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

#9

Magic Hat #9 Beer
#9
Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Fruit beers can be a difficult nut to crack. There needs to be a harmonious balance between the fruit addition and the base beer, which also needs to be deftly crafted. Magic Hat #9, a summer favorite, opens with an intense apricot nose with subtle, grainy caramel malt notes and a delicate pear... Read More

Death By Coconut

Death by coconut oskar blues beer
Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Medium-high coconut aromas deftly mingle with dark chocolate and earthy coffee. Very light flowery hops and a bready caramel malt backbone round out the clean aroma. It’s all about the roast and coconut in this beer.

Gorgeous in any light, Death by Coconut pours an inky black with a tall... Read More

Resin

Sixpoint Beer Resin Double IPA
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

An intense, freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice aroma with lemon and resin is the first thing that will greet your nose followed by moderate, honey-like grainy malt. Hidden underneath are light berry esters similar to strawberries.  Resin is a fairly beautiful beer with an orange-amber color and... Read More

Shiner Wicked Ram IPA

Shiner Wicked Ram IPA Beer
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

In the overcrowded IPA realm, a beer needs to have something special to get noticed. For Shiner’s new addition to its portfolio, Wicked Ram IPA, this manifests itself in being more English than American with a maltier backbone alongside herbal and floral hops.

A moderate, herbal, fresh-... Read More

KBS

Founders Brewing KBS beer
KBS
Judges Rating:
96
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

An intense, rich aroma greets you upon first sniff. Notes of dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, oak, coconut, toast and even hints of caramel and cherry come out to say hello. While wickedly complex, the aroma is balanced throughout even as the beer warms, which is an impressive feat to... Read More

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