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

Hobbit Juice

Hobbit Juice Beer'd Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

A beer with the name of Hobbit Juice (a Double IPA by Beer'd Brewing Co.) is sure to have a tale or two told of it. In this case, it’s a well-crafted, hop-forward beer clearly showcasing Nelson hops.

The aroma opens with light grapefruit, lemon, and Muscat grapes. Light honey malt helps... Read More

Judges Rating:
80
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This Partner Ships Series beer, Olde Ale, which is a collaboration between Heavy Seas and Union Craft Brewing is being evaluated as an old ale (2015 BJCP Category 17B) despite the addition of brown sugar. In this beer, patience is truly a required skill.

This murky, deep brown beer with... Read More

413 Farmhouse Ale

413-Farmhouse-Ale-by-Big-Elm-Brewing
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

413 Farmhouse Ale by Big Elm Brewing is being evaluated as a Biere de Garde (2015 BJCP Category 24C) due to the malt-forward backbone coupled with a restrained Belgian character. 

This farmhouse ale is quite a bit different than your typical, grippingly dry saison that many may call a... Read More

Gerry Dog Stout

Gerry Dog Stout by Big Elm Brewing
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Gerry Dog Stout by Big Elm Brewing is being evaluated as an Oatmeal Stout (2015 BJCP Category 16B) due to its self-proclaimed style.

True to being a stout, you’ll be bombarded by baker’s chocolate, earthy coffee and bread. A moderate nuttiness akin to walnuts follows as does a lower level... Read More

Electric Peel

Magic Hat Electric Peel IPA Beer
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Magic Hat’s Electric Peel will definitely give you a jolt of powerful, fresh grapefruit. It pours a hazy, light amber color that supports a small, antique white head of foam. The freshly squeezed grapefruit note in the aroma, while initially overpowering, eventually steps aside to reveal... Read More

Awe Juice!!!

Awe Juice!!!, Gate City Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
83
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Awe Juice!!! by Gate City Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA of the variant New England IPA (2015 BJCP Category 21B). It pours with a moderate stand of persistent, ivory foam which stands on top of a solid amber beer and appears darker due to the high level of haziness. 

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