Feature Beer Friday!

Feature Beer Friday is a cross-over between the BR Beer Scene in conjunction with the Raise A Glass radio show that I co-host.  Throughout season 5 of the show and into the future we will feature episodes where we bring a handful of beers to the table and have a roundtable discussion / critique of the beers while also rating them on a 1-100 scale.  

This isn't an old-school gymnastics scoring though where everyone is between 9-10, or 90-100 in this case.  A 50 should be considered a mediocre beer and anything in the 90 or above range is world class.  Basically 0-20 is a failure, 21-40 is a poor beer, 41-60 is a mediocre brew, 61-80 is getting good, and 81-100 is an "A" effort.

The scoring includes 4 categories, each weighted appropriately.  Appearance is worth a total of 15 points, aroma is worth 25, taste is worth 40, and mouthfeel/finish is worth 20.  We all have our differing opinions on beer, so I'll present the group average, as well as my ratings for each brew.

Eric's Top 10 Features Beers So Far:  (yeah, there might be a little favoritism)
#1 - Parish Grand Reserve - 90
#2 - (tie) Great Divide Yeti - 89
#2 - (tie) Russian River Pliny The Elder - 89
#4 - (tie) Sierra Nevada / Russian River Brux - 88
#4 - (tie) New Belgium La Folie 2013 - 88
#4 - (tie) Surly Abrasive Ale - 88
#4 - (tie) DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus - 88
#8 - Samuel Smith Yorkshire Stingo - 87
#9 - (tie) Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - 86
#9 - (tie) Bell's Two Hearted Ale - 86
#9 - (tie) Green Flash Grand Cru - 86

All Feature Beer Friday Brews: (Average score / My score)
10/19/12 - Abita Amber - 56.67/51
10/26/12 - Clown Shoes Clementine 1.5 - 84/82
11/02/12 - Newcastle Founders Ale - 49.33/42 & Newcastle Werewolf - 27.25/26
11/09/12 - NOLA Hopitoulas IPA - 72.5/69
11/23/12 - Parish Grand Reserve - 86.66/90
11/30/12 - Sierra Nevada / Russian River Brux - 84/88
12/07/12 - Lazy Magnolia Timber Beast -  74.2/77
12/14/12 - Innis & Gunn Winter Beer 2012 - 79.4/82
12/21/12 - Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale 2012 -  67.25/76
12/28/12 - Anchor Christmas Ale 2012 - 79.75/84
01/04/13 - Great Divide Yeti - 79.5/89
01/11/13 - Shiner Bock - 60.67/60
01/18/13 - Fischer Amber - 65.67/64
01/25/13 - Oskar Blue G'Knight - 71.25/78
02/04/13 - Dogfish Head Indian Brown - 79.25/83
02/08/13 - Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale - 60/62
02/15/13 - Strongbow Cider - 71/71
02/22/13 - Green Flash West Coast IPA - 70.25/76
03/01/13 - Brooklyn Local 1 - 74.25/77
03/08/13 - Ommegang Scythe & Sickle - 75.75/72 
03/15/13 - Karbach Rodeo Clown Double IPA - 76.75/80
03/22/13 - Schlafly A IPA - 75/76
03/29/13 - Karbach Weisse Versa Wheat - 75/76 
04/05/13 - Guinness Black Lager -  69.5/73
04/12/13 - Bell's Two Hearted Ale - 71.67/86
04/19/13 - Abita Lemon Wheat - 41.4/40
04/26/13 - NOLA Brown Ale - 70.8/70
05/10/13 - Tin Roof Voodoo Bengal Pale Ale - 77.2/72
05/17/13 - Covington Bayou Bock - 28.8/25
05/24/13 - Russian River Pliny The Elder - 89/89
05/31/13 - Southern Tier Hop Sun - 64.67/69
06/07/13 - Southern Tier 2XIPA - 65/56
06/14/13 - Southern Tier Live - 80.33/75
06/21/13 - Tin Roof Perfect Tin Amber - 71.5/72
07/05/13 - Green Flash Grand Cru - 83/86
07/12/13 - New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA - 63.67/59
07/19/13 - Good People IPA - 83.33/81
08/09/13 - New Belgium La Folie 2013 -  87.75/88
08/16/13 - SweetWater Blue - 58.4/58
08/23/13 - SweetWater IPA - 61.6/56
08/30/13 - Sixpoint Apollo - 65.2/76
09/06/13 - Dogfish Head Tweason'ale - 45.2/35
09/20/13 - Brash Cold Ass Honky - 72.4/79
09/27/13 - Red Stripe Dragon Stout - 66/61
01/31/14 - Surly Abrasive Ale - 87.5/88
02/07/14 - Southern Tier Pumking - 78.25/76
02/14/14 - Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Wild - 81/74
02/21/14 - DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus - 87.75/88
02/28/14 - Victory Festbier - 68.75/61
07/25/14 - Dogfish Head Noble Rot - 70.25/71
08/01/14 - 3 Floyds Zombie Dust - 86.67/85
08/08/14 - Cigar City Jai Alai IPA - 75.5/79
08/15/14 - Terrapin Hopsecutioner - 65.75/77
08/22/14 - Southern Tier Eurotrash Pilz - 55.75/53
08/29/14 - Lazy Magnolia Lazy Saison - 66.75/67 
09/05/14 - Founders Porter - 80.75/83