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

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

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

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