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Smelling Beer

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by DanaT, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. DanaT

    DanaT Pharaoh

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    I am starting to realize that I am strange.

    Before I can drink a beer I must get the full effect by smelling the beer. Even while drinking it, I must smell it.

    I know I can't be the only one. Who else needs to know the bouquet of their beer?

    Dana


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  2. Smoker

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    Pop the top & enjoy, to each their own. I thought wine drinkers did that??
     

  3. DanaT

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    No. I don't play for the other team.

    Seriously smelling wine is probably where I got it from.

    But the smell tells you a lot about a beer.


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  4. okie

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    I don't intentionally smell it, but when I drink it I smell it, so yes I do smell it:supergrin:
     
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    No, but I smell my food to see if it is hot.:dunno:
     
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    it depends...mass produced stuff, not so much.

    my home-crafted Belgian Ales? you BET!
     
  7. DanaT

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    I stick my finger in it to determine temp.


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  8. DanaT

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    I don't drink bud....if it's not good beer I pass

    Right now drinking mass produced . maisels weisse




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    vikingsoftpaw DEPLORABLE ME!

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    I by nature, am a smellophile. Trappist ales, Hefeweisses and good bourbon must be experienced with all of the senses.
     
  10. BulldawgGlock

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    Depends on the beer. If i'm drinking mass brewed beer like bud or miller, then I don't really smell them. If i'm drinking somthing like a Weihenstefaner or a nice hoppy IPA or double IPA, then yes I'll pour it in the appropriate glass and have a smell. It really adds to the experience with complex beers.
     
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    Oh yes Hefeweiss, it's hard to beat South German wheat beer. In my opinion there is no better beer on a hot afternoon.
     
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    It's not strange to enjoy the aroma of a good beer.

    It's strange to moan softly and rub your nipples while doing it.
     
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    Gas produced after consuming the beer also smells ......:tongueout:
     
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    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

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    I can;t drink that ****, but I smell it when it begins to boil, right before I add the spices and stuff. I use beer for cooking shellfish nowadays. I think boiling/steaming shellfish is the only reason to have it around.

    Just my $0.02, ymmv :wavey:
     
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    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

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    :rofl: :rofl: :supergrin: :rofl: :rofl:
    I've gots orange juice all over my keyboard and new monitor! Will send the bill for the paper towels and a quart of orange juice!
     
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    Same here. I don't buy crappy beers, so when I drink beer I want to enjoy it in the proper glass for the brew. Just like with wine, the aroma of the beer adds to the taste and the experience. There is a reason Belgians and Germans are fanatical about the form of the beer glass.

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    You're not alone!

    I love the smell of beer. Don't know why. Never thought about it until you posted about it though. :supergrin:
     
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    I am living in Baden. You must not that explain.


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    yeah i try to see if i notice any smells with the hefe's and such you often get a distinct Bannana and clove smell...I had some awesome Troegs seasonal(maybe nugget nectar) that actually almost smelled like a glass of grapefruit juice..smelled enough like it the wife who does not drink beer thought it smelled like grapefruit juice also...for guys(and gals) that dont drink swill(which does not have any taste nor smell to speak of) smelling it is a decent way of trying to figure out what went into the making of it or what taste you may get when you drink it....and since i dont drink swill I normally never drink it from the bottle always from a glass...you can and will get a different taste from a good craft beer in a glass and then something different(not as good) out of the bottle.
     
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    Southern Germany's greatest contribution to world culture. Haxen und Bier!!

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