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

8 Days A Week

8 Days a Week Beer'd Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

For being an American Pale Ale, 8 Days a Week by Beer'd Brewing Co has the aromatic punch of hops of an IPA in intensity and with flavors of papaya, lime zest, resin, and a subtle note of garlic. As it true of most APA’s, 8 Days A Week has a counterbalancing malt backbone of light caramel, grain... Read More

Banded Oak Porter

Banded Oak Porter, Banded Oak Brewing
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Banded Oak Porter by Banded Oak Brewing is being evaluated as a American Porter (2015 BJCP Category 20A). It poured a luscious, dark brown color with deep garnet highlights underneath a persistent, tan head.

The roast-forward nose features strong earthy coffee and bittersweet chocolate... Read More

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