Do people really drink hot beer in Europe?

Being a person who has had a lot of beer in Europe, friends in America often ask if they really drink hot beer there. Since Americans like their beer almost to freezing and then served in a chilled mug, they can’t imagine how you can drink beer that’s not chilled. The fact is that Europeans drink their beer less icy, say, than the American one. This article will explore some of the reasons for this and shed some light on what we Americans call “hot beer.”

According to experts, both beer and red wine should be consumed at a slightly lower than normal room temperature. That is if those drinks are of high quality. If they are of the best quality, we want to get as much flavor as possible. If they lack quality or are downright poor, to make them drinkable they must be as cold as you can. Europeans will tell you that most American beer is served cold for that reason.

Although serving temperatures for beer vary from country to country, they are served warmer than in the US Specific brewing temperatures for ales are typically 52 to 63 ° F, and lagers are 40 to 48 degrees Fahrenheit. ° F. This can vary between brewers, but those temperatures are where you can get the most flavors out of beer, even if it’s not what most Americans are used to. Remember that beer in Europe has a long-standing culture, and even if American brewers originally came from Europe at the time beer was produced by volume, not quality.

Also, American beers can be very carbonated, which will further mask the taste but give it a nice tingle. In Europe, beer is beer itself, and you could never remember a quality beer in Europe that carbonated your drink.

So to wrap up this short lesson on European beers and why they’re not as cold as American beers, let’s mention perhaps the most famous European beer: Guinness. Made in Dublin, it is also served cold. But if you have a Guinness in the UK, I am sure you will notice that it is richer and I think more full-bodied. It’s still good in America and other parts of the world, but Americans drink their Foreign Extra Stout. If you are ever in Europe you should give it a try there as I am sure you will find this much better than the American version.