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

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

Double Impressionist

Double Impressionist, Olde Mother Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Double Impressionist by Olde Mother Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Double IPA (2015 BJCP Category 22A). A vigorous pour provided a hazy, solid amber beer underneath a moderate stand of persistent ivory foam.

The nose is intensely overripe tropical fruit such as a mango, papaya and a... 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

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