« on: June 22, 2015, 10:38:12 AM »
You learn not to comment, as you will often be wrong.Nice. One thing to remember when people mention the 'trained taster' thing is that BJCP judges are not necessarily trained tasters per se. Many of us literally conduct our own training, and in most cases, it's more geared towards detecting off-flavors and how to fix them. I need to take better notes on these kind of things. I don't remember which beer I picked in each (I only remember I picked the red in one and the blue in another lol).BJCP means something but not beer analysis machine. I think the closer format is to a style guidelines contest the better they do. In fact they have a tendency to try to turn everything into a guideline comparison. They are great at off flavor detection. They aren't good at guess the ingredients, guess the process, and even pretty spotty at guess the substyle
I have been told to decoct a German beer for better results, it was double decocted.
Use Munich malt next time, it had a big % Munich.
Your Helped should be all Pils, it was.
And so on.
How well would you do?
To be honest, this is exactly why I don't compete anymore. Having 3 different comments to the same beer at the same table drives me NUTS. Comment 1 too bitter, try lowering 60 minute addition. Comment 2 needs more bittering hops. Comment 3 nice beer, very balanced. SIGH