Talk about luck of the draw...I was paired with a Grand Master Level 2 judge for my first time judging. I was surprised when the difference in our first 3 beers was a total of only 5 points combined. In the whole flight we only disagreed on one beer and that was easily compromised, when I heard his rationale - which was that he would rather advance a weak beer that was to style without major flaws than a beer that had one "more significant" flaw. A great experience. I look forward to more judging with mentors like that - but man was he quick!