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Rick Franckhauser

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Beer Judge

Rick’s interest in beer styles and brewing began in 1975, as a part of an interest in the culinary arts but his education in beer styles began with an introduction to Michael Jackson’s “The World Guide To Beer”. In those days imported beers were hard to come by to say the least. As that began to change, his appreciation and interest in various beer styles grew stronger. Some styles remained hard to find, so in 1991, Rick began home brewing.  To increase his knowledge of the brewing process he became a member of the Cincinnati Malt Infusers homebrew club in 1996, where he served as Program Director and helps to conduct an annual BJCP exam prep class. Rick became a BJCP judge in 2004 and has risen to the rank of National. But most importantly, he loves beer! After all these years, he remains fascinated with the varied aroma and flavor experiences a beer can provide.

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My reviews

Funky Pumpkin

Boulevard Beer Funky Pumpkin
Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Let me say up front that I loved this perfectly balanced yet complex American Sour Ale, but if you are looking for a sour, pumpkin pie-spiced beer you will be somewhat disappointed. This beer pours a slightly hazy copper-orange color with a tight, white foam stand that falls quickly, leaving a... Read More

Hoot Hard Seltzer - Blood Orange Mango

Hoot Hard Seltzer - Blood Orange Mango

Massachusetts
United States
Hoot Hard Seltzer - Blood Orange Mango, Night Shift Brewing
Description 

Get your claws on a truly better hard seltzer! Our Hoot hard seltzers are 0g sugar, 90 calories, gluten-free, and 4% ABV. Unlike many hard seltzers that are watered down and back-sweetened, Hoot is fermented with wine yeast, creating a naturally crisp and refreshing profile for bright flavors.

Hoot Variety Pack comes in 4 flavors: Strawberry Kiwi, Lemon Lime, Blood Orange Mango, Raspberry Lime.

Hoot Tropical Variety Pack comes in 4 flavors: Guava Dragon Fruit, Passion Fruit Yuzu, Pineapple Coconut, Lychee Papaya. This medley of tropical fruit combos is only available in our variety 12-pack.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
4.0%
Served at: 
35 - 40º F

 

 


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Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
17 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Hoot Hard Seltzer - Blood Orange Mango by Night Shift Brewing pours clear with just the faintest peach hue with some bubbles drifting up. The aroma provides some low-level fruity notes of citrus and a touch of peach. Neither are distinctly recognizable as blood orange or mango but are in the... Read More

Snozzberry

Green Man Beer Snozzberry
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Lactic and funky aromas are quickly joined by lots of fresh raspberry and tart cherries. Earthy and woody aromas (and a trace of vanilla arise) as it warms. The beer is a very hazy rose color with a big foamy head that quickly drops out. The Champagne-like bubbles signal the coming effervescence... Read More

Extra Dry

Stillwater Extra Dry Sake Style Saison beer
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Extra Dry is a Saison brewed with rice and was evaluated as an Alternative Grain Beer (2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Category31A ) offering according to BJCP guidelines. 

While the intense dryness of this beer takes a few sips to get used to, this is a well-constructed... Read More

Spot Coffee Stout

Spot Coffee Stout, Flying Bison Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Spot Coffee Stout by Flying Bison Brewing Co. was judged as BJCP category 30A Spice, Herb, Vegetable Beer

Coffee and roasted malts initially dominate the aroma but are eventually accompanied by a creamy impression. Rich coffee with cream is anticipated. Dark brown color with great clarity... Read More

pFriem Juicy IPA

pFriem Juicy IPA, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

pFriem Juicy IPA by pFriem Family Brewers was judged as BJCP category 21B,Specialty IPA, New England IPA.

A big punch of pineapple is first out of the glass and soon accompanied by some tangerine, kumquats and lemons. The citrus is joined by a subtle hint of gooseberry giving an... Read More

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