As cold as possible so you can't possibly taste it.
Originally Posted by admin
When I really like a beer, I always try it warm.
Just, you know, to peek at its underbelly, so to speak.
I remember in Dublin (as I was living there) when Guinness introduced their 'cold flow' stout to the market. Not sure if it's still around. As it was significantly different from the original (in terms of N2/CO2 balance), publicans now had to offer two different versions from two different draft systems.
I remember old fellas steeping their pint in a tea pot of warm water. And others asking for a quick zap of their pint in the microwave (seriously).
Guinness' worst mistake ever was brewing Bud under license and introducing it to Ireland.
What 16 year old can resist the call of wet air?
There went a generation of stout drinkers in the home market. Never to be recovered.
Not by them anyhow.