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Palate Fatigue 6 years 4 months ago #7

Crackers don't work for me unfortunately for this issue. <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( --> I always assumed they just cleansed the palate not revitalised taste buds? Or that's what use them for...

I like the sorbet idea so might experiment with that or some shots of something. It's either that or drink less beer. <!-- s:o --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_surprised.gif" alt=":o" title="Surprised" /><!-- s:o -->

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Palate Fatigue 6 years 4 months ago #8

&quot;Saruman&quot;:80rpjbi4 wrote: Some people just aren't cut out for serious beer drinking <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->


Seriously though, palate fatigue happens to everyone eventually. Getting through 8 beers, even if only small glasses is pretty good going. I usually get to about 20 before it really kicks in for me but that's years of experience at tastings and judging beer. I wouldn't 100% trust my thoughts after 10 though. I would think it more like 90% accurate after 10 and by 20 that plummets down to about 50% I reckon.[/quote:80rpjbi4]

Funny! <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->

That is exactly what I mean, but I [b:80rpjbi4]really[/b:80rpjbi4] wouldn't trust my palate after 10. I just thought there might be the equivalent of a Magic Sponge for beer tasters!

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Palate Fatigue 6 years 4 months ago #9

Hmmm have you tried a sponge?


Actually, try some sparkling water. It might lift your senses a little.

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Palate Fatigue 6 years 4 months ago #10

Sparkling water would be worth a try. Thanks.

Mr Google threw me back other possibilities such as ginger, cucumber <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? --> , grapes and light beer. Also deep cleansing breaths were suggested to clear the nasal passages!

So might try an assortment of sorbets along with the sparkling water. And the big breaths and fresh air...
Will let ye know if any work.

Thanks again for yere suggestions!

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Palate Fatigue 6 years 4 months ago #11

Try a sour beer. Should wake up the taste buds.

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Palate Fatigue 6 years 4 months ago #12

&quot;nigel_c&quot;:3p5l9g4f wrote: Try a sour beer. Should wake up the taste buds.[/quote:3p5l9g4f]

Yep, as mentioned I tried things like Rodenbach GC, Lindemans Apple and various Lambic-ish beers and they work pretty well but are not to everyone's taste in my group, some of whom are newbies to most beer types and I don't want to scare the beejesus out of them - or waste my sour stash. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->

Hoping for something with no alcohol too, as it will make us take a breather.

Thanks though, keep the suggestions coming!

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