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Beer Drinking is a Skill

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

For fun we just posted a tasting sheet we started using around here at parties. This tasting sheet is designed for all skill levels of beer drinkers. YES friends, beer drinking is a SKILL. Guzzling beer is even a skill in certain international sports, as featured and proven in the movie Beerfest! Make sure to turn the boot at the end.

Beer drinking skill comes into play when we start to analyze things like appearance (color, clarity) smells (hoppy, tanic?), after taste (too bitter, malty, sweet?).  Everybody has to start somewhere, and at most parties we have a mixed bag of skilled beer drinkers, macro drinkers, and the beer oblivious. To unite them all in a night of fun, this brew sheet comes to the rescue!

Click Here To Download the PDF Beer Tasting Party Sheet

beer tasting sheet for party


Evaluating a beer goes like this:

  1. Appearance
  2. Smell
  3. Taste
  4. After Taste
  5. Drinkability
  6. Overall Score

For my first use of this sheet, we had my Blitz Clone which was done as an 11 gallon batch (half fermented with Safale American Ale US-05, and half with Wyeast American Ale II 1272) vs the likes of MGD, Keystone Light, and Hams!  What fun!  It was OBVIOUS that the home brew was better to all who attended, even those who swear by Coors Light, which was a big compliment to the brewer.  Here’s to you having fun with this tasting sheet at your next party.


  1. One Response to “Beer Drinking is a Skill”

  2. thanks for this.

    By Paul on Apr 3, 2012

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