The old debate rears it’s head again! A comment was made recently that; ‘…anyone who says they can tell the difference is a liar!’ I took that as a gauntlet being thrown down and vowed to take up the challenge.
My wife agreed to help. She blindfolded me. Now, she does that every Friday night, but this was different. It was purely in the interests of science and the pursuit of truth.
Sierra Nevada was chosen for the challenge as it’s a quality beer produced with care. Both beers were treated exactly the same. Cool room followed by half an hour in the fridge. wife poured the can and the bottle into tumblers and noted which was which. I said straight after tasting which was which. I can’t quite put my finger on whether it’s the difference in the head or a slight metal taste from the can but as far as I’m concerned there is a difference and I will be sticking with bottles when given the choice.
All in the name of science. If you don’t mind, I am going to update my Can vs. Bottle blog with a link to this post. So, it was a no-brainer for you?
No problem at all! It was pretty clear to me, whether I just got lucky is the question…
Interesting. While I haven’t done any blind taste tests, I’ve really enjoyed any craft beer I’ve tried from a can (the best being Dale’s Pale Ale, which I had in the U.S.). Brewdog’s Punk IPA is another possibility for a can v. bottle challenge.
I’m open to accepting the possibility that I’m wrong here! 🙂
What a great idea for a post! I’d love to try this too one day. Good job on the blog btw…
Cheers Mickey, all you need is beer and a willing accomplice!
Shouldn’t be too hard to find haha
Sorry no ‘e’ in Micky…
haha no… we need all the e’s we can get to spell the word beer! 😉
Mmmm beeeeer! 🙂
Oh it’s going down smooth here at the moment. Are you drinking too? In that case: digital cheers!
Ha not just yet, being a responsible parent until my wife gets home, but I’ll raise a glass later on! Slainte!
I understand… Slainte! 😀