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Offline lazydog79

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Best Order for a tasting?
« on: August 24, 2012, 06:13:24 PM »
Tomorrow, I'm hosting my first tasting for a group of people.  I'll be featuring seven of my beers and two guests.  I think I have a good order together, but want to see what the experts think  ;)  Here's what I'm thinking:

1. Am. Wheat - very light, almost BMC-ish
2. Scottish 70/-
3. Biere de Garde (Domaine Dupage clone)
4. Pils
5. Amber Ale - hoppier, west coast style
6. Black IPA/IBA (whatever you want to call it)
7. Bock - somewhere between American style and traditional
8. St. Martin Tripel
9. Stone Russian Imperial Stout

Any input would be much appreciated.  Thanks!

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Re: Best Order for a tasting?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 06:26:59 PM »
Just my opinion, but I would move 5,6 to after the bock and tripel.  When doing a tasting I like to put the more hoppy beers near the end of the tasting so the tasters don't wreck their palate.
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Re: Best Order for a tasting?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 06:54:54 PM »
I agree with the above reorder of the amber & IPA. I can't make up my mind about 2,3,4. You could do 3,4,2 or 4,3,2. I guess it depends how hoppy the pils is and how malty the 70/- is. Or stick with 2,3,4. As I said, can't make up my mind.
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Re: Best Order for a tasting?
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2012, 08:12:20 PM »
Just my opinion, but I would move 5,6 to after the bock and tripel.  When doing a tasting I like to put the more hoppy beers near the end of the tasting so the tasters don't wreck their palate.

Just the question I had in my mind, Dave. I didn't really like where my hoppier ones were.  That makes sense to put them before the RIS and finish with that and the Porter fudge brownies I'm making.  Thanks for the tips! Prosit!