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Official Review, Issue 45

Official Review - Holiday 2019, Issue 45

Judging Process
Our reviews are conducted in a single-blind tasting format. This method provides the best opportunity to rely on facts and to avoid favoritism, insuring a level playing field for all brewers. It serves both the industry and the consumer to have unbiased and objective scores from qualified experts. To best implement this approach, the Judges Review is open to those with established experience as a Master Cicerone® from the Cicerone® Certification Program or as a judge that has accomplished the rank of National or higher from the Beer Judge Certification Program. In the single-blind tasting format, judges are presented with a chilled, properly poured beer and given its style category. Scoring is then done on the following basis using a 100-point scale:

Score Breakdown:
100 to 96: World Class 
 You need this beer in your life.
95 to 91: Exceptional  Don’t hesitate.
90 to 86: Very Good  A brew to savor.
85 to 75: Average – Somewhat unimpressive.
74 and below: Not Recommended  Just walk away.


World Class (100 to 96)


96
by David Sapsis
Terrible
Unibroue
Chambly, Quebec, Canada

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96

by Michael Bury
Stranger Danger
Monday Night Brewing
Atlanta, Georgia

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96

by Brad Darnell
Irish Coffee Barrel-Aged Legion
Community Beer Co.
Dallas, Texas

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96

by Nelson Crowle
East Brother Festbier
East Brother Beer Co.
Richmond, California

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Exceptional (95 to 91)


95
by Joseph Formanek
Juice Above the Clouds
Altamont Beer Works
Livermore, California

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95
by Dan Martich
Sticky Icky Icky
Short's Brewing Co.
Bellaire, Michigan

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94
by Pat Mulloy
Two Stall
Ahnapee Brewery
Algoma, Wisconsin

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94
by Pat Mulloy
Ahnapee Oktoberfest
Ahnapee Brewery
Algoma, Wisconsin

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94

by Michael Heniff
Lundi
Monday Night Brewing
Atlanta, Georgia

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93
by Joseph Formanek
Maui Waui IPA
Altamont Beer Works
Livermore, California

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93
by Sean Coughlin
Bohemian Riot
Arches Brewing
Hapeville, Georgia

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93

by Michael Bury
Éphémère Pomme
Unibroue
Chambly, Quebec, Canada

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93

by Brad Darnell
East Brother Red IPA
East Brother Beer Co.
Richmond, California

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93

by Brad Darnell
East Brother Belgian-Style Tripel
East Brother Beer Co.
Richmond, California

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93

by Nelson Crowle
pFriem Brett Saison
pFriem Family Brewers
Hood River, Oregon

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93

by Michael Heniff
Table Terroir
Two Roads Brewing Co.
Stratford, Connecticut

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93

by Rick Franckhauser
Brewers' Pale Ale Galaxy Hop Blend
Anchor Brewing Co.
San Francisco, California

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92
by Jason Johnson
Ralph
The Ale Apothecary
Bend, Oregon

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92
by Rodney A. Tillinghast
De Proef Triple Honey Kriek
De Proef Brouwerij
Lochristi, Belgium

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92

by Michael Heniff
Synopsis Dark Sour Cherry
Two Roads Brewing Co.
Stratford, Connecticut

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92

by Michael Bury
Don de Dieu
Unibroue
Chambly, Quebec, Canada

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92

by Jim Koebel
Darker Subject Matter
Monday Night Brewing
Atlanta, Georgia

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91
by David Sapsis
La Fin Du Monde
Unibroue
Chambly, Quebec, Canada

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91

by Michael Bury
Blanche de Chambly
Unibroue
Chambly, Quebec, Canada

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91

by Brad Darnell
East Brother Red Lager
East Brother Beer Co.
Richmond, California

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91

by Sean Coughlin
Double Archipelago
Monday Night Brewing
Atlanta, Georgia

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91

by Jim Koebel
Tie 8 On
Monday Night Brewing
Atlanta, Georgia

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91

by Nelson Crowle
pFriem La Mûre
pFriem Family Brewers

Hood River, Oregon

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Very Good (90 to 86)


90

by Jason Johnson
SeaBee Gose
Big Boss Brewing Co.
Raleigh, North Carolina

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90

by Randy Scorby
Tiki Sunset Sour
Coronado Brewing Co.
Raleigh, North Carolina

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90
by Rodney A. Tillinghast
E.Z. Orchards Semi-Dry Cidre
E.Z. Orchards
Salem, Oregon

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89

by Sean Coughlin
Lloyd's Light
Arches Brewing
Hapeville, Georgia

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88

by Rick Franckhauser
Samuel Adams New England IPA
The Boston Beer Co.
Boston, Massachusetts

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88

by Randy Scorby
Dia De Los Deftones
Belching Beaver Brewery
Boston, Massachusetts

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88

by Michael Heniff
Lil' Juicy
Two Roads Brewing Co.
Stratford, Connecticut

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87

by Dan Preston
Modest Maiden Marzen
Big Boss Brewing Co.
Raleigh, North Carolina

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87

by Michael Heniff
Motorworks Oktoberfest
Motorworks Brewing
Bradenton, Florida

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86

by Dan Martich
Alcatraz 2X IPA
Alcatraz Brewing
Palm Coast, Florida

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86

by Richard Wong
Miracle Mile IPA
6th and La Brea Brewery and Restaurant
Los Angeles, California

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Average (85 to 75)


85

by Dan Preston
Cape May Oktoberfest
Cape May Brewing Co.
Columbus, Ohio

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84

by Sean Coughlin
Silkscreen
Monday Night Brewing
Atlanta, Georgia

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82

by Richard Wong
Get Buzzed
6th and La Brea Brewery and Restaurant
Los Angeles, California

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81

by Jessica Sullivan
Pool Party Pilsner
Land-Grant Brewing Co.
Columbus, Ohio

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80

by Jim Koebel
Void & Form
Monday Night Brewing
Atlanta, Georgia

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78
by Rodney A. Tillinghast
TROOPER Light Brigade
Robinsons Brewery
Stockport, England

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77

by Dan Preston
Strawberry Taffy
Cape May Brewing Co.
Columbus, Ohio

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