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Lloyd's Light

Lloyd's Light, Arches Brewing
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Lloyd's Light by Arches Brewing has been evaluated as an American Light Lager (2015 BJCP Category 1A).

Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Brewers' Pale Ale Galaxy Hop Blend by Anchor Brewing Co. is being judged as an American Pale Ale, BJCP category 18B. The beer opens with a moderately high level of a rather nondescript citrus aromatic followed by some fresh pine, accompanied by a... Read More

Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Samuel Adams New England IPA by The Boston Beer Co. is being judged as BJCP category 21B, Specialty IPA: New England IPA. Moderately high levels of orange and lemon citrus gives the impression that you are about to experience some acidic tartness... Read More

Bohemian Riot

Bohemian Riot, Arches Brewing
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Bohemian Riot by Arches Brewing has been evaluated as a Czech Premium Pale Lager (2015 BJCP Category 3B) known better to most beer drinkers as a Bohemian or Czech Pilsner.

Reviewed by: Rodney A. Tillinghast
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

De Proef Triple Honey Kriek by De Proef Brouwerij is loosely categorized as a Fruit Lambic (23F). This dark copper brew drew a faint head, which fell quickly but with persistent lacing throughout the sampling session. 

Reviewed by: Rodney A. Tillinghast
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

E.Z. Orchards Semi-Dry Cidre by E.Z. Orchards was judged as a French Cider (2015 Cider Style C1C) and poured a robust golden color, brilliantly clear with a sturdy effervescence. 

Reviewed by: Rodney A. Tillinghast
Judges Rating:
78
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Robinsons TROOPER Light Brigade by Robinsons Brewery was judged as a British Golden Ale (Style 12A). This beer features robust golden color, extremely clear in the glass, with a small head that fell quickly but not excessively lacking for lace... Read More

Terrible

Terrible, Unibroue
Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
9 / 20

Terrible by Unibroue is being judged as BJCP category26E, Belgian Dark Strong Ale. The beer is presented in a tulip glass after a big full and splashy pour, at 44°F.

La Fin du Monde

La Fin du Monde, Unibroue
Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

La Fin Du Monde by Unibroue is being judged as BJCP category 26C, Belgian Tripel. The beer is presented in a tulip glass at 48°F, showing a light amber color around 7 SRM, a distinct thick haze, and a lovely creamy foam stand that lasts minutes... Read More

E.Z. Orchards Cidre

E.Z. Orchards Cidre, E.Z. Orchards
Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

E.Z. Orchards Cidre by E.Z. Orchards falls under the 2015 BJCP Guidelines as C1A ( New World Cider ). Upon opening the bottle it revealed a nice, soft, subtle apple aroma's in the nose. It was nothing overpowering, but again subtle as expected of... Read More

Vacanza

Vacanza Wild Leap Brew Co.
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Vacanza by Wild Leap Brew Co. was described as a “Tangerine Hibiscus Gose” and was judged as a Fruit and Spice Beer (BJCP sub-style 29B). In the glass it formed a thin white head atop a somewhat hazy reddish-orange brew.

Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 8 by Wild Leap Brew Co. was described as a “Double IPA” and was judged as one (BJCP sub-style 22A). In the glass it formed a medium white head atop a light orange beer with only a slight chill haze.

Roselle

Roselle, Fair State Brewing Cooperative
Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Roselle by Fair State Brewing Cooperative is described as a Hibiscus Sour and was judged as a BJCP 2015 28C Wild Specialty Beer, but also sounds similar to X4 Catharina Sour (or a Florida Weisse). The beer pours a very bright ruby red, slightly... Read More

Mirror Universe

Mirror Universe, Fair State Brewing Cooperative
Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Mirror Universe by Fair State Brewing Cooperative was judged as a BJCP 2015 21B Specialty IPA (New England IPA). Pours with a big poofy beige head of tiny bubbles that is persistent, hanging around at two fingers for several minutes. A very... Read More

Table Of Contents

Table Of Contents, Monday Night Brewing
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Table Of Contents by Monday Night Brewing is an interesting concept, being a small Brett beer that is actually fermented in red wine barrels, not just aged. However, the promise of the concept does not seem fully realized.

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Sour Continuum with Pink Guava by Six Bridges Brewing is a Berliner Weisse with pink guava, judged as BJCP Category 29A, Fruit Beer. This beer is a milky orange color and very cloudy. It has a tall fluffy head that dissipates quickly, but rouses... Read More

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