Reviews

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Reviewed by: Josh Weikert
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Sun King Brewery's unique Caramel Apple Tripel (judged under BJCP category 29C, Specialty Fruit Beer) is a curious fusion of styles, methods, and ingredients that work surprisingly well together!

Reviewed by: Josh Weikert
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Cold Mountain Winter Ale (judged under BJCP category 30C, Winter Seasonal Beer) is a pleasant surprise for anyone who expects all "winter ales" to be hot and heavy.  Its subtle flavors are a nice change of pace, and it doesn't sacrifice a rich,... Read More

Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Holidation, from Garage Brewing Company, is being evaluated as a Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Peppermint Stout, from Garage Brewing Company, is being evaluated as a Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
75
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

Butta Cup is a Double Brown Ale with added flavors, judged as BJCP Category 34C, Experimental Beer.  This beer starts with a burst of chocolate and peanut butter-like aromas, which hint at sweetness. They smell almost like kids' cereal at first,... Read More

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Last Snow is a limited release porter with special flavorings, judged as BJCP Category 30C, Winter Seasonal Beer. 

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer was judged as a #33B (Specialty Wood-Aged Beer ). This can also be judged as an "Autumn Seasonal Beer ", but with the addition of it being aged in bourbon barrels I thought the latter was a better fit. The first scent of this beer had... Read More

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
81
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

This beer is a winter ale titled, "Jubelale" that falls under the category of BJCP #30A (Spice, Herb or Vegetable) category. The aroma of this beer had hints of coffee and malt sweetness only. The pour revealed a dark brown color along with a... Read More

Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
81
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
31 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Bullfrog Brewing, Le Roar, Oak Aged Framboise, was judged as a Fruit Lambic (with raspberries), category 23F.

Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
75
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
27 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Bullfrog Brewing, Le Roar, Oak Aged Aardbei, was judged as a Fruit Lambic (with strawberries), category 23F.

Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer is being judged against BJCP category 28A, Brett Beer. This version is 100% Brett aged beer aged with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis. The description for this category states: "Most often drier and fruitier than the base style suggests.

Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer is a Wild Specialty Beer fitting well into the BJCP category 28C. This category is for sour and/or funky version of a fruit, or spice beer, or a wild beer aged in wood. If wood-aged, the wood should not be the primary or dominant... Read More

Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer is a Vienna Lager, or category 7B in the 2015 BJCP style guidelines. 

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer falls under the BJCP category of #30B (Autumn Seasonal Beer). This is an American Pale Ale with "additions" making it is seasonal. It is listed as a Seasonal Style Pale Ale with apple juices and spices.

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer falls in the BJCP category of (25B) Saison. It could have also been placed as a (33A) Wood Aged Beer. This beer is described as an "oak aged saison brewed with Gewurztraminer grape juice from Colorado".

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