WARNING: MAY CONTAIN CRAFT KEG
I had a bit of flak on Twitter recently for suggest to an Edinburgh that beer always tastes better in a pint glass. This week in Falmouth, with the aid of my renowned beer expert sister, I was able to gain the necessary scientific evidence (i.e. a sample size of at least 2) to prove this point.
While out drinking in 2 of Falmouth’s wonderful new bars, MONO and HAND, we had the opportunity to taste some powerful beer in variety of shapes and sizes (Note – including pints of 8% abv beer). My sis knows what she likes, strong dark beers and barley wines, but would rather start on halves of beers like Dippy and the Equinox and Buxton Stronge Extra Stout.
In MONO the Buxton took on magical properties when decanted into my (quickly) emptied Bass glass. There may be something psychological about the pint glass, it may be the wider glass aiding the smell, it may be aeration (?), but it made good beers taste great.
So in HAND, we just kindly asked for empty glasses to decant halves of Verdant and Flying Dog into, and did a little before and after which again was conclusive. Thanks to HAND, can’t see many pubs being so accommodating but at least we weren’t after tasters or glasses of water.
NB The glasses below were pretty good at getting the best out of thirds last week. I wonder want Kolsch and Alt would taste like in a proper glass.