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Nelson Crowle

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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.

 

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My reviews

Island Vibes

Island Vibes, Coronado Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Island Vibes by Coronado Brewing Co. is described as a Passion Fruit Sour, so I evaluated it as BJCP 2015 style 28C (Wild Specialty Beer), but also could be classified as a (non-BJCP) Florida Weisse. The beer pours a slightly hazy light straw color with a small head of tiny white bubbles that... Read More

pFriem Mexican-Style Lager

pFriem Mexican-Style Lager

Oregon
United States
Mexican-Style Lager, pFriem Family Brewers
Description 

pFriem’s Mexican Lager will transport you to a Mexican beach. Buy extra limes, because after the first one, you’re going to want another, and another…

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
4.4%
IBUs: 
17
Served at: 
40 - 45º F
Malts: 
Gambrinus Pilsner, Flaked Maize, Carafoam, Acidulated
Hops: 
Perle, Czech Saaz, Tettnang

 

 


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Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

pFriem Mexican-Style Lager by pFriem Family Brewers was evaluated as BJCP2015 2A International Pale Lager. Pours a beautiful, brilliantly clear, light yellowish straw color with a large white head of tiny bubbles that is persistent. Aroma is moderately grainy with a slight perfumy floral note.... Read More

Upslope Pumpkin Ale

Upslope Beer Pumpkin Ale
Judges Rating:
85
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

A beautiful, brilliantly clear amber with a medium-sized head of tiny beige bubbles leaving a little Belgian lacing as the beer goes down. Aroma is more pumpkin pie spice than pumpkin, but some actual pumpkin notes seem to be there too. Spicy aroma notes of allspice, light cinnamon, a bit of... Read More

Tremor California Citrus Wheat

Tremor California Citrus Wheat

California
United States
Tremor California Citrus Wheat, Seismic Brewing Co.
Description 

THE California Citrus Wheat Beer:
We are delighted to share our vibrant, effervescent beer, made with whole organic California lemons, west coast hops, and 100% local organic golden wheat and barley.
Water, organic Admiral Maiden Voyage malted barley, organic Admiral Yolo Gold malted wheat, organic Admiral Chit malted barley, organic Eureka! hops, organic whole California lemon puree.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
5.0%
IBUs: 
15
Served at: 
45º F
Malts: 
Organic Admiral Maltings Maiden Voyage malted barley, organic Admiral Yolo Gold malted wheat, organic Admiral chit malted barley
Hops: 
Organic Eureka

 

 


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Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Tremor California Citrus Wheat by Seismic Brewing Co. was evaluated as a BJCP 2021 Category, 29A Fruit Beer with the underlying style of Category 1D American Wheat Beer.

The beer pours with a large white head of tiny bubbles, which is persistent. There is a slight haziness (common for... Read More

Chipotle Ale

Rogue beer Chipotle Ale
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Lots of toasty bread crusts, a light smoky character and a bunch of nuttiness presents itself in the aroma. Almost brilliantly clear and a beautiful deep amber with a nice large beige head that is persistent and leaves some lace. More black pepper and spicy notes in the aroma. The taste echoes... Read More

Pistolero Porter

Pistolero Porter by Payette Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
85
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Pours an almost clear deep mahogany brown and a large tan head of tiny bubbles - very visually appealing. The head hangs around for a while leaving a bit of Belgian lace. All kinds of things going on in the aroma here - it's bready, a bit grainy, there are black raisins and toffee with some... Read More

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