Dan Preston

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Beer Judge

Dan discovered craft beer his junior year of college and never looked back. After a few years of brewery tours and tastings, he finally dove into homebrewing in 2009 when a work colleague was giving up the hobby. Shortly after, he joined one of the oldest club’s in the nation (Boston Wort Processors) and quickly got into judging beer and was a National-ranked BJCP judge by 2013. As an officer of the Worts since 2011, Dan has assisted in organizing several AHA/BJCP competitions as well as trying to promote beer education and experimentation. While he appreciates and makes all beer styles, Dan’s favorites are of the hoppy or sour variety, and has even had great luck combining the two.

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My reviews

Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
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. The haze is moderate and OK for the style, which typically comes... Read More

Rollin' Deeper

Rollin' Deeper, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Judges Rating:
80
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

 Rollin Deeper by Wild Leap Brew Co. is an Imperial Stout (BJCP category 20C), however due to the addition of vanilla & cinnamon it shifts to Spice, Herb & Vegetable Beer (BJCP Category 30A).

This beer pours a pitch black color that seems clear along the edges. It has a deep tan... Read More

Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
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 clear and can be seen through. The aroma is very rich... Read More

Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Cali Creamin' Creamsicle by Mother Earth Brew Co. is a Cream Ale (BJCP category 1C), but due to vanilla and orange flavorings it falls into Spice, Herb & Vegetable Beer (BJCP category 30A). However, these flavorings truly transform the beer into something else so Experimental Beer (BJCP... Read More

Innuendo

Innuendo, Baxter Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
85
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Innuendo by Baxter Brewing Co. calls itself a White Russian Style Stout and due to the additions of cocoa, lactose and cold-brew coffee it will be judged under BJCP 2015 category 30A as Spice, Herb & Vegetable. This beer pours a confusing light amber color with deep orange hues, a low light... Read More

Hop Diggity

Hop Diggity, Mother Earth Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Hop Diggity by Mother Earth Brew Co. is a double IPA and thus falls into BJCP category 22A. This beer pours a yellow color that is approaching golden. Impeccable clarity for an IPA (I can see my fingerprints on the other side of the glass), with a fluffy off-white head... Read More

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