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« on: July 02, 2014, 02:26:05 PM »
Last weekend I poured a glass of New Glarus Berliner that I traded for at NHC.  I have never seen as thick a head as this, like meringue. 
I'll try to post a picture here.

I wonder how they did that?

One day, I am going to find out what I am doing wrong with posting pictures. 
Or not. 
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Re: Foam
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2014, 03:06:13 PM »
Last weekend I poured a glass of New Glarus Berliner that I traded for at NHC.  I have never seen as thick a head as this, like meringue. 
I'll try to post a picture here.

I wonder how they did that?

One day, I am going to find out what I am doing wrong with posting pictures. 
Or not.




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and yes, that is some extra foamy foam
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Re: Foam
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2014, 03:14:30 PM »
That is a beautiful thing !  The last Orval I bought poured like that.  Mmmmm.
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Re: Foam
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014, 03:29:35 PM »
We vitiated New Glarus during our NHC road trip.  Picked up a case of the Belgian Red.  It never made it out of Grand Rapids, so we had to buy more as we headed back to catch our flight in MPLS.  (don't ask)

But, $25 on Alaska Air is dirt cheap for shipping. 

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Re: Foam
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2014, 05:57:57 PM »
I have had some extra carbonated beers that did that. I'll see if I can find some pics.
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Re: Foam
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2014, 06:52:32 PM »
That head is so rocky, I think I saw someone clip a carabiner to it...
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Re: Foam
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2014, 08:42:07 PM »
That head is so rocky, I think I saw someone clip a carabiner to it...

that head is so rocky I think I saw it running up and down the steps of the Philly museum of art.
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Re: Foam
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2014, 04:59:11 AM »

I wonder how they did that?



Maybe flaked oats?

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Re: Foam
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2014, 05:05:38 AM »
That head is so rocky, I think I saw someone clip a carabiner to it...

that head is so rocky I think I saw it running up and down the steps of the Philly museum of art.

Eesh.
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Re: Foam
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2014, 05:08:23 AM »
That head is so rocky, I think I saw someone clip a carabiner to it...

that head is so rocky I think I saw it running up and down the steps of the Philly museum of art.

Eesh.

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Re: Foam
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2014, 05:10:48 AM »
There are protein and polysaccharide additives that some commercial breweries use to increase foam and head retention. Also propylene glycol algitate is a common form of head foam enhancer. Or, it could be, just an icredile  head of foam!
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Re: Foam
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2014, 05:24:16 AM »
One thing that makes me think they are using additives is because of the lactic acid commonly present in tart belinnerweiss biers usual demolishes head retention.
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Re: Foam
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2014, 08:53:01 AM »
One thing that makes me think they are using additives is because of the lactic acid commonly present in tart belinnerweiss biers usual demolishes head retention.
I was thinking the same thing. I've never seen a sour beer with a head like that.
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Re: Foam
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2014, 10:03:59 AM »
One thing that makes me think they are using additives is because of the lactic acid commonly present in tart belinnerweiss biers usual demolishes head retention.
I was thinking the same thing. I've never seen a sour beer with a head like that.

Yeah, now that you mention it.  I wonder if their sour fruit beers do the same thing.  I will find out!
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Re: Foam
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2014, 10:20:00 AM »
One thing that makes me think they are using additives is because of the lactic acid commonly present in tart belinnerweiss biers usual demolishes head retention.
I was thinking the same thing. I've never seen a sour beer with a head like that.

Yeah, now that you mention it.  I wonder if their sour fruit beers do the same thing.  I will find out!

Those I have tried (including at the brewery tap room) have had reasonable head retention, but nothing like the pic of the Berliner Weisse shown above....bordering on overcarbed?
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