Reviews

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Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Samuel Adams 2019 Utopias by The Boston Beer Co. is a barrel-aged, very strong ale and is being evaluated as a Wood-Aged Beer (category 33A in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).

Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Silver & Steel Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout by Highland Brewing Co. is being judged as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (category 33B) with an Imperial Stout (category 20C) as its base beer per the 2015 BJCP Guildelines.

Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Thunderstruck Coffee Porter by Highland Brewing Co. is being judged as a Spice, Herb, Vegetable Beer (Category 30A) with an American Porter (Category 20A) base per the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Alpha Abstraction Vol. 9 by Wild Leap Brew Co. is a Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Category 22A in the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Practice What You Peach by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (2015 BJCP Category 28C) as a wood-fermented wild ale that features peaches and tangerines. 

Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Aldersbacher Kloster Dunkel by Aldersbacher Brewery​ is a Munich Dunkel and will be judged under BJCP 2015 category 8A as such. This beer pours a deep brown color with a creamy tan head that clings to the glass. It’s nearly opaque, but seems... Read More

Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Aldersbacher Kloster Weiss Dunkel by Aldersbacher Brewery​ is a Dunkels Weissbier and will be judged under BJCP 2015 category 10B as such. This beer pours a hazy mahogany with garnet highlights and a long-lasting, dense beige head.

ETA IPA

ETA IPA, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

ETA by Wild Leap Brew Co. is an American IPA and is being evaluated as a Category 21A in the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Gin Barrel Gose

Gin Barrel Gose, Garage Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Gin Barrel Gose by Garage Brewing Co.

Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Imperial Oatmeal Brown Ale by Garage Brewing Co.

pFriem Oude Kriek

pFriem Oude Kriek, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

pFriem Oude Kriek by pFriem Family Brewers was judged as a Fruit Lambic (with cherries - Kriek), BJCP Category 23F.

Barrel Aged Saison III

Barrel Aged Saison III, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Barrel Aged Saison III by pFriem Family Brewers was evaluated a Wood-Aged Beer, BJCP Category 33A.

pFriem Juicy IPA

pFriem Juicy IPA, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

pFriem Juicy IPA by pFriem Family Brewers was judged as BJCP category 21B,Specialty IPA, New England IPA.

pFriem Export Lager

pFriem Export Lager, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

pFriem Export Lager by pFriem Family Brewers was judged as a German Helles Exportbier, BJCP category 5C.

El Cuatro

El Cuatro, The Ale Apothecary
Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

El Cuatro by The Ale Apothecary is a wild ale aged in brandy and whiskey barrels, that puts it in the category 28C, Wild Specialty Beer. That category specifies it's for wild ales aged in wood or with fruit, herb, vegetable or spices added. This... Read More

Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Being a lager as well as having characteristics of an existing style (Gose) and fruit I am going to consider Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager by Stone Brewing Co. in the category 34B in the BJCP guidelines.

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