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 III 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

Dire Wolf

Dire Wolf, Olde Mother Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Direwolf by Olde Mother Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Double IPA (2015 BJCP Category 22A). It pours with a beautiful burnished golden color with only a slight haze beneath a voluminous, moussy ivory head.

The aroma is hop forward with dominating grapefruit, lemon and resin alongside... Read More

Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Sangiovese Barrel Aged Alani by Reformation Brewery is being evaluated as Wild Specialty Beer (2015 BJCP Category 28C).  The beer features Italian plums, tart cherries, Lactobacillus, and barrel aging in a Sangiovese barrel.

It pours hazy with a solid amber color with hues of pink.  A... Read More

Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Sémillon Barrel Aged Alani by Reformation Brewery is being evaluated as Wild Specialty Beer (2015 BJCP Category 28C).  The beer features Niagara grapes, Lactobacillus, and barrel aging in a Sémillon barrel.

It pours hazy with a peach color with hues of pink.  A small, ivory head forms but... Read More

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

Fermata

Fermata, Olde Mother Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Fermata by Olde Mother Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer (2015 BJCP Category 28B). Typical for many sours, this beer poured with a small, fleeting white head above a somewhat clear, golden liquid.

The complex aroma features dried apricots, leather, hints of... 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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