Beer Drunk vs Wine Drunk
People often say that different kinds of alcoholic beverages affect them differently, such as how it makes them feel, behave, and how fast it intoxicates them. In this article, we will compare the effects of beer and wine.
Beer is any fermented beverage made with a cereal grain. Apart from grain, yeast and hops are also common ingredients in beer. Beer comes in a variety of strengths. Lighter beers can have Alcohol by Volume (ABV) percentages as low as 2%, while stronger beers can be as strong as 20%.
Beer comes in a variety of styles and flavors such as lager, ale, stout and porter.
Wine is a drink made out of fermented grape juice. It is often aged in a barrel, for at least a few months. It’s divided into categories of white wine and red wine and also has many sub categories. Wine usually has an ABV of 11% to 20%
Is the ‘Drunk’ effect different?
The sensations and behaviors associated with consuming alcohol vary a lot depending on the strength of the alcohol, the pace at which it is drunk, whether you are drinking on a full or empty stomach, and the set and setting of the location you are drinking at.
What does science say?
First off, booze is booze. Whether you’re drinking beer, wine or hard liquor, the active ingredient, the stuff that gets you drunk, in each beverage is the same: ethyl alcohol or ethanol. Yes, hard liquor contains more ethanol per ounce than beer or wine, but it’s the amount of ethanol consumed, not the vehicle for consuming it, that makes the difference.
The experience of being intoxicated or “getting drunk” is rather subjective and may be different for different people. Some typical signs of intoxication include impaired judgment, relaxation, change of mood, decreased inhibition, and decreased alertness. When it comes to how alcohol affects the body, there are a number of observable and measureable factors that impact the physiological effects of intoxication. With that in mind, you may be on to something a bit less objective or measurable: there has been some scientific investigation into what some folks expect to experience when drinking alcohol and even different varieties of boozy beverages. These expectations, in turn, seem to influence how people subjectively experience differing “types” of intoxication.
As there are so many different types of beer and wines, it is impossible to determine exactly what kind of affect a glass of beer actually has compared to a glass of wine, as there are various types of both with different strengths and compositions.
Furthermore, ethanol is ethanol and the only difference in the experience of drinking alcohol and the drunken effect will be how much ethanol is consumed and how fast it was consumed and absorbed into the blood stream.
Perceiving the “alcohol buzz” is a very subjective experience so it is very difficult to measure and quantify differences between “different types of drunk.” More often than not, people will tend to behave a certain way after drinking if they think that is how they are supposed to behave after drinking.
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