Originally Posted by passedpawn
1. It's great you have someone else to taste your beer, but don't take his advice as bible. Even very experienced judges make mistakes and make poor comments on beers.
2. Your palate may be the concern, the fact that you correctly spelled palate means you are ahead of a large percentage of brewers in spelling.
Well, to be honest, I have the auto fill in on the iPad to thank for that.
Thanks for the comments though. Bottom line is I find the beer to be pretty darn drinkable and whatever imperfections might be there aren't at "dump the batch" levels.
I am looking forward to doing yeast starters finally and reducing the risk of off flavors associated to lag times and under pitching.