For a few years now Jayne and I have run a beer tasting evening. Yesterday was our latest effort. The format is always the same, six beers of increasing strength, some notes on each before we try them, pizza and garlic bread and foolishness.
The six beers this time round were:
Edelstoff Augustiner - 5.8%
Jupiler - 5.2%
Kwak - 8.4%
Delerium Tremens - 8.5%
Chimay Blue - 9%
Westmalle Tripel - 9.5%
We had got everything setup in the garden and the guys started arriving at about 7:30. Then the skies darkened and it absolutely tipped it down for about 20 mins. We did not think it would clear, but as quickly as it started, the skies cleared, the sun came out and it was a very pleasant evening. We got the chiminea fired up and the beers flowed. Some of the guys started to struggle at the 4th or 5th beer, not so much because of what I'd given them, as the 3 or 4 "warm up" pints in the Taps before coming over!
All in all a great evening. The Westmalle was voted the best, Jupiler the least favourite.