends on the temperature fluctuation you're talking about ... a 10-15 degree swing may not adversely effect the beer, but anything much greater than this will. Both extremes - cold and hot - will render a beer virtually undrinkable. You could drink it, but you likely won't want to.

A rule of thumb - don't let a beer go lower than 40 degrees, or hotter than 60 degrees. Beers that intended to be served "cold" are served at temperatures in the low 40's. These are the majority of your typical lagers, for example. Beers that are meant to be served at "cellar" temperature are served at about 50-55 degrees. These are your Belgian ales, barleywines, imperial stouts, etc ...

"Dusty" taste? What is the beer you're questioning? A "dusty" taste could be inherent to the beer itself, not the temperature fluctuation.

Oh, by the way, temperature extremes don't "skunk" a beer - UV light skunks a beer.


yes, especially if you are drinking a micro beer that hasn't been pasturized, even bud or whatever once its cold it should stay cold

Many of the answers citing temperature flucuations sound correct - One other aspect is whether the beer has been pasturized or not. If not, it may cause the beer to change flavors more so than with a pasturized beer. And as us beer lovers know, there is only one thing that is worse than warm beer.....

I would still drink it lol...beer doesnt taste that great when its cold either

definitely does matter.......it tastes aweful




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