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

Banded Oak Porter

Banded Oak Porter, Banded Oak Brewing
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Banded Oak Porter by Banded Oak Brewing is being evaluated as a American Porter (2015 BJCP Category 20A). It poured a luscious, dark brown color with deep garnet highlights underneath a persistent, tan head.

The roast-forward nose features strong earthy coffee and bittersweet chocolate... Read More

Awe Junior

Awe Junior, Gate City Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
75
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

Awe Junior by Gate City Brewing Co. is being evaluated as an American Pale Ale (2015 BJCP Category 18B); however, it’s more of a New England Pale Ale but falls short of being a full NE IPA. It pours a golden color with a tall, cream-colored head that sits on top of a murky beer.

Like many... Read More

Fu Manbrew

Fu Manbrew, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Fu ManBrew by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as a Witbier (2015 BJCP Category 24A) with the subtle twist of the added ginger in addition to the typical citrus peel and/or coriander.

Prominent ginger alongside floral hops will greet your nose in the beginning.  As the beer begins... Read More

Banded Oak Märzen

Banded Oak Märzen, Banded Oak Brewing
Judges Rating:
81
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Banded Oak Märzen by Banded Oak Brewing​ is being evaluated as a traditional Oktoberfest/Märzen (2015 BJCP Category 6A). This marzen looks the part being amber in color with near brilliant clarity but with a scant, fleeting, ivory head.

The aroma is a mixture of both malt and hops which... Read More

Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Rating:
81
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Slam Dunk by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as a New England IPA (2015 BJCP Category 21B) but with the additional twist that it features an addition of lactose. Despite being in this category however, it pours with a burnished golden color and a near brilliant clarity that many lagers... Read More

Seedstock Weizenbock

Seedstock Weizenbock, Seedstock Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Weizenbock by Seedstock Brewery is being evaluated as a Weizenbock (2015 BJCP Category 10C). Upon pouring, it presents itself as a rich copper beer with near brilliant clarity that sits beneath a persistent, tan head comprised of small bubbles.

The nose is complex with bread crusts and ... Read More

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