As Jim and Mike previously stated, we did this first round of the Retro Beer Challenge at the Melody Inn.
Beer A - This one smelled like bananas and had a banana peel aftertaste. 1.5 mugs.
Beer B - This one reminded me of a car mechanic's garage. The smell was part mildew, part motor oil. The taste was initially smoother than Beer A and I thought I would like it better, but I ended up drinking only half of my sample. 1.25 mugs.
Beer C - This one was icky. Plain and simple. 0 mugs.
I was surprised at just how varied the tastes and smells were of each beer, and this challenge was really quite interesting.
My final rankings:
Beer A - 3 points
Beer B - 2 points
Beer C - 1 point