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single4-Apr-2012productsIrene007 by votes29251.7%


Clear or colored beer bottles?

Do you think that beer may taste better if kept in clear or colored bottles (green or brown)?

17I don't know
8Beer tastes better if kept in colored bottles
1Beer tastes better if kept in clear bottles

posted 4-Apr-2012 7:34am  
From what I've heard from a friend who's over in Germany right now studying beer making, light is bad for beer. So, surprisingly, cans are best.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 4-Apr-2012 11:04am  
I have no opinion on this matter.
paulyw Gold Star Survey Creator
posted 4-Apr-2012 11:34am  
Beer stored in a brown bottle is the best. smiley:::smile
(reply to dab) posted 4-Apr-2012 11:38am  
> From what I've heard from a friend who's over in Germany right now
> studying beer making, light is bad for beer. So, surprisingly, cans
> are best.

I heard that light is bad for beer too. I could never figure out why Molson (a Canadian beer [now owned by an American Co.]) always tasted so awful and skunky in the States. Then someone told me that beer can sit no more than 6 month or so then turns skunky.
posted 4-Apr-2012 2:30pm  
I dont know
posted 4-Apr-2012 3:05pm  
No idea.
posted 4-Apr-2012 9:13pm  
I don't drink beer.
posted 5-Apr-2012 5:02am  
To me the beer in brown bottles is better.

BTW where is FG this is right up his alley.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 6-Apr-2012 8:21am  
I don't know. I can certainly accept that light could change the properties of the drink inside.
posted 6-Apr-2012 10:54am  
Some things keep better when they aren't exposed to light. If it is fresh, it doesn't matter. If it is stored in a dark place anyway, it doesn't matter. However, if you are going to store it somewhere that it is likely to be exposed to light, dark bottles help.

Beer, obviously, is one of those things.
posted 13-Apr-2012 8:38am  
I dont know honestly!
posted 14-Apr-2012 8:25pm  
I don't know. My favorite beers are in dark bottles. My favorite root beers are too. So I guess so?
posted 17-Apr-2012 3:02am  
Dark glass is best for storing beer. Light can damage beer, so clear glass is suboptimal although it's fine if you keep the bottles in a dark place. But even clear glass is better than a can, as metal gives the beer an unpleasant taste. Beer in cans is generally cheaper, low-grade beer, although dark beer (like Guinness) will cope with a can better than light beers.
(reply to msgman) posted 17-Apr-2012 8:02am  
Hey! We have a Beer icon now. Just sayin. smiley:::wink
(reply to FordGuy) posted 18-Apr-2012 1:22pm  
posted 7-May-2012 6:58pm  
From what I hear beer ought to be kept in dark bottles because they protect from sunlight.
(reply to Iseult) posted 8-May-2012 7:45am  
Or in cans. smiley:::smile Beer
(reply to FordGuy) posted 17-May-2012 9:22pm  
Or in your belly - cheers!
(reply to Iseult) posted 18-May-2012 8:20am  
Good point!
posted 19-Jun-2012 8:19am  
I don't know. When I drank beer, I drank the bottled ones. But I drank them so fast I wouldn't know if a meteor hit my head.
I do believe there is a reason some bottles are light and some dark, depending on if it's ale, porter... I remember reading something. I would bet your bottle bottom it wouldn't matter.
(reply to cloudhugger) posted 19-Jun-2012 3:25pm  
I seem to remember a time when you were sitting across the picnic table, then a bon fire, with a CAN of beer in your hand.... smiley:::wink
(reply to FordGuy) posted 19-Jun-2012 5:31pm  
And it was a mighty fine blue one at that. I believe several cans passed through my hands that day.
(reply to cloudhugger) posted 20-Jun-2012 8:16am  
And the great thing is that I still don't know what you look like!
(reply to FordGuy) posted 20-Jun-2012 8:57am  

Honestly all I remember is your legs laughing out loud
(reply to cloudhugger) posted 21-Jun-2012 8:46am  
Because they're so hawt... smiley:::poker face
posted 29-Jun-2012 9:08am  
I like em coloured.
posted 9-Jul-2014 7:54pm  
I do not know

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