I recently ordered a sensory training kit from Siebel Institute. In short, glass vials of liquid isolating flavors (including off-flavors and contamination) commonly found in beer.
The instructions explain how to spike samples of beer, but say nothing about how to select a suitable beer:
I'll be hosting a party of six, and our tastes vary wildly: from craft drinkers to macro drinkers, and an enologist (winemaker).
How should I select the base beer(s) to help us get the most out of this experience?
Should we all have the same beer? If so, a macro, even though some dislike them? Or should I pick something like a pilsner?
Or should I have two tiers, a macro and something else? (What kind of ale would be appropriate?)