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.

 

My reviews

Blood Orange Wheat Ale

Blood Orange Wheat by Full Sail Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This Full Sail Brewing Company beer was judged as a Fruit Beer (BJCP 29A).

The pour resulted in a nice light golden hue with slight chill haze. The carbonation was light and moderate that resulted in good lacing on the side of the glass.  The aroma had a very distinctive and nice citrus ... Read More

Stone Xocoveza

Stone Xocoveza Stone Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The aroma for this beer includes lightly burnt roasted malts and no discernible hops, which is fine for this style, though I don’t detect any sort of spices indicated with this beer either (cinnamon, nutmeg nor chocolate). The beer poured a dark amber in color with low carbonation. It had low... Read More

Born Blonde

Born Blonde by Mother Earth Brew Co.
Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This Blonde Ale (BJCP #18A) poured a nice light straw color very little carbonation. The aroma was lightly hopped and the no malt detected. The flavor was light, as expected for this style. Nice balance of light malt and light bitterness rounded out this beer which also had hints of honey. It... Read More

Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The only information that I was given about this beer was that it was a "medieval fruit beer" brewed with elderberries. The aroma started off with a malty sweetness with no hop presence in the nose. This beer was gorgeous, with a very nice, clear, reddish glow and was quite carbonated and... Read More

Judges Rating:
83
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This Full Sail Brewing Co. beer was judged as a Fruit Beer (BJCP 29A).

The pour of this beer resulted in a nice straw colored liquid that had a slight chill haze in its clarity, and a nice small carbonation and head retention. It was difficult at best to pick up any watermelon aroma in... Read More

Number 22 Porter

Big Bend Brewing 22 Porter
Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

A wonderful aroma of coffee permeated the first sniff along with subtle hop flavors. The color was a medium-dark brown that featured a tan head that dissipated very quickly. It had flavors of roasted and burnt malts accentuated with a light hop bitterness. The roasted malts worked well with the... Read More

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