At what temperature should I drink my beer? 

Beer drinking temperature is a matter of taste, and people from different countries consume beer at varying degrees of warmth/coldness. The temperature also varies according to setting, food pairing and purpose. For simplification purposes, we have stated the typically preferred temperatures, for both the traditional British preferences as decreed by Michael Jackson, and the varying -- typically colder-- American taste in parentheses.

Barley Wine: 50-60 degrees

Wheat Beer: 45-50 degrees (40-50)

Pale Lager: 38-46 degrees (36-44)

Dark Lager: 45-55 degrees (42-52)

Pale Ale: 50-55 degrees (42-52)

Stout: 55-60 degrees (48-55)

Witbier: 40-45 degrees

Bock: 45-55 degrees

Pilsner: 45-50 degrees

Framboise: 45-50 degrees

Helles: 45-50 degrees

Lambic /Gueuze: 50-60 degrees (46-54)

Dunkel: 45-50 degrees

Porter: 50-55 degrees (48-55)

Scottish Ale: 50-55 degrees (42-52)

Scotch Ale: 50-55

Altbier: 50-55 degrees (42-52)

Amber: 50-55 degrees (44-54)

Bitter: 50-55 degrees

Brown Ale: 50-55 degrees (46-54)

Schwarzbier: 45-50 degrees

Steam Beer: 50-55 degrees (44-53)

Trappist: 50-60 degrees (48-56)

Vienna: 50-55 degrees (44-50)

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