There’s nothing quite like a beer in a frosty glass. But, despite its awesome factor, a chilled glass isn’t ideal in every situation. The Kitchn explains that a chilled glass is best used for room temperature beer.
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When a beer is at room temperature, the chilled glass brings the temperature of the beer down to the optimal flavour range, usually between 4 and 12 degrees Celsius. Beer already at that optimal range (like beer you’ve kept in the fridge) suffers when poured into a chilled glass. According to Ryan Dorchak, a Certified Cicerone:
“It’s a cold, harsh realisation to come to terms with the fact you’ve been pouring expensive beer into a glass and losing the flavour profiles the brewers worked so hard to perfect.”
Find out more about the science of cold beer at the link below.
Why Chilling Your Beer Glass Isn’t a Waste of Time [The Kitchn]