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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My reviews

Warehouse Pils

Warehouse Pils By Starr Hill Brewery
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

Boom Sauce

Boom Sauce by Lord Hobo Brewing Co.
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

Glorious

Glorious by Lord Hobo Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Lord Hobo’s Glorious is a 'New England Style' American Pale Ale, BJCP style 18B, that bursts from the can full of white grapefruit, pineapple, and a dank, woodsy, but pleasantly piney hop aroma. This juicy aromatic presentation is mostly hops with a mild grainy, malt character in the rear.  It... Read More

White Caps

White Caps by Cape May Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Cape May Brewing Company’s White Caps Double IPA was judged against the BJCP category 22A (Double IPA).  This fresh, fruit forward Double IPA bursts with melon, mango and resin-like, piney hop aromas and flavors, on a clean, slightly sweet malt base. It is light straw colored, mildly hazy, very... Read More

Veltins Pilsner

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

Grevensteiner

Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

C. & A. Veltins Grevensteiner Original is a throwback to the brewery's origins and it was evaluated as a BJCP category 7E, Amber Kellerbier. The aroma of this beer is a rich with nutty, toasty, sweet malt notes up front and a very low level of grassy, hay-like hop accent in the rear. It... Read More

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