Looking for advice - Beer Tasting order

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by maxcoinage, Feb 24, 2013.

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  1. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Defender (620) Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
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    I'm going to be hosting my first beer tasting this coming weekend and wanted to get some advice on the order to pour the brews. I'll make an attempt at what I'm thinking and if anyone has some other suggestions, please chime in.

    My homebrew (Amber Ale 4.2% ABV, very low IBU)
    Revolution Cross of Gold
    Sucaba '13
    Dark Lord '12
    Bourbon County Coffee '12

  2. ridglens

    ridglens Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2010 Indiana

    i think that's a pretty solid order (from mild to extreme flavors, kinda)....

    i might switch the Sucuba and the DL, just to have the 2 BA beers together, an DL is almost as different from BCBS as sucuba is). Other than that they are all pretty vastly different, so it should be a roller-coaster ride for your mouth (nothing wrong with that!).
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  3. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,438) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
    Beer Trader

    What time should I come over? :wink:
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  4. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,451) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    I'd order them by impact on the palate from the hops and dark roast malt, much as you have, but would personally swap the order of the sucaba and the hopslam since for my tastes the hop bitterness shows a bit more in the hopslam (dipa) than in an English barleywine like sucaba.

    Be sure to have lots of water and unsalted crackers for between beers to cleanse the palate.
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