Reviews

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Estate Kriek

Estate Kriek, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Estate Kriek by pFriem Family Brewers is a Kriek Lambic and is being evaluated as a Fruit Lambic (category 23F from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Lambics are known for their sourness and wild characters that are... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Maple Barrel Aged Barleywine by pFriem Family Brewers is a barrel-aged Barleywine and is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (category 33B from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Specialty Wood-Aged Beers... Read More

Bomb Cyclone

Bomb Cyclone, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Bomb Cyclone by Pontoon Brewing is a white IPA and is being evaluated as a specialty IPA: white IPA (category 21A in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). White IPAs are essentially a cross between an American IPA and a... Read More

pFriem Pale Ale

pFriem Pale Ale, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

pFriem Pale Ale by pFriem Family Brewers is an American pale ale and is being evaluated as an American pale ale (category 18B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). American pale ales are hop forward ales (but less so... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Small Stash Reserve - Horner Beer by Seedstock Brewery is a Horner bier and is being evaluated as a Historical Beer (category 27 in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).

The Mighty Banana

The Mighty Banana, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The Mighty Banana by Pontoon Brewing is a fruited and spiced Belgian Golden Strong Ale and is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (category 30A from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Spice, herb or... Read More

Lone Buffalo

Lone Buffalo, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Reviewed by: James Link
Judges Rating:
97
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Lone Buffalo by Wild Leap Brew Co. was reviewed as per the 2015 revised style guidelines established by the Beer Judge Certification Program under sub-category 33B Specialty Wood Aged Beer.

Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Features & Benefits IPA by Stone Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (Category 21B) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
9 / 20

Alpha Abstraction, Vol. VX by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as a Double IPA (Category 22A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

2021 New Year Cuvée

2021 New Year Cuvée, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

2021 New Year Cuvée by pFriem Family Brewers is being judged as a 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer, as a strong stout with toasted coconut and vanilla. In the glass, the beer is definitely a bit less black than anticipated, but that's just the... Read More

pFriem+Alesong

pFriem+Alesong, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

pFriem+Alesong by pFriem Family Brewers is being judged as a 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer, as it is an experimental beer modeled after the famed "old fashioned" cocktail – aged in Bourbon Barrels with aromatic bitters and citrus zest.

Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Rum-Barrel Aged Porter by pFriem Family Brewers is being judged as a 33B Specialty Wood-Aged beer, with an underlying style of Baltic porter. At any rate, in the glass, it's on the lighter side but still dark brown with a thin off-white head that... Read More

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
73
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
29 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
13 / 20

Barrel-Aged Brownie Batter Blend #2 Fat Elvis by Pontoon Brewing is a barrel aged Imperial Stout with banana (puree and dried), vanilla, cocoa nibs, and peanut butter made with boiled peanuts, powdered PB, muscovado sugar and marshmallow cream,... Read More

Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Gingerbread Murder Scene by Pontoon Brewing was judged as BJCP 2015 style 30A Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer with a base style 20C Imperial Stout.

Fruit Cup V3

Fruit Cup V3, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Fruit Cup V3 by Pontoon Brewing was judged as a 29A Fruit Beer with a base style of 23A Berliner Weisse. Berliner weisse beers are commonly served with sweet syrups (raspberry, woodruff or lemon).

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