King of Beers American Lager/Pilsner Results!

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This tasting was definitely one of the weirdest events I think I’ve ever done. While I thought I had prepared myself for this one the best I could have, I can’t remember the last time I’d had so many mediocre beers in one sitting. As you can see we did come up with a winner, however the highest score in the entire event was just below a 6. I had a feeling when we originally planned this event that Budweiser aka The King of Beers would not score very high (and it almost lost the entire event). From what I gather on the scores, the beers in this style that our judges enjoyed the most had a more pronounced hop profile than the others. According to BJCP’s flavor description by style for Classic American Pilsner and Lite, Standard, and Premium American Lager, these beers all have hop profiles that range from none to low. Are we tired of drinking American Lagers in America, or do we just need a break from this mild, slightly malty libation? American Lagers/Pilsners used to be the beer of choice in this country (or should I say the only available choice), but as you can see from this tasting this has changed. While macrobrewed beer had it’s place (and some would say necessity during the years of World War II) in history, micro-brewed beer tends to be the preferred option. Support your local breweries so that we can avoid macro-brewed beer from taking away your choices. Just try to imagine a world without beer caves… I’m getting nervous just thinking about it ūüôā

Bock-Fest Results!

List in Order of Beers Served:
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock (Sample) Erik Howell
1) Breckenridge Pandora’s Bock Crystal Smith
2) Rogue Dead Guy Ale Zac Jackson
3) Bell’s Consecrator Doppelbock Jeremy Harshey
4) Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel Dustin Edwards
5) Sam Adams Winter Lager Erica Garcia
6) Kulmbacher Eisbock Krista Boles
7) Paulaner Salvator Doppelbock Stef Korros
8) Michelob Amber Bock Nate Boles
9) Dark Horse Perkulator Dan Sandman
10) Spoetzl Shiner Bock Dax Storm
11) Spaten Optimator Kyle Alder
12)¬†Hofbra√ľ Munchen Maibock Isaac Wagner
13) G. Schneider & Sohn. Aventius Wheat Doppelbock Roberta Alder
14) Upland Maibock Lindsy Storm
Beers in Order of Highest to Lowest Scores:
1) Dark Horse Perkulator 8.087
2) Spaten Optimator 8.010
3) Hofbra√ľ Munchen Maibock 7.929
4) Kulmbacher Eisbock 7.393
5) Paulaner Salvator Doppelbock 7.321
6) Bell’s Consecrator Doppelbock 7.250
7) Sam Adams Winter Lager 7.179
8) Upland Maibock 6.821
9) Michelob Amber Bock 6.536
10) Spoetzl Shiner Bock 6.393
11) Rogue Dead Guy Ale 6.357
12) G. Schneider & Sohn. Aventius Wheat Doppelbock 6.036
13) Breckenridge Pandora’s Bock 5.607
14) Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel 5.321

Stout Bout Results Posted!

List in Order of Beers Served:
Guiness Extra Stout (Sample) Erik Howell
1) Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout Dan Sandman
2) Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout Cory Fellors
Rainbow In The Dark (TPB Homebrew Kit) Erik Howell
4) North Coast Old Rasputin Imperial Stout Krista Boles
5) Left Hand Milk Stout Mark
6) Stone Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout Dawn-Marie Paul
7) Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout Erica Garcia
8) Hoppin’ Frog¬†B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout Brian Paul
9) Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout Brad and Bryce
10)¬†Kyle’s Homebrew Kyle Alder
11) Great Divide Yeti Russian Imperial Stout Nate Boles
12) Big Buck Oatmeal Stout (TPB Homebrew kit) Zac Jackson
13) Bluegrass Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel Stout Dax Storm
14)¬†Young’s Double Chocolate Stout Mark
15) Dark Horse Blueberry Stout Dustin Edwards
Beers in Order of Highest to Lowest Scores:
1) Bell’s Kalamazoo Sout 8.000
2) Hoppin’ Frog¬†B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout 7.679
3) North Coast Old Rasputin Imperial Stout 7.643
4) Great Divde Yeti Imperial Stout 7.333
5) Young’s Double Chocolate Stout 7.083
6) Kyle Alder’s Stout (homebrew) 6.929
7) Big Buck Oatmeal Stout (homebrew) 6.917
8) Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout 6.786
Left Hand Milk Stout 6.786
9) Dark Horse Blueberry Stout 6.700
10) Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout 6.429
11) Bluegrass Brewing Company Bourbon Barrel Stout 6.250
12) Rainbow in the Dark (Homebrew) 6.000
Stone Belgo Anise Russian Imperial Stout 6.000
13) Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout 5.429