beerology: Beer In Britain

Beer in Britain is not drunk warm, but at a cellar temperature which is 52 degrees to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. American tens to overchill their beer simply because most refrigerators are set at about 40 degrees. Dry lagers like Pilsners should be served at 45 degrees to 48 degrees, whereas ales should be served at 50 degrees to 55 degrees. Contrary to popular myth, overchilling won’t ruin beer just be sure to warm it up for a few minutes before drinking so the flavors come out.

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