We labeled the bottoms of the cups to reflect what would be inside: Bud Light, Coors Light and Miller Lite. Then we numbered the cups, poured and tasted. Blind tastings are fun and sneaky, and I’d always thought it would be interesting to sit down with three macros and compare and contrast the beers.
I took notes and found many of the same words describing the three beers: grainy, corny, crisp, thin and sulphur. However, they were clearly three different beers. One had a more prominent aroma, one had a more pronounced flavor, and the third was clearly the least engaging, trounced by sulphurs that I couldn’t enjoy.
As we sat down, I wanted to choose my favorite of the three, and also see if I could pick which was which. I expected that I would prefer the Miller Lite, as I always thought that Miller Genuine Draft had more flavor than most macros. Kyle sat down the newly converted craft beer lover who will always maintain a soft spot in his heart for Coors Light.
Of the three, I accurately guessed the Bud Light glass–it was the sulphury one which I did not care for. I ranked it Number 3. I liked the aroma of Miller Lite best, but chose Coors Light as my overall favorite to drink on a hot day after cutting the grass. Its flavor seemed a little more rounded, something that surprised me. I thought I remembered that flavor from years ago as well as I thought I could remember, gauge and guess Bud Light’s.
Even more interesting, Coors Light came in last on Kyle’s drinkability list. Poor guy.
Lotsa revealing fun. Give it a try.