Apr 26 2012

First official Oroba Brewery beer tasting

A couple of weeks ago I conducted my first beer tasting with a couple of friends. There were four of us trying five different beers.

We used the Beer Party Tasting Sheet provided by Brewer's Friend. The sheet gives you the opportunity to score the beer on Appearance, Smell, Taste, After Taste, and Drinkability.

Here's how the beers scored for each category among the maximum points possible.

 
Beer PP* O'Fallon
Hemp Hop Rye
Spoetzl
Shiner Spring Ale
Dortmunder
Firestone
Union Jack
India Pale Ale
Founders
Dirty
Bastard
Schlafly
Quadrupel
Ale
Appearance  10  7.6 5.75 6.5 8 8.75
Smell  10  5.5 3.87 8.25 6.5 6.5
Taste  30  20.10 13.5 24 24.75 23.5
After Taste  20  12.75 9 14.5 15.5 17.5
Drinkability  30  22.25 15.75 20.75 23.75 17.75
Total   68.25 47.84 74 78.5 74

*PP = Points Possible

Among the five beers we scored, Founders Dirty Bastard seemed to be the groups favorite with a total of 78.5 points.  Interestingly, second place went to both Firestone Union Jack India Pale Ale & Schlafly Quadupel Ale with a score of 74.

Despite not being "professional beer tasters", we all had a lot of fun and will hopefully do this again in the near future.

Cheers

Beer,