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

Whiskey Hour

Whiskey Hour, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Whiskey Hour by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (2015 BJCP Category 29A). Lemon and lime were added to an imperial Berliner weisse base beer that was additionally aged in a whiskey barrel. It’s a deep amber beer with subtle haze. Despite the high carbonation, no head ever... Read More

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

Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 12 by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as a New England IPA (2015 BJCP Category 21B). It pours hazy with an amber color, which sits beneath an ivory, persistent, finely textured head. Moderately intense tropical and stone fruit hop aromas entice: apricot, ripe papaya... Read More

Cookies & Cream Stout

Cookies & Cream Stout, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Cookies & Cream Stout by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (2015 BJCP Category 30A) with additions of cocoa, vanilla and lactose on a sweet stout base. True to its style, this beer is inky black with a small, tight, dark brown head that lingers around... Read More

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

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