Scientists calculate formula for perfect pint

07:54 19 October 2012

Dr David Lewis talks about the formula for the perfect pint. Picture: Mindlab/YouTube

Dr David Lewis talks about the formula for the perfect pint. Picture: Mindlab/YouTube

Archant

Beer boffins claim to have found a scientific formula for the perfect pint 200 years after the introduction of the standard drinks measure.

The formula for the perfect pint

E = -(0.62T2 + 39.2W2 + 62.4P2) + (21.8T + 184.4W + 395.4P + 94.5M – 90.25V) + 50(S + F + 6.4)

E is a factor describing overall enjoyment

T is the ambient temperature in degrees Celsius

W is the number of days until you are required back at work

P is the number of people with whom you are drinking

M is related to your mood whilst drinking the pint

V is related to the volume of the music being played

S and F are related to the availability of snacks and food

Scientists at Mindlab interviewed 1,000 volunteers and used complex mathematical systems to come up with the recipe for the most enjoyable beverage, taking into account ambient factors like the weather, food and friends.

Research also found that one in ten 35 to 44 year olds said a cheeky lunchtime pint tasted best, whereas 29 per cent of those aged between 18 and 24 preferred a tipple on a Sunday afternoon.

Almost seven in 10, or 69 per cent, of those aged 65 and over believe loud music would spoil their pint compared to 17 per cent of 18 to 24 year olds.

The research was commisioned by Taylor Walker.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Alvin Stardust has died at the age of 72.

Read more

Jessie J says she’s still afraid of failure.

Read more

The X Factor stars were out for the Mobo awards.

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

Alvin Stardust has died at the age of 72.

Countries around the world have offered to stand in solidarity with Canada after the shootings in Ottawa which left one soldier dead.

The poppy appeal launch is suitably special during the centenary year of the First World War.

The gunman was named as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, with government sources saying he was a recent convert to Islam.

TOP Stories

Police have released CCTV images with the aim of identifying the two men. Photo: Met Police

Detectives are hunting two men who threatened a man with an electric cattleprod at his home in Westminster.

The lorry ploughed into the back of a bus [Photograph by Anna Milne]

Shoreditch High Street/Kingsland Road is fully closed between Cremer Street and Old Street due to a serious traffic accident.

The attacks allegedly took place on this busy shopping street [Photograph from Google StreetView]

Two men were stabbed on Uxbridge Road at around 5.50am this morning.

London Bloggers

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The cast, including Josie Lawrence and Mike Myers

Simon Collins catches up with the improv impresarios, who despite being the world’s longest-running comedy show with the same cast, have lost none of the razor-sharp wit:

Monday, September 1, 2014
Do you really need an explanation for that?! (Pic by Serena Marinelli)

If you’ve ever seen an Italian movie, you would probably know how important body language is in the culture.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Don't waste any of your harvest

If you are now inundated with ripe tomatoes, juicy green beans, berries and herbs, don’t leave them to go stringy or mouldy because the freezer can go a long way to making your crops last well into winter.