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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

Hotbox Coffee Porter

Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee Porter Beer
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Pours a pretty, clear, very dark mahogany with a large tan head of tiny bubbles that hangs around for a long time and leaves a nice Belgian lace on the glass. Initial aromatic notes of hot cocoa and coffee outline a substantial medium-full body. There are some nice earthy balancing notes with a... Read More

Vacanza Banana Lime Coconut Imperial Gose

Vacanza Banana Lime Coconut Imperial Gose

Georgia
United States
Vacanza Banana Lime Coconut Imperial Gose, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Beverage Profile
ABV: 
8.0%

 

 


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Judges Rating:
80
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Vacanza Banana Lime Coconut Imperial Gose by Wild Leap Brew Co. was evaluated according to the BJCP 2021 Style Guidelines for 23G, Gose with added fruit.

The beer pours a very hazy light gold with a tiny beige head that formed just a slight ring, but bubbles continued to rise from the... Read More

Saison Imperiale

De Proef Saison Imperiale Beer
Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

A nice, big, mousse-like headstand of yellowish-beige bubbles sits atop an orange-tinted, slightly hazy, deep copper-colored liquid that looks very inviting. The aroma is complex with caramel and toasty characters and some earthy, lemony and wet hay elements, along with a spicy black pepper note... Read More

Tourist Trappe

Tourist Trappe by M.I.A. Beer Co.
Judges Rating:
83
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Tourist Trappe was evaluated as a Trappist Ale (BJCP 2015 Style 26C, Belgian Tripel).  Lemony citrus notes on the nose are inviting, with hints of mango and Juicy Fruit. Light floral hops complement the very light bready note in the aroma. Pours a slightly hazy light gold with a small white head... Read More

Altstadt Kölsch

Altstadt Kölsch
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer was evaluated as a Kölsch (BJCP Style 5B). Pours a very slight hazy light yellowish gold with a large poofy white head of small bubbles that slowly fades to a quarter-inch disk of foam. The aroma initially is fairly grainy malt with a moderate black pepper spice character, hints of... Read More

Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Sauv Blanc Barrel Aged Golden Ale by pFriem Family Brewers was judged as a BJCP style 33A Wood-Aged Beer with the underlying style of 25A Belgian Blond Ale (since the beer smells Belgian). The type of wood (required to be specified by the 33A style) is a Sauvignon Blanc barrel. The beer when... Read More

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