It will bring pleasure to those who drink it if they observe the following rules : Beer, a refined drink for the same reasons as wine, must be stored away from light, at a temperature between 10° and 15°C (46° and 56°F). It should be served at this same temperature and in its special glass, and its sediment should be tasted separately.
The gustative sensations will gain in nuance depending on the age of the beer. Young beer is characterised by a bouquet of fresh hops, with a fruity note and pronounced bitterness, light on the palate and a less firm collar than a beer of six months. The latter will feature a bouquet consisting of a blend of fragrances of yeast and old-fashioned hop. The bitterness is more diffuse and the taste has moved to a slight touch of acidity accompanying yeast and caramel flavours. Served without its sediments, a beer of six months or more, has a particularly bright appearance. It will be less so, if it is served at a temperature below 7°C to 8°C (44° – 45°F).