How to pour the perfect pint
Researchers claim to have cracked the code behind what makes a perfect pint.
Based on surroundings, music volume and the number of drinking partners, researchers have devised a formula that can calculate what makes a perfect pint for any given individual.
The equation also takes into account the availability of snacks, the ambient room temperature, and the number of days until you are required back at work.
The resulting formula of the study is E = - (0.62T2 + 39.2W2 + 62.4P2) + (21.8T + 184.4W + 395.4P + 94.5M - 90.25V) + 50(S + F + 6.4).
They calculated that the higher the final score for 'E', the greater the enjoyment of the pint will be.
The complex formula was devised after polling 1,000 volunteers from up and down the country on what conditions they preferred when drinking their pint.
"Following all of our research we developed a formula for the perfect pint," the Daily Mail quoted Dr David Lewis, who calculated the formula at Mindlab on behalf of pub chain Taylor Walker, as saying.
"In this formula E equals the amount of enjoyment you get from the pint.
"So if you perform this calculation 'E' will give you a figure for the amount of enjoyment you're going to experience when drinking that perfect pint," he added.
The initials in the equation stand for the following:
E - Factor describing overall enjoyment
T - The ambient temperature in degrees Celsius
W - The number of days until you are required back at work
P - The number of people with whom you are drinking
M - Related to your mood whilst drinking the pint
V - Related to the volume of the music being played
S and F are related to the availability of snacks and food.