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

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

Stand By IPA

Stand By IPA, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Stand By IPA by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as a traditional West Coast style American IPA (2015 BJCP Category 21A). This IPA pours a light amber color with only a minimal amount of haze. It sits beneath a cream-colored, mousse-like head.

The hop-forward nose is fairly intense and... Read More

Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Honorary Girl Scout: Samo'nut Cookie by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (2015 BJCP Category 30A) with the additions of lactose, coconut and chocolate all in a porter base. Not surprisingly, it’s an inky black beer with clarity that can’t be determined. No... 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

8 Days A Week

8 Days a Week Beer'd Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

For being an American Pale Ale, 8 Days a Week by Beer'd Brewing Co has the aromatic punch of hops of an IPA in intensity and with flavors of papaya, lime zest, resin, and a subtle note of garlic. As it true of most APA’s, 8 Days A Week has a counterbalancing malt backbone of light caramel, grain... Read More

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

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