Michael Bury

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Beer & Mead Judge

Mike Bury is an award winning homebrewer and meadmaker for over a decade, BJCP Grand Master II judge with mead certification, and former President of the Stoney Creek Homebrewers. As a chemist, he enjoys that complex chemistry that occurs in fermented beverages during both the production and consumption phases. Forever in the pursuit of great beer and mead, he doesn’t allow the trappings of particular styles to ruin his experience. While in his spare time, he enjoys landscaping, woodworking, and most home remodeling projects.

 

My reviews

Blanche de Chambly

Blanche de Chambly, Unibroue
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Blanche de Chambly by Unibroue is being evaluated as a Witbier (2015 BJCP Category 24A). It pours a light amber color with a good amount of haze appropriate for the style. An ivory head of fine bubbles is persistent and continually supported by ever-rising bubbles indicating high carbonation.... Read More

Éphémère Pomme

Éphémère Pomme, Unibroue
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Éphémère Pomme by Unibroue is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (2015 BJCP Category 29A). It pours a deep amber color with a dense, tall stand of beige foam that is fairly persistent.

The intense aroma reminds me of the caramel apples of the fall. There’s a bit of wheat and grain that... Read More

Don de Dieu

Don de Dieu, Unibroue
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Don de Dieu by Unibroue is being evaluated as a Belgian Tripel (2015 BJCP Category 26C). As per the guidelines, it features a deep golden color that borders on amber with high carbonation and an everlasting ivory head.

Don de Dieu presents a rich, complex aroma of doughy bread, banana,... Read More

Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Rating:
96
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Stranger Danger by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as an Experimental Beer (2015 BJCP Category 34C) with a base beer style of an imperial milk stout. It also contains peanut butter powder, vanilla, chocolate and is aged in a bourbon barrel.

It pours viscous and black with garnet... Read More

JOGR

JOGR, Reformation Brewery
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

JOGR by Reformation Brewery​ is being evaluated as an International Pale Lager (2015 BJCP Category 2A).  It pours a light amber color that is relatively clear except for the fine, suspended particulates that detract.  An ivory, moderately-tall head is mousse-like.

New world hops were... Read More

Sour Alani

Sour Alani, Reformation Brewery
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Sour Alani by Reformation Brewery​ is being evaluated as a Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer (2015 BJCP Category 28B) since it was kettle soured first before undergoing a fermentation with Saccharomyces.  It also features hibiscus and grapes with the latter giving the beer a deep mauve color with a... Read More

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