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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

Berthô

Cervejaria Colorado Berthô Beer
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This slightly hazy, deep amber-colored beer with a moderately large head of tiny, light-tan bubbles has a head that retains well and fades slowly, leaving some nice Belgian lace on the glass. The aroma is nutty, toffee-like and slightly caramelly, with a background of roasty character, bread... Read More

Bourgogne des Flandres

Bourgogne des Flandres, Bourgogne des Flandres
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Bourgogne des Flandres by Brouwerij Timmermans was evaluated as a Flanders Red Ale per the BJCP 2021 Style Guidelines (23B).

A large poofy head of tan-colored tiny bubbles fades slowly and leaves Belgian lace on the glass. The beer is a very clear copper color with just a slight tinge of... Read More

Sriracha HOT Stout

Rogue beer sriracha hot stout
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer pours an almost-black color with reddish highlights and is topped by a large, tan head of fairly large bubbles that sticks around for a while. The aroma is chocolaty with some earthy and bread crust notes. The first taste brings sweet chocolate, cocoa, some coffee and an earthy... Read More

Poolside Blonde

Judges Rating:
80
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Poolside Blonde was evaluated as a Pale American Ale (BJCP 2015 Style 18A, Blonde Ale).  Pours a beautiful brilliant yellowish gold with a medium head of small and medium size bubbles that fades fairly quickly. The initial aroma is of light honey, somewhat grainy, very light bready character,... Read More

Spellbinder

Spellbinder by Wren House Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Evaluated as a BJCP 2015 21A (American IPA), and the cloudiness indicates that this beer is a New England style. Pours a very cloudy whitish light gold with just a hint of red in it. A large head of tiny white bubbles slowly fades to a thin disk. The initial aroma is of pink grapefruit and honey... 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

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