Lyn Howard

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Beer, Cider and Mead Judge

In 1992 while vacationing in Maine, Lyn found a pamphlet about making beer and, not believing that it could be as easy as combining four ingredients, she promptly started homebrewing. Participation in the Hudson Valley Homebrewers and their competitions introduced her to cider and mead and also led to her becoming a National ranked BJCP judge by 2000.

A member of Brew Free or Die, Lyn works constantly to improve her brewing and judging skills and she has mentored several new judges through to certification. She enjoys the combination of science and creativity that brewing offers and has won awards for her beers, meads and ciders. Lyn recently earned her Mead Judge designation.

 

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History

Member for
1 year 9 months

My reviews

Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

St-Feuillien Blonde Ale was evaluated as a BJCP category 25A, Belgian Blond Ale.  The aroma is full of grainy, sweet pils malt notes that blend with the mild clove accented spicy hops, and include a touch of green apple fruitiness. The secondary aromas include lemony, perfume-like floral notes... Read More

Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Starr Hill Brewery’s Warm Up Winter Ale was evaluated as a 2015 BJCP Category 30C, Winter Seasonal Beer. Typically these beers are of stronger, darker or spicy rich beverages that provide a warming sensation on a cold winter day or night. This beer does not disappoint.

The aroma of this... Read More

Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Lord Hobo’s Boom Sauce is a New England Style IPA, which falls under the BJCP American IPA style 21A.

New England IPA’s do not have an official standard, however the key components that people look for include a fruity, juicy hop forward aroma and flavor, less emphasis on the malt... Read More

Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Star Hill Brewery’s Double Bass Double Chocolate Stout was evaluated as a 2015 BJCP Category 30A, a Spice Beer.

This beer has a strong roast, coffee-like, bittersweet chocolate aroma with hints of raisins, dried dates, burnt toffee and vanilla in the background and no discernable hop... Read More

Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Veltins Pilsener was evaluated as a BJCP category 5D, German Pilsner. The aroma features a moderate level of pils malt and floral, peppery hops, with a background of breadcrumbs and crackers, and a touch of green apple. No DMS, cooked corn, or diacetyl are present, providing for an inviting... Read More

Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Starr Hill Brewery’s Warehouse Pils is a German Pilsner and it was evaluated as a 2015 BJCP Category 5D - German Pilsner. The aroma of this pilsner is quite fragrant with a black pepper spiciness laid on top a light floral bouquet. There is a clean, malt behind the hops that provides balance.... Read More

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