Graham L. Barron

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Beer Judge

Graham is a National-ranked BJCP judge living in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. He has been homebrewing beer for almost 20 years since it became legal in Georgia. His favorite styles to brew (and drink) are IPA’s, Double IPA’s, and malty lagers like Oktoberfest/Marzen, and Maibock. He recently embarked on a series of sour beers that will hopefully mature favorably over the next few years.

Aside from beer and brewing, Graham’s other hobbies include coaching youth baseball, fishing, and cooking. When not doing those things, he works as an attorney. 

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History

Member for
2 years 10 months

My reviews

Summer Saison

blackberry farms summer saison
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

When most drinkers think of a saison, they probably imagine a beer that is spicy and phenolic more often than not. However, this beer is more of a tropical take on the style. A vigorous pour yields a frothy white head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving behind a slightly hazy beer with an... Read More

Freak of Nature

Freak of Nature Double IPA Wicked Weed Beer
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Unleashing this hop nectar from the bottle reveals a golden amber beer with great clarity and a large, fluffy, off-white head that hangs around until the last drop.  The aroma leaves no doubt this is a double IPA; pine, burning rubber, lemon peel, and grapefruit dominate the nose with a hint of... Read More

Spring Saison

blackberry farms spring saison
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This Saison is brewed with flavors and spices frequently associated with Belgian witbiers such as orange peel, coriander and grains of paradise. This example pours a nearly crystal clear and straw yellow color with a persistent, frothy, bright white head indicative of the higher carbonation that... Read More

Art Car IPA

Art Car IPA Saint Arnold Beer
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Opening up an artfully designed can reveals a golden-amber, perfectly clear beer with a frothy, off-white head that hangs around until the last sip. The aroma is all hops: strong pine, resin, and grapefruit. As it warms up, a hint of caramel appears along with a metallic note. Flavor follows... Read More

Sweet Tooth

Tallgrass Beer Sweet Tooth
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This Belgian-style ale brewed with salted caramel and brown sugar pours into the glass a glowing red color with excellent clarity and a small, wispy, tan head with little retention. Belgian yeast character dominates the complex aroma. Fruit esters of fresh cut apples, pears, and cherries mix ... Read More

Classic Saison

Blackberry Farm Brewery Classic Saison Beer
Judges Rating:
96
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Following a loud pop of the cork, this beer quickly forms a massive, rocky, foamy white head that fills up half the glass, indicating a higher level of carbonation that's appropriate for this style. The liquid underneath glows an appealing, bright yellow with very good clarity. The aroma is... Read More

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