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

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

Dark Subject Matter

Dark Subject Matter, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Rating:
81
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Dark Subject Matter by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as a traditional Imperial Stout (2015 BJCP Category 20C). Black as midnight, rich as motor oil are two of the best phrases for this luscious beer that sits beneath a persistent brown, finely textured head.

Intense bread and... Read More

Dogs & Boats

Dogs & Boats Beer'd Brewing  Co.
Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Dogs & Boats by Beer'd Brewing Co. was judged as  Double IPA according to BJCP 2015 guidelines. The beer opens with an explosion of guava, honeydew melon, resin and grapefruit that can be smelled half a table away. Malt is supplementary with notes of caramel and grain.

Highly... Read More

Bronx Rye Ale

Bronx Rye Ale Beer
Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Immediately an intense herbal, spicy, grassy aroma assaults your senses with subtle rye undertones. A clean fermentation evinces no fruit production nor phenols. This beer pours a deep amber color with a tall, lingering, ivory head that never truly dissipates. However, the high level of haze... Read More

Sum'r Ale

Sum'r Ale by Uinta Brewing
Judges Rating:
85
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Sum’r Ale by Uinta Brewing Company is being evaluated as a Blond Ale (Category 18A in the 2015 BJCP Guidelines).

Sum’r Ale pours with a golden color that is amplified by its nearly brilliant clarity. The persistent ivory head lasts through three-quarters of the pint and is a direct result... Read More

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

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