Richard Wong

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Beer Judge

Richard currently holds the distinction of National Judge and has been a BJCP member since 1996. As well, he has been a homebrewer for more than 15 years.  He enjoys visiting new brewpubs and breweries and is always on the lookout for new beers. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

History

Member for
3 years 6 months

My reviews

Reuben's Brews Pilsner

Reuben's Brews Pilsner, Reuben's Brews
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Reuben's Brews Pilsner by Reuben's Brews was reviewed under BJCP (#5D) category, German Pilsner. This is actually a Czech style pilsner, and this is the most suitable category for this beer. The alcohol content of this beer is 5.4 % ABV. The pour of this beer in the glass revealed a wonderful... Read More

Crikey

Crikey, Reuben's Brews
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Crikey by Reuben's Brews was judged as a (# 21A) American India Pale Ale (IPA) under the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.

The pour of this beer revealed a light brown hue that was a bit cloudy due to chill haze. It had a very nice carbonation that revealed a very pillowy and dense head. As well, for... Read More

pFriem Helles Lager

Helles Lager, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Helles Lager by pFriem Family Brewers was reviewed as a ' Munich Helles ' (#4A) of the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.  The lager poured revealed a very light straw color, in fact, it was almost clear with just a splash of yellow.  Very nice and transluscent along with very tiny, effervescent bubbles (... Read More

Down Under IPA

Down Under IPA, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Down Under IPA by pFriem Family Brewers was reviewed as an American India Pale Ale ( #21A ). The beer poured had a nice light brown hue with a little chill haze.  Again, it had very nice carbonation that had tiny bubbles that was almost fluffy. The aroma was a bit subdued with malt sweetness and... Read More

Just-The-Tip

Judges Rating:
70
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
25 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
10 / 20

Just-The-Tip by Lumber House Brewery was judged as an American Pale Ale, BJCP 2015 Guidelines (18B). 

The beer poured was murky at best with minimal carbonation. It had a light brown hue. Was the haziness intentional or perhaps filtration was an afterthought?  The beer poured flat and... Read More

Crush

Crush, Reuben's Brews
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Crush by Reuben's Brews was judged as (21A) American IPA under the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. It is considered as a Hazy IPA. The hazy moniker, style and trend these days is simply a beer that is unfiltered. Most beers are filtered accordingly, except wheat beers that include Hefeweizen and Belgian... Read More

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