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beer bottle color theory

chowbabe | Apr 4, 2002 03:20 PM

I have a theory that:

Beer in brown bottles taste the best, like Bass, Red Stripe, Brooklyn Lager, Quilmes, Dos Equis, Negro Modelo, Pacifico, etc.

Beer in green bottles always tastes "skunked", like Heineken, Molson, Becks

Beer in clear bottles always tastes too heavy and sweet, like Corona, Sol, Tesoro

Does the color of the bottle have anything to do with the flavor? Is there a correlation between flavor, and say, the amount of light that can penetrate a bottle (brown lets least, then green, then clear?

Any opinions?

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