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
2 years 10 months

My reviews

Bright Pale

Bright Pale, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Bright Pale by pFriem Family Brewers was reviewed as an American Pale Ale ( #18B ) of the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The beer poured had a surprisingly light straw color ( almost golden ) hue.  This beer was well carbonated with tiny, small bubbles that did not dissipate, as if it was bottled under... Read More

Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Highland Charge Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy Scottish Ale by Heathen Brewing is being judged as a #17C of the Wee Heavy BJCP category, though it has spent time in a bourbon barrel. 

The pour of this beer revealed a dark brown hue with light carbonation. The bubbles were small and tight.... Read More

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

Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Highland Charge Wee Heavy Scottish Ale by Heathen Brewing falls under the category of (#17C) - Wee Heavy of the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The pour of this beer revealed a nice dark brown hue with minimal carbonation. The aroma had hints of chocolate, dried fruit and minimal hop overtones. The... 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

Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Mega Mint Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout by Heathen Brewing would normally be judged as a #20C (Imperial Stout), however, this beer has mint in its component, which makes it more qualified under #30A (Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer). 

The appearance of this beer when it was poured revealed... Read More

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