Reviews

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

Gingerbread Stout by Hardywood is being evaluated as a Winter Seasonal Beer (Category 30C) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Reviewed by: James Link
Judges Rating:
97
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Reviewed after pour from a 750 ML corked bottle into a 12 ounce snifter using guidelines established by the Beer Judge Certification Program in 2015 under style #23B Flanders Red Ale.

Reviewed by: James Link
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

King Porter Stomp was poured from a 12 ounce can into a pint glass and subsequently reviewed under the guidelines of the Beer Judge Certification Program as a 9C Baltic Porter.

Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Fat Tire Belgian White is a good example of the Belgian Wit (Cat 24A in the 2015 BJCP Guidelines). A Wit is a perfect Summer ale if you are looking for a refreshing light yet flavorful brew that is not a hop bomb.  Unfortunately, this example has... Read More

Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

New Belgium Sour Saison is being evaluated as Mixed Fermentation Sour using a Saison base beer (Cat 28B in the 2015 BJCP Guidelines).

Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Double Bass Chipotle Chocolate Stout by Starr Hill Brewery is being evaluated as a Spice Herb or Vegetable (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Double Bass Mocha Double Chocolate Stout by Starr Hill Brewery is being evaluated as a Spice Herb or Vegetable (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Double Bass Peppermint Chocolate Stout by Starr Hill Brewery is being evaluated as a Spice Herb or Vegetable (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

With the style described as 'Premium German Lager', the closest BJCP2015 style sounds like German Helles Exportbier (style 5C), so evaluated it as such (and after evaluating, this still seems like the closest style).

Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer was evaluated as a Kölsch (BJCP Style 5B). Pours a very slight hazy light yellowish gold with a large poofy white head of small bubbles that slowly fades to a quarter-inch disk of foam.

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer was judged as a Fruit Lambic (23F). The typical “barnyard” aromas of horse blanket and earthiness are present, though the grape is not really noticeable in the nose. Some wheat grain, slightly bready, and a light acidic aroma are also... Read More

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
77
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

This beer was judged as a Wild Specialty Beer (28C). A mild citrus and a floral component intermix with a yeasty/bready (a hint of raw bread dough) aroma.

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer was judged as an American IPA (21A). This beer has a caramel malt, very light citrus, and mild tropical fruit in the aroma. There are also hints of alcohol aromas as well. It’s color is golden to pale copper, very clear with an off-... Read More

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer was judged as a Experimental Beer (34C). This beer has a German Pilsner base style with a hopping rate well beyond your typical pilsner. The aroma is grainy/bready, somewhat straw-like and complimented with a heavy noble hop aroma (... Read More

Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Evaluated as a Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (BJCP2015 30A) with the underlying style of British Brown Ale (BJCP2015 13B). Pours an almost clear deep brown with a moussy light tan head of tiny bubbles that is persistent and leaves light Belgian lace... Read More

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

DeuS Brut des Flanders is a Belgian Golden Strong Ale, BJCP Style 25C. This beer's aroma is a mixture of ethanol, lavender, fruity, peppery, and sweet.  It pours a very clear, golden color with effervescent carbonation.

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