Start 14-Day Trial Subscription

*No credit card required

Nelson Crowle

Nelson Crowle's picture
BJCP National Beer/Mead/Cider Judge

Nelson has been judging and rating beers (over 20,000) for 30 years and is always interested in trying beers he hasn’t had before. A homebrewer for 40 years, Nelson has brewed all 154 sub-styles from the BJCP 2021 guidelines, along with historical and extinct beers, to learn more about the beer styles and the thought process of the brewers behind them.  He is active in judging, entering, and running beer competitions and is a BJCP National Judge as well as a BJCP Mead Judge and BJCP Cider Judge.

 

nelson-crowle-bjccertificate.jpg

My articles

How to Measure Sourness in Beer
We experience sourness in many ways. The puckering sourness of a lemon, that tart Greek yogurt, sour cream, sweet and sour chicken, hot and sour soup...

My reviews

Down with the Thickness

Down with the Thickness

Down with the Thickness, Pontoon Brewing
Description 

Get up, come on, get down with the thickness!
Down With the Thickness is the newest stout with hazelnut, chocolate, vanilla and lactose for a thick milk stout.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
9.0%
Served at: 
45º - 50º F

 

 


The rating and full judge's review for this product is available only to premium subscribers.

Login / Subscribe

Not yet a subscriber? Visit the store now.
Options start for only $9.95!


Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Down with the Thickness by Pontoon Brewing was evaluated as a BJCP 2015 30A Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer with the base style of 16A Sweet Stout and with added hazelnut, cacao nibs, vanilla and lactose.  

Pouring an opaque very deep brown, this beer is topped with a large dark tan head of... Read More

Ginger Big Eye

Ginger Big Eye Beer Ballast Point IPA
Judges Rating:
85
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer pours a brilliant, deep gold color with a large, cream-colored head of tiny bubbles that persists the whole time. The initial aroma is piney, with malt notes that are like toasty bread crusts. A mild ginger aroma and slight notes of garlic (probably a hop characteristic), along with... Read More

Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy, Garage Brewing Co.
Description 

One sip of this Hefeweizen and you'll be transformed back to your childhood at an amusement park eating cotton candy on a beautiful day!

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
5.5%
Served at: 
45º F
Malts: 
Rahr Two-Row, Rahr Wheat, Weyermann Acidulated
Hops: 
German Magnum, Mt. Hood

 

 


The rating and full judge's review for this product is available only to premium subscribers.

Login / Subscribe

Not yet a subscriber? Visit the store now.
Options start for only $9.95!


Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Cotton Candy by Garage Brewing Co. is a crossover of styles with the base beer evaluated as as a Weissbier, Style 10A per the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines. However, this beer was flavored with sugars and possibly fruit, so it ended up tasting more like a fruity pastry hefeweizen.  

The beer... Read More

Blah Blah Blah IPA

21st Amendment Beer Blah Blah Blah IPA
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer pours a slightly hazy deep gold with a large ivory head of fine bubbles. The head sticks around for a while, and leaves a bit of lacing on the sides of the glass. Initially, the aroma is tropical with notes of mango and strawberry, with a supporting malt backbone that is bready with a... Read More

Hatch Chile IPA

Hatch Chile IPA by Garage Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer was evaluated as BJCP 2015 style 30 (Spiced Beer - BJCP treats chili peppers as a spice, not a fruit), with the underlying style of 21A (American IPA). A large white head, sitting on top of an almost clear medium gold beer, has small bubbles that break down into some larger bubbles,... Read More

Community Witbier

Judges Rating:
82
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Community Witbier by Community Beer Co. is being evaluated as BJCP 2015 style 24A - Witbier. Pours a whitish cloudy deep straw with a large white head of tiny and small bubbles that fades to a quarter inch layer that is persistent. Medium bread dough and bread crusts greets the nose, with... Read More

Pages

Advertisement