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Official Review (Issue 55)

The Beer Connoisseur - Official Review - Issue 55

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)


98
St-Feuillien FIVE
Brasserie St-Feuillien

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98
Hazy Sabro IPA
pFriem Family Brewers

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97
Vanilla Chai Bourbon Stout
pFriem Family Brewers

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Exceptional (95 to 91)


95
Samuel Adams Wicked Easy
The Boston Beer Co.

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95
Llama Mama Milk Stout
Darwin Brewing Co.

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95
Seedstock Baltic Porter
Seedstock Brewery

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95
Mango Margarita Gose
Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.

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95
Jam Up The Mash
Collective Arts Brewing

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94
Planet Juice
Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.

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94
Radeberger Zwickelbier
Radeberger

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94
Yurei
Arches Brewing

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94
Beach Cruiser IPA
Garage Brewing Co.

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94
Good Monster
Collective Arts Brewing

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93
Boat Ramp Champ
Cape May Brewing Co.

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93
Russian Rhapsody
Church Street Brewing Co.

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93
Chuck's Porter
Church Street Brewing Co.

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93
Peanut Butter Cup Cassowary
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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92
English Pale Mild Ale
Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.

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92
Heavenly Helles
Church Street Brewing Co.

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92
Diablo Colorado
Bruz Beers

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92
XXOLO Aureo Cerveza
Garage Brewing Co.

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92
Bretta III
pFriem Family Brewers

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91

TROOPER Fear of the Dark
Robinsons Brewery

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91
Old Reynard
Social Fox Brewing

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Very Good (90 to 86)


90
Li'l Luci
Church Street Brewing Co.

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90
Bourbon Cru
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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90
No Worries
Belching Beaver Brewery

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90
Biere de Mars
Bruz Beers

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89
Sour Me Unicorn Farts
DuClaw Brewing Co.

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89
Lake Haze #15
Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.

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88
Hopkeeper
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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87
Wooden Helix Triple IPA
Wild Leap Brew Co.

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87
Magisterium Maibock
Church Street Brewing Co.

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87
Summertime Seedless
DuClaw Brewing Co.

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87
Reel Hazy
Crystal Lake Brewing

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86
Gold Belt Golden Ale
Social Fox Brewing

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86
Strawberry Boom Juicy IPA
Garage Brewing Co.

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Average (85 to 75)


80
Grainwave
CERIA Brewing Co.

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80
Cookie Season Stout - Samoa
Wild Leap Brew Co.

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79
Indiewave
CERIA Brewing Co.

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78
Tall Dark & Smokey
Pontoon Brewing

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