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Michael McGuire

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Beer Judge

Mike started homebrewing in 1983 in Baton Rouge, LA.  He subsequently continued brewing when life took him to Grayslake, IL, Lancaster, PA, Vienna, VA, and Raleigh, NC.  He was a founding member of the Lancaster County Brewers homebrew club, and later a member of the Brewers United for Real Potables (BURP), Wort Hogs, and Cary, Apex, & Raleigh Brewers of Yore (CARBOY) clubs.

He took the BJCP exam in 2000, became certified in 2002, and achieved National rank in 2005.  In addition to judging in many regional and national AHA-sponsored competitions since 2000, he has judged in several state-specific competitions for professional breweries (e.g., the Virginia Craft Beer Cup and the Maryland Governor’s Cup).

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My reviews

Rainbow Smiggles

Rainbow Smiggles

Georgia
United States
Rainbow Smiggles, Pontoon Brewing
Description 

Berliner Weisse brewed with rainbow candy, fruit cereal, pineapples, and strawberries.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
7.0%
Served at: 
42 - 46º F

 

 


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Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Rainbow Smiggles by Pontoon Brewing is a mixed-style beer and was judged as such (BJCP sub-style 34B). Berliner weisse is the base style, with rainbow candy, fruit cereal, pineapples and strawberries added. It poured a hazy light gold into the glass, forming a thin white head with little... Read More

Soul Style

Green Flash Beer Soul Style IPA
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer poured clear orange with a thick white head that held steady until late in the tasting. The aroma was hop-forward with floral notes backed by a solid malt base. The taste too featured both significant maltiness from base and caramel malts and plenty of floral hop notes. This medium-... Read More

Dubbel or Nothing

Dubbel or Nothing

Georgia
United States
Dubbel or Nothing, Social Fox Brewing
Description 

"Dubbel or Nothing" is an adage to living life in a big, bold, and expressive way. It is never too late to "shoot your shot", follow your dreams, or try something new. The BeeryGodmother believes that every beer has a story, and beer education is key to telling those stories, broadening exposure to new beer styles, and helping every consumer to find their "perfect fit".

Brewed with Maple syrup, Date Honey, and Homemade Amber Candi Sugar. Similar to a Belgian-Style Tripel, but lower in gravity and amber in color. Malty flavor of caramel, chocolate, and toast, with hints of banana and clove from the yeast. Additionally, the Date Honey and Maple Syrup add flavors of molasses and maple.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
7.0%
Served at: 
45º - 50º F

 

 


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Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Dubbel or Nothing by Social Fox Brewing is a Belgian Dubbel brewed with maple syrup, date honey, and amber candi sugar and was judged as an Alternative Sugar Beer (BJCP sub-style 31B).

It poured dark brown into the glass beneath a moderate dissipating white head. Its aroma led off with... Read More

Tybee Island Blonde

Tybee Island Blonde by Coastal Empire Beer Co.
Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Tybee Island Blonde by Coastal Empire Beer Co. is a kolsch-style beer and was judged as a Kolsch (BJCP sub-style 5B). It poured pale gold into the glass where it set up with a noticeable haze and a moderate head which dissipated more rapidly than it should have for this style. The aroma was mild... Read More

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