I would mix them to a perfect cellar cooled temperature ;o) (that's when the beer reveals the best tastes)
Warm beer. I don't trust the ice!
Beer is better than no beer at all.
Cold beer kills the taste of the the ingredients unless the beer has been specifically brewed to release its flavours when chilled. For instance a really good lager beer will aim to be sharp and crisp on the palate and designed for thirst-quenching. On the other hand a really good cask beer should be served at a warm enough temperature to allow the palate to appreciate its complexities.
Bog-standard lagers are rarely palatable if served warm whilst good cask beers are flavourless if served too cold.
But of course beer is beer and there's no such thing as an undrinkable one LOL ;)
Don't tell me you put ice in your Tiger Betty!!...
Tiger on ice?... lol
If I am that thirsty any beer will do...even if it is warm, ice usually melts so quickly it just becomes a watered down beer.
neither - the development of electricity has led to machines called refrigeratiors where items can be maintained at a proper temperature without ice. one of the seven modern wonders of the world.
i would have none of it.
i don´t need my beer ice cold though and i can easily drink a beer at room temperature.
ice cold beers are not that good anyway i think, but not really warm either please.
warm or hot beer is like pee to me
it has the same color too :O)
The complexity of beers is exactly the same as that of wines - no-one would want to drink warm champagne would they? (I do stand to be corrected on that) Likewise no-one would want to drink an ice-cold Merlot.
The word "beer" is exactly like that of the word "wine" - both encompass a whole range of beverages, each with thier own characteristics.
So the OP has no meaning to me - let me rephrase it: "If you had a choice of a warm wine or one served on ice ... which would you choose?"
The reason for my question, was following a discussion in the Vietnam forum the other day. Another poster's response to my suggestion for icing up a warm beer:
I guess us Aussies do like our beer to be fairly cold. Some places in southern Laos that I visited last year do not have reliable electricity. They run generators for only 4 hours per day. They rely on ice to keep drinks cold - it is delivered on a cart & sliced up according to how much people need. It is perfectly safe to drink.
I really didn't mind a big chunk of ice in my beer - as Claus will know, it is so hot over there, you will have scoffed your beer down well before the ice has melted - so I was happy to do what the locals do on those occasions.
Ha ha Ann - ice-cold Tiger on tap is usually plenty cold enough!
Ordinarily, the idea of putting ice in beer is complete anathema to me (I live in the UK) although my opinions have become somewhat revised on my current trip to Southeast Asia. I am not a big fan of warm beer.
Generally, refrigeration is not so much of a problem in the region. The ice in the beer thing seems to me most prevalent in Lao, not so much in Thailand or Cambodia, and I haven't visited Vietnam yet, but I'll let you know.
In Lao, the National beer, imaginatively named Beer Lao, is more like an institution than a product, absolutely everybody drinks it and the way they drink it is with ice in it. As I say, this idea is normally totally alien to me but, eventually persuaded by Lao friends I tried it and it is not as awful as it seemed to me, in fact I think it slightly improves the flavour, although obviously it dilutes it slightly. I suppose it is a cas eof "When in Rome....." and I am a great believer that local people generally know best.
I never put ice in my Chang or Angkor, and I wouldn't thank you for Tiger in the first place!
the problem with the beer in vietnam is that it often comes from small kegs that has been left out in the sun before being served and the street bars do usually not have a cooling system.
i personally never drink this cheap draught beer from the street.
i prefer to pay a little extra then and have bottled beer.
One could try putting the ice in a container surrounding the beer bottle.
Here David, just opened one for you my friend.
I have mine at my side! :o)
I'd go without. Both are disgusting.
Unless it's ale type beer, of course, and even then it would have to be a wee bit chilled in a warm climate.
Very foo foo, I know.
I have seen that as an option withh bottles / cans in Lao, but a lot of the beer is draught. They also have a wonderful contraption in Thailand and to a lesses extent in Lao which is a large "tower of beer with a central core filled with ice and a small tap on the bottom. Picture here.
Prachuap Khiri Khan Nightlife Tips by planxty
It could work with the ice surrounding the glass Fergy.
the problem in vietnam is that many of the barts arer so tiny that they cannot afford a cooling system for the kegs used for draught beer and that is very important if you sell beers at 35 degrees celcius.
Then perhaps, when in Vietnam, drink Gin and tonic. :o)
I agree Ray, it would be a better idea to have the ice outside and subject to the ambient temperature. I think it is a marketing thing. Firstly, you can see the product and secondly, the product looks larger than it iactually is, making you think it is beter value for money, a bit like the "air packaging" on many foosdtuffs.
or you could drink vodka redbull ray.
or even better drink vodka with the local vietnamese redbull version called "red rambo".
I suppose Red Rambo is safer than the water!
I wonder if there is some sortof chemicals that once mixed create cold for a few minutes.
Somewhat the reverse of those hot pads for winter gloves.
Red Rambo / Red Bull / M150 or whatever you like to call them are most certainly not safer than water. I am told they can have a very bad effect on the liver, in fact, I believe Red Bull is banned in some ocuntries for that very reason.
red bull has been banned in denmark for years, but i think the ban is just about to be lifted.
i heard beer can be bad for tyour liver too, but what the heck.
it´s good :O)
Thank God I go for Whisky and Cognac.
No water required!:o)
Well said Ray.
As they say in Northern Ireland, "What would you like in your whisky?" "Another one, please."