I had filled up my third beer tasting notebook, and now I shall relate it to you.
Wait: third? Yes indeed! Two 33 Beers notebooks, and now th- but I’ve only put up one post!
Yes, well, about that. When I went to write this post this morning I couldn’t quite find my second notebook. So. Here we find ourselves.
A bit of a change
When I picked up my last batch of notebooks I ordered another: the Little Book of Beer Tasting notebook. Unlike the 33 series it only has room for 15 entries, but each entry has twice the space: the left page is for the form entries with the entirety of the right devoted to tasting notes (with a bit at the bottom for ratings).
Which style you like better depends on your personal preferences. I quite enjoy the 33 Beers flavor wheel and found the “circle all that apply” version in the Little Book unsatisfying and usually irrelevant. But then, I rarely write more than a sentence or two about any beer: I’ll scribble some notes and get back to what I had been doing, instead of giving each beer a full tasting session. So, for my money, I vastly prefer the 33 series, but you might find it cramped.
Now then, the beer
- Wet Frank (Community Beer Works): 9/5
- The Snow (Community Beer Works): 9/5
- Pilsner (Steam Whistle): 9/7
- Pilsner (unfiltered) (Steam Whistle): 9/7
- IPA (Southern Tier): 9/8
- Flower Power (Southern Tier): 9/8
- Porter (Robert Turley): 9/11
- Rebel IPA (Sam Adams): 9/17
- London Pride (Fuller’s): 9/19
- Curieux (Allagash): 9/19
- Pumking (Southern Tier): 9/21
- Porter Collaboration Project (Community Beer Works/Pearl St): 9/22
- Belma & Louise (Stack): 9/25
- Dry Hopped Kolsch (Resurgence): 9/26
- Pumpkin Ale (Resurgence): 9/26