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Old 11-08-2017, 03:46 PM
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Interesting observation. I saw Delirium Tremmons in cans...of course it had to be tested. So Golden Strong was on the docket for last weeks class and no class of mine will ever be complete without Tremmons

As expected, the cans tasted a little fresher but what was not expected was how much crisper and cleaner the cans were to the corked bottles. The bottles seemed creamier, fruitier and had more complexity.
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:02 PM
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I think most people liked the cans better but I was favoring the bottles.
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Old 11-08-2017, 06:41 PM
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A cork in a beer bottle? Bad idea. Any package is going to have air in it, but corks are porous and admit air.

I donít buy cans. They donít pour right. They make the beer flat. Also, the beer seems to be missing something.

Cans are lined with plastic epoxy. I donít know of any plastic beer glasses.

Iíd like to see a blind test of the same beer at the same temperature in cans and bottles. Kyle?
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I just recently had a canned version of Monk's Cafe. Tasted a lot more fresh, crisp, and fruity (dark cherries) than the bottled version I'm used to. Completely different beer. I need to do a side-by-side to see which I prefer.
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:17 AM
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Cool, I have not seen Monks in cans....I’m now intrigued to see how the Belgian beers do in cans. Carbonation will be critical. And I assume the bottles are bottle conditioned and the cans will not be. More investigation needed
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Cool, I have not seen Monks in cans....Iím now intrigued to see how the Belgian beers do in cans. Carbonation will be critical. And I assume the bottles are bottle conditioned and the cans will not be. More investigation needed
Sierra Nevada still naturally carbs their Pale Ale in cans. Don't see why the Belgian beers couldn't do the same.
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:11 AM
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Sierra Nevada still naturally carbs their Pale Ale in cans. Don't see why the Belgian beers couldn't do the same.
Good point, itís time to investigate more...oh wait I am at work...
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A cork in a beer bottle? Bad idea. Any package is going to have air in it, but corks are porous and admit air.

I donít buy cans. They donít pour right. They make the beer flat. Also, the beer seems to be missing something.

Cans are lined with plastic epoxy. I donít know of any plastic beer glasses.

Iíd like to see a blind test of the same beer at the same temperature in cans and bottles. Kyle?
Champagne corks are different than regular corks. They're super compressed. That's why your Champagne stays bubbly for decades.

The can isn't pouring wrong, you are. It is proper pouring, bottle or can, especially in Belgians, to really stir up that CO2 and degas the beer. Unless you like feeling bloated after every beer, lol.

And I have several plastic, proper beer glasses. See Govino.

But yes, there is a conditioning difference between bottle and can. Especially if aging. Cork and bottle is best for extended age conditioning.

BUT it is all about what each person likes. You do you!
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Also, St. Feuillien has had a bad ass saison in cans for awhile now. I love it so. Wittekerke Wild comes in 4 pack pint cans.
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Sierra Nevada still naturally carbs their Pale Ale in cans. Don't see why the Belgian beers couldn't do the same.
The "can conditioned" SNPA is the worst idea in the history of beer, and I hate it. In a bottle, you can store it upright, the yeast forms a little cake, and you can decant off of it. The twelve packs of cans that SNPA are sold in have the cans stored on their side, so you get a yeasty pour every time. If you want to avoid it, you have to open the twelve pack so you know which way the cans are oriented, and the let them sit in a fridge for a long time to get the yeast to settle to the bottom. Even then, it still has not had enough time to form a comact yeast cake, and you get yeast in your beer.
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