A conversation between punter and barman overheard in a pub recently.
Man of indeterminate European origin
This time, I want a different beer. I had this last time [gestures at ale pump] and it was weird. It wasn’t — I’m not complaining — it just wasn’t really properly cold.
Ah, yeah, that’s British ale. It’s not really meant to be cold, just cool.
Oh, I get it. But it’s yellow, so I was confused. OK, this time, I just want a proper classic cold beer.
We’ve got a lager from a small German brewery…
No, just like, a classic cold beer. Fosters or something like that.
OK, there you go.
That is beautiful. Beautiful! Frosty cold. Just what I wanted. Thank you so very much.