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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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Tremor California Light Lager

Tremor California Light Lager

California
United States
Tremor California Light Lager, Seismic Brewing Co.
Description 

Winner of the 2020 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal and the 2021 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal in the American Style Lager category!
Tremor California is THE California Light Lager. What is a California Light Lager? Tremor California is:
CALIFORNIA GROWN- we exclusively partner with California farmers who grow the finest local organic barley.
CALIFORNIA MALTED - We work with local craft maltings companies who produce the freshest, most flavorful malted barley.
CALIFORNIA BREWED - We are an American-owned, independent craft brewery located in Sonoma County California, committed to sustainable brewing practices.
THE CALIFORNIA LIGHT LAGER - We are proud to share our effervescent, refreshing and complex light lager made exclusively with organic west coast hops and 100% local organic barley.
Tremor California is a new project from the minds that brought you Seismic Brewing Company. Same team, same values, new project.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
4.2%
IBUs: 
15
Served at: 
40º F
Malts: 
Organic Admiral Maltings Pilsner Malt
Hops: 
Organic Eureka

 

 


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Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Tremor California Light Lager by Seismic Brewing Co. was evaluated as a BJCP 2021 Category, 1A: American Light Lager.

The beer pours a clear (not quite brilliant) light straw color with a large mousse-like persistent white head made up of tiny bubbles. A faint bready note and light floral... Read More

Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

It's hard to pour a glass of this beer -- a very big ivory-colored poofy head appears after pouring and a fairly big 'pffft' sound is heard when opened. The initial aromas are of freshly baked bread, earthy, a slight note of apricot, with wet hay and other funky notes -- very Brett-like -- like... Read More

Payette Oktoberfest

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

This beer pours a beautiful brilliantly clear deep gold - almost light amber with the orangish tint that is typical of a Marzen. A medium head of tiny ivory-colored white bubbles fades slowly leaving a little Belgian lace. The initial aroma is bready with moderate toasty notes and just a bit of... Read More

Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Evaluated as a Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (BJCP2015 30A) with the underlying style of British Brown Ale (BJCP2015 13B). Pours an almost clear deep brown with a moussy light tan head of tiny bubbles that is persistent and leaves light Belgian lace on the glass. Hazelnut comes across nicely in the... Read More

Druif - 2018 Vintage

Druif - 2018 Vintage, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Druif - 2018 Vintage by pFriem Family Brewers is being evaluated as BJCP style 33B (Specialty Wood Aged Beer) with underlying style of Belgian Blond (25A), aged in a Riesling barrel. Pours a hazy gold with a small head of tiny white bubbles that fades quickly. Initial aroma is moderate apricot... Read More

Pale Ale 2.0

Stone Pale Ale 2.0
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

With a brilliantly clear orange-hued amber color and a three-finger cream-colored head, this beer tempts you with its beautiful presentation in the glass. The aroma is grainy with notes of toast and bread crust, and there is a nice big citrusy nose – lots of ripe tangerine with hints of peach,... Read More

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