Why are some beers warm and some cold?

As beers go up in alcohol, they are generally drunk at a warmer temperature. This is because stronger beers often are sipped slowly, and enjoyed for their complexity of flavor and aroma while weaker beers are often consumed for refreshment.

Why are some beers served warm?

Davis says that originally, ales as an entire category were served warmer because they were fermented at warmer temperatures in order to get the yeasts to activate. Subsequently, they were also stored and served warm.

Why is cold beer better than warm beer?

The chemical compounds that are responsible for the myriad aromas and flavors we love in our beer are variously activated and suppressed according to temperature. Warmth usually makes a flavor more perceptible, while cold tends to suppress it.

Are some beers served warm?

All beers should be served between 38-55° F. Lagers are served colder than ales. Stronger beers are served warmer than weaker beers. Darker beers are served warmer than lighter beers.

Can beer be cold and then warm?

It’s totally fine to drink it, and as long as it wasn’t kept warm for too long the flavor likely wasn’t changed.

Is warm beer more potent?

Because of its close proximity to your body temperature, warm alcohol will also be more potent. The body absorbs a lot more of a warm beer than a cold one because it’s closer to this temperature.