My wife and I hosted our first beer and cheese tasting last night. The cheese was more of an afterthought, but we found a couple of nice pairings. It was a small, private gathering - only four of us - and we ranked 16 beers on a 10-point scale in five different categories. We had a great time, learned a few things, and shared intelligent discussion around a formal tasting - something none of us had ever done before.
No '10s' were awarded, but there was no pretetermined reason for that - and our final thoughts differed only slightly from our numbers. The rankings were pretty interesting as the styles were all over the map, check out the results:
Just wanted to share, see if you folks had any comments on the above brews or even stories of your own tastings. There are some details to the story, including why some beers greatly outperformed others in the ranking, over on my site. Read the whole story here.