Drink Beer with your nose ??

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  1. MrBIP

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    You know the chefs saying, "You eat first with your eyes" ?
    So, does it make sense to say, "You drink beer first with your nose" ??? :)
     
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    Depends on how thirsty you are. I generally find sipping preferable to snorting.... ;-)
     
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    It is true that we experience beer flavor with our sense of smell. More so for hoppy beer.
     
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    Makes sense having a cold changes the flavor eating different food too, our nose is connected to our throat
     
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    Serious reply: The majority of the flavor of everything we eat or drink is in our nose. We have only five distinct "tastes" in our repertoire: Sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami. Most of what we call "taste" is "aroma".
     
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    Sometimes, when tasting, I have experienced "nosefeel". :lol:
     
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    Well, there is drinkability, but what we really shoot for is naseability. :lol:
     
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    I know that having a nice aroma coming off the beer adds a great deal to the experience of drinking it. I never used to like IPAs, but that was when I was more used to consuming large quantities of macrobrews. I've since grown to love the hop aroma from a nice IPA or APA. I love Ranger, Gumballhead, and Alpha King for their burst of citrus and fruit flavors that hit your nose before they do your tongue.
     
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    eye's first then nose,then savor the flavor....if it looks nice ill have a sniff ... ;)
     

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