Nelson Crowle

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Beer & Mead Judge

Nelson has been judging and rating beers (around 17,000) for 30 years and is always interested in trying beers he hasn’t had before. A homebrewer for 40 years, Nelson has brewed all 98 sub-styles from the BJCP 2008 guidelines (and 148 of 152 for BJCP 2015), 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

pFriem Japanese Lager

Japanese Lager, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

pFriem Japanese Lager by pFriem Family Brewers was evaluated as a BJCP2015 2A International Pale Lager, with the consideration that Japanese Lagers typically are made with rice to add alcohol and lighten the body. Pours a clear yellowish light straw with a huge poofy white head of tiny bubbles... Read More

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

Jammy Pale

Jammy Pale, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Judge's Review: 93 Rating - Jammy Pale by pFriem Family Brewers was evaluated as BJCP2015 18B American Pale Ale. Pours a slight hazy yellowish deep straw with a medium-large white head of tiny, small and medium bubbles that break down but leave Belgian lace and a small persistent head. The aroma... Read More

Mirror Universe

Mirror Universe, Fair State Brewing Cooperative
Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Mirror Universe by Fair State Brewing Cooperative was judged as a BJCP 2015 21B Specialty IPA (New England IPA). Pours with a big poofy beige head of tiny bubbles that is persistent, hanging around at two fingers for several minutes. A very inviting nose with lots of tropical fruit - guava,... Read More

Roselle

Roselle, Fair State Brewing Cooperative
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Roselle by Fair State Brewing Cooperative is described as a Hibiscus Sour and was judged as a BJCP 2015 28C Wild Specialty Beer, but also sounds similar to X4 Catharina Sour (or a Florida Weisse). The beer pours a very bright ruby red, slightly hazy, with a very small whitish head of tiny... Read More

Chuck's Porter

Chuck's Porter, Church Street Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Chuck's Porter by Church Street Brewing Co. was evaluated as a BJCP 2015 English Porter (substyle 13C). Pours a clear but opaque reddish deep mahogany brown, and required a hard pour to generate much of a head. Head is tan tiny bubbles and fades fairly quickly. Swirling the beer generates a nice... Read More

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