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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History

Member for
3 years 8 months

My reviews

Mail Truck

Mail Truck, Hanging Hills Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
83
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Mail Truck by Hanging Hills Brewing Co. is an American Pale Ale that will be judged as such under BJCP category 18B. This beer pours a deep yellow, approaching light golden color, with mild haze, a big fluffy white head that has short retention and lots of tiny bubbles. The aroma is hop-forward... Read More

Gathered #1

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Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Gathered #1 by Wunderkammer Bier is a sour ale with coltsfoot, bramble leaf, goldenrod, and chanterelle mushrooms, which puts it under BJCP 2015 category 28C Wild Specialty Beer due to its use of herbs/spices. I had to look up what most of these additions were and upon tasting this beer, I have... Read More

Judges Rating:
82
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Volume Fourteen Embroidered Bird Motif, 19th Century by Wunderkammer Bier is a sour ale with yarrow which puts it under BJCP 2015 category 28C Wild Specialty Beer due to its use of herbs/spices. The beer pours a deep golden color with an orange hue and some haze. There is an off-white head with... Read More

Kawi

Kawi, Currahee Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Kawi by Currahee Brewing Co. is a Coffee Milk Stout and will be judged as a Spice Herb & Vegetable Beer under BJCP 2015 category 30A due to the coffee, with a base style of sweet stout (16A). The inherent difficulty in this style is providing an additive that not only complements the base... Read More

Hills Pils

Hills Pils, Hanging Hills Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Hills Pils by Hanging Hills Brewing Co. is a pilsner that best fits under the BJCP category 5D German Pils. It pours a deep straw color approaching yellow, darkened by a slight level of haze, which is a bit more than one would expect for style, as well as a bright... Read More

Judges Rating:
85
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Volume Thirteen Memento Mori by Wunderkammer Bier is a sour ale with chaga and rose petals which puts it under BJCP 2015 category 28C Wild Specialty Beer due to its use of herbs/spices.

The beer pours a deep golden with orange honey and some haze, making a very honey-like look. It starts... Read More

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