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comp entry question
« on: July 04, 2011, 12:50:30 PM »
I was about to enter a beer into a competition and while I had it listed as a Belgian dubbel on beersmith I am fully aware that it does not completely fit the bill. I followed a normal Belgian dubbel grain bill, but I substituted half a lb of candi sugar with Steen's molasses (it’s a Louisiana molasses). I did not have the liquid candi like I wanted so I already knew that the big raisin flavor typical of say Chimay wouldn't be there anyway. I was about to enter it into a comp and decided that maybe I should enter it as a Belgian specialty instead since the big raisin flavor was absent, it isn’t quite as dry as a typical dubbel, and it would likely not win in the dubbel category even though it's a good beer. Problem is if I enter it into the specialty cat it asks for a commercial example and there are none. So should I keep it as a dubbel or enter it as a specialty and list none in the commercial example space?

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Re: comp entry question
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2011, 01:15:42 PM »
Enter it where it fits best.

So specialty, and your answer is a Belgian Dark Strong with Molasses.
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Re: comp entry question
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2011, 01:46:20 PM »
Enter it where it fits best.

So specialty, and your answer is a Belgian Dark Strong with Molasses.

sounds good thanks!
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Re: comp entry question
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2011, 02:14:43 PM »
The way I decide is to pour a beer and taste it while I read through the guidelines of the categories I'm considering entering.  Whichever one it tastes most like is where it gets entered.
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