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What are legs?
« on: August 27, 2010, 12:35:02 PM »
I suppose if a beer can have head, it can have legs, but I don't know what they are.  :-[

When somebody says a beer has legs, what do they mean?
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Re: What are legs?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010, 12:37:06 PM »
That it wants to walk out of the glass?

Actually, it's a term carried over from the wine world. When you swirl and sip a wine, you'll notice that wines with more body and that are bigger (typically with more residual sugar and alcohol) will run back down the side of glass in streaks that look like stalactites. Those are legs.
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Re: What are legs?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010, 12:38:05 PM »
Drips down the inside of the glass, typically from big beers.
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Re: What are legs?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010, 12:43:44 PM »
So, liquid, not foam? Foam would be lacing?
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Re: What are legs?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010, 12:46:11 PM »
exactly... The foam that sticks like a spiderweb to the side of a glass is the lace or Belgian lace if you want to be nationalistic about it. :)
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Re: What are legs?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010, 12:47:43 PM »
Thanks guys. I'll try to notice that from now on.
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Re: What are legs?
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2010, 12:52:30 PM »
Run some bourbon or scotch around in a glass for an example.  That will be close.
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Re: What are legs?
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2010, 01:12:09 PM »
Legs are fine but you know you have a really interesting beer when it has breasts.
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Re: What are legs?
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2010, 01:17:35 PM »
Legs are fine but you know you have a really interesting beer when it has breasts.

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Re: What are legs?
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2010, 02:40:19 PM »
i think the blonde in the red in that video is kym herrin?  i am not sure anymore. but she is an ex playmate I met in miami in 1984.  she was representing some underwater camera housing company.  signed a poster "don, let's go diving"  8)  i have long lost that poster, and am not sure if that is her anymore. :'(
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Re: What are legs?
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2010, 03:11:24 PM »
Mmmmm..... Beer....

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Re: What are legs?
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2010, 06:23:37 PM »
I thought legs are the things you don't feel when you stand up after one too many tripels?

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Re: What are legs?
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2010, 07:23:10 PM »
You cant have just one beer, because you have two legs. Then there are your arms.
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