Owen Ogletree

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Beer Judge

Founder of the popular Classic City Brew Fest held in Athens, Georgia, Owen runs Brewtopia.info and writes for Southern Brew News. A National Judge as ranked by the BJCP, Owen has also served as a beer judge at the Great American Beer Festival and the Great British Beer Festival.

Owen Ogletree BJCP National Beer Judge Certificate

My articles

England Real Cask Ale
When asked to describe the essence of Britain, a stodgy English statesman replied recently, “tea and biscuits.” Many members of Britain’s Campaign...

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My reviews

Invocation

Wild Heaven Craft Beer Invocation
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This attractive ale pours clear and medium gold in color with a moderate white, creamy head. The nose picks up loads of malt sweetness backed by citrus hints, light fruity esters, a soft golden raisin character and an aroma similar to toasted sweet roll dough. A rich, malty palate comes through... Read More

Fishwater Double IPA

Telluride Fishwater Double IPA
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Pouring with an orange/red hue and slight cloudiness, this potent IPA offers a moderate head that dissipates rather quickly. Earthy aromas and flavors of pine resin, grapefruit, pineapple, apricot and melon mingle with heady crystal malt and toffee character, giving way to a finish that offers a... Read More

Narwhal

Narwhal
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This is a thick, luxurious, opaque, deep black stout with a moderately dark head. Mild fruity esters of cherries and blackberries mingle with the dominant fragrances of roasted malt and brown sugar, while rich, sweet flavors of dark malts, creamy espresso and milk chocolate follow up on the... Read More

The Pit & The Pendulum

Sweetwater Beer Pit and Pendulum
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The nose picks up a range of complex notes through the fluffy, white layer of stubborn foam. Light leathery, sweaty, barnyard notes emerge from the Brettanomyces fermentation, and this character will most certainly become more intense as bottles are aged. Citrus, malt, peaches, green apple peel... Read More

Meantime London Porter

Meantime London Porter
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This rich ale pours deep brown – almost black – with a claret glow when backlit. Cocoa nibs, bitter chocolate, roasted malt hints and undertones of prune and dark fruits permeate the aroma profile, while low carbonation levels increase the appreciation of the complex, dark malts on the palate.... Read More

Sünner Kölsch

SÜNNER Kolsch Bier beer
Judges Rating:
96
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Gorgeous aromas of sweet grains, flowery hops, restrained fruity esters and a honey-like hint are the groundwork for what’s to come in this beer’s flavor. Elegant malt flavors combine with refined noble hops, achieving a fi ne balance in this clear, golden-colored ale. Its crisp, clean flavors... Read More

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