Guinness drinkers - normal or extra cold?

Guinness drinkers - normal or extra cold?

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Urban Sports

Original Poster:

11,321 posts

158 months

Monday 31st October 2011
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I fairly regularly partake in the odd pint of Guinness and only ever ask for extra cold when offered.

It dawned on me that whenever I am at the bar virtually everybody asks for the extra cold, is there any benefit to asking for a pint of normal Guinness?

Surely the cold is better, because it's well.....colder.

It's the same price in my local as well.

smile

ETA they both come from the same barrel don't they but the extra cold has cooled lines??

Glassman

20,858 posts

170 months

Monday 31st October 2011
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As long as it's cold and creamy.

Urban Sports

Original Poster:

11,321 posts

158 months

Monday 31st October 2011
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Glassman said:
As long as it's cold and creamy.
But which would you ask for given the choice?

Glassman

20,858 posts

170 months

Monday 31st October 2011
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I'm not that fussed tbh, but at a push, on a hot day, EC; any other day normal draught.

rudecherub

1,997 posts

121 months

Monday 31st October 2011
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Normal, extra cold is for girls, who aren't pregnant, and are very girly.

The fact it's colder means it taste less strong, manly, and well Guinness.

It's like ice in Scotch.

Mr. Potato Head

1,113 posts

174 months

Monday 31st October 2011
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Normal. I would take Guinness Original in a 500ml bottle everytime though.

Megaflow

7,112 posts

180 months

Monday 31st October 2011
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rudecherub said:
Normal, extra cold is for girls, who aren't pregnant, and are very girly.

The fact it's colder means it taste less strong, manly, and well Guinness.

It's like ice in Scotch.
This.

madbadger

10,802 posts

199 months

Monday 31st October 2011
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Extra cold Guinness, or any other beer for that matter, is an excuse to keep a crap cellar as it disguises the crapness.


CooperD

2,388 posts

132 months

Monday 31st October 2011
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Normal for me. Not a fan of the extra cold stuff.

BatleyBoy

2,036 posts

176 months

Monday 31st October 2011
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Extra Cold.

Ben Jk

941 posts

121 months

Monday 31st October 2011
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rudecherub said:
Normal, extra cold is for girls, who aren't pregnant, and are very girly.

The fact it's colder means it taste less strong, manly, and well Guinness.

It's like ice in Scotch.
Spot on.

Balmoral Green

33,166 posts

203 months

Monday 31st October 2011
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Warm, and I like to drink it before it's settled, like a stout milk shake paperbag

Lefty

15,233 posts

157 months

Monday 31st October 2011
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Normal, every time! EC numbs the taste buds (not as much as scampi fries or pork scratchings though...)

Cheese Mechanic

3,157 posts

124 months

Monday 31st October 2011
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Lefty said:
Normal, every time! EC numbs the taste buds (not as much as scampi fries or pork scratchings though...)
Yep! ..Mind you, Guiness? Nanny's water...get some Old Tom down thar neck...Now that's *decent* stout.

Graham

16,331 posts

239 months

Monday 31st October 2011
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Normal for me as I like to be able to taste my guiness, the extra cold is for lager drinkers scared of tasting anything.

Then again I like the bottled stuff as well, hav you tried th 8% stuff

Hoover.

5,939 posts

197 months

Monday 31st October 2011
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normal oe extra cold is the same stuff, even the same barrel just more chillers to the ec tap

prand

4,797 posts

151 months

Tuesday 1st November 2011
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Seems to take less time to pour a pint of extra cold, so I appreciate a shorter queue at the bar, especially if I'm going to see the rugby and everyone's drinking guinness.

I only usually drink guinness in Autumn/Winter (might be connected to the above) so in a usual pub situation on a cold day, the last thing I really want is something further chilled!


Ben Jk

941 posts

121 months

Tuesday 1st November 2011
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Hoover. said:
normal oe extra cold is the same stuff, even the same barrel just more chillers to the ec tap
No st Sherlock!

metbandit1

430 posts

108 months

Tuesday 1st November 2011
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Extra cold! Nice and refreshing smile

escargot

17,058 posts

172 months

Tuesday 1st November 2011
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Cheese Mechanic said:
Lefty said:
Normal, every time! EC numbs the taste buds (not as much as scampi fries or pork scratchings though...)
Yep! ..Mind you, Guiness? Nanny's water...get some Old Tom down thar neck...Now that's *decent* stout.
Now we're talking.