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 reviews

UFO Hefeweizen

Judges Rating:
85
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

With a deep gold color, slight cloudiness and fl uffy white foam, this American ale seems just as attractive in appearance as its Bavarian Weissbier cousins. However, the nose is wholly different from the spicy, clove-like character of a German wheat beer. This American version offers tinges of... Read More

Milk Stout Nitro

Milk Stout Nitro
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Welcome as a cup of sweet coffee and cream by a campfire, this jetblack brew throws aromas of espresso, heavy cream, sweet chocolate, roasted malts and a hint of smoke. Soft esters and hops are deep in the background, and the beer pours with a creamy, tan head that produces impressive lacing. On... Read More

Dortmunder Gold

Dortmunder Gold
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Vividly golden and exceptionally clear, this malty lager throws aromas of floral hops, grains, hints of sweet corn, honey and hard water with traces of sulfur. Sweet malt flavors and light honey and corn notes from pilsner malts balance floral, spicy, noble hops, forming an elegant flavor... Read More

Perfect Day IPA

Asheville Perfect Day IPA beer
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Being the most popular craft beer style in America, IPAs seem ubiquitous these days. With a big malt personality backed by complex fruity esters and an appealing lineup of hops, this version definitely ranks as a standout. The beer pours deep gold and clear with a substantial head of fluffy... Read More

French Toast

Funky Buddha Beer French Toast Brown Ale
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Another specialty strong ale that smells and tastes more like food than beer, this brew offers distinctive aromas of fresh bread, maple, allspice, caramel syrup and cinnamon. Once on the palate, flavors almost identical to the aroma profile emerge, with impressive notes of cinnamon, pancakes... Read More

Citra Ass Down

against the grain citra
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This hoppy ale confirmed its Double IPA moniker after one sip, as thick, complex layers of malt complexity wash across the palate with tones of toast, biscuit crust and light caramel nuances -- all backed by a touch of alcohol warmth. Aromas of citrusy tropical fruits follow through in the... Read More

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