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Official Review (Issue 58)

The latest beer and cider reviews by The Beer Connoisseur's panel of judges.

Official Review - Issue 58

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.


Exceptional (95 to 91)


94
Jameson Barrel Aged Purple Monkey Dishwasher
Evil Genius Beer Co.

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93
Righteous Red Ale
Church Street Brewing Co.

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93
pFriem Coconut Stout
pFriem Family Brewers

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93
Blood Orange Hefeweizen
Garage Brewing Co.

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93
There's No Crying In Baseball
Evil Genius Beer Co.

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93
La Baie Sauvage
pFriem Family Brewers

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93
Redux: On Vanilla Clouds - Marshmallow Milk Stout
Garage Brewing Co.

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92
Tastes Like Beer
Low Road Brewing

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92
Low Road Brown Ale
Low Road Brewing

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92
Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Barleywine
pFriem Family Brewers

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91
Buffalo Trace Barrel Aged Stout
Wild Leap Brew Co.

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91
Radapils
Väsen Brewing Co.

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Very Good (90 to 86)


90
Redux: Fortified Imperial Amber Ale 2021
Garage Brewing Co.

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89
Triple Sunshine
Lawson's Finest Liquids

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89
Rustic Ridge IPA
Highland Brewing Co.

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89
Passion of the Kolsch
Church Street Brewing Co.

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89
Väsen Hefeweizen
Väsen Brewing Co.

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89
Pineapple Hefeweizen
Garage Brewing Co.

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89
Grassy Place Hazy IPA
Badger State Brewing Co.

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88
Drip au Lait Raspberry
Urban South Brewery

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87
Combustible Lemon Milk Shake IPA
Garage Brewing Co.

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87
Pumpkin Spice Donut
Wild Leap Brew Co.

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86
Cucumber Berliner Weisse
Garage Brewing Co.

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86
Pumpkin Brown Ale
Low Road Brewing

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Average (85 to 75)


85
Pop
Urban South Brewery

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85
Paradise Park 100
Urban South Brewery

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85
Redux: Big Rig Belgian-Style Tripel 2021
Garage Brewing Co.

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83
Who Dat
Urban South Brewery

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83
Tiki Tom Series: Beermosa
Badger State Brewing Co.

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75
Drip au Lait Orange Almond
Urban South Brewery

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