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

Dr. Robot

Dr. Robot, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Rating:
77
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

Dr. Robot by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (2015 BJCP Category 28C) although the nature of the fermentation and exactly which “bugs” were used is not known. If this information was present, the beer could be placed in another category -- especially with the... Read More

RIèzes

Newport Storm Riezes Beer
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Newport Storm's RIèzes pours a deep amber with orange highlights accompanied by a small, fleeting, ivory head. Almost imperceptible legs hint at the strength that this brew contains. A delightfully complex aroma begins with moderate pink peppercorns and lemongrass before giving way to stronger... Read More

The Crisp

The Crisp Sixpoint Beer Pilsner
Judges Rating:
80
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This cleanly-lagered beer has upfront herbal, peppery hops with notes of bell pepper along with a very faint grainy malt aroma. Pretty to look at, the golden beer sits underneath a stand of white bubbles that’s fairly persistent but isn’t as clear as the best examples of the style. 

The... Read More

Drafty Kilt

Drafty Kilt, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Drafty Kilt by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as a Wee Heavy (2015 BJCP Category 17C).

All malt, all the time is what you should expect from a Wee Heavy and true to its name, Drafty Kilt delivers. Sniff as hard as you’d like, you won’t pick up any hops in the aroma nor esters... Read More

Bronx Belgian Pale Ale

Bronx Brewery belgian pale ale beer
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

To properly pull off a Belgian Pale Ale – a combination of hops-, malt-, and fermentation-derived flavors – the brewer needs to blend a combination of knowledge, skill, and artistry. Bronx Brewery’s Belgian Pale Ale does this remarkably well. The aroma of hay, grain, light honey, lemon, thyme,... Read More

Currant Events

Currant Events, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Currant Events by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (2015 BJCP Category 28C). It pours deep red that stops short of being burgundy with a vivid pink head that’s persistent for minutes and not seconds. Like many sours, this one has a bit of haze as well.

A... Read More

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