Sal Mortillaro II

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Beer & Mead Judge

Sal has been homebrewing since 2010 and has been a certified judge in the BJCP program since 2012 where he currently holds the rank of Grand Master. He has won several awards and medals during his time homebrewing and he currently serves as a BJCP exam proctor, exam grader, exam admin, and the Regional Representative for the Southern Region.  Sal has served as a Best of Show judge for the Alabama Craft Beer State Championship and Montana Brewery of the Year State Championship commercial competitions and the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.  He is a regular guest on the NOLA Drinks radio show & pod cast and contributor to Louisiana Craft Beer Magazine.

Sal is a member of the Mystic Krewe of Brew Homebrew Club where he serves as the Educational Director and occasional Vice President. He is also a founding board member of The Bayou State Homebrew Competition Circuit. He is the competition coordinator for the New Orleans On Tap, Bayou Beer Fest, and Larry Fest charity beer events. He has served as a “Beer Geek” in the local area for a well-known, national chain of natural grocery stores reviewing and recommending beers to their customers.

Sal enjoys brewing all styles of beer, but thoroughly enjoys venturing into the weird and wild, discovering beers that utilize non-traditional ingredients and brewing techniques. He appreciates drinking all beer styles, but particularly enjoys malty or sour beers.

 

 

My reviews

Como Te Llamas

Como Te Llamas, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Como Te Llamas by Monday Night Brewing is being judged as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (Category 33B), with an Imperial Stout base beer (Category 20C) per the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. This tequila-aged Imperial Stout with cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar and lactose is part of the Garage series by... Read More

DDH Ever Clever

DDH Ever Clever, Bearded Iris Brewery
Judges Rating:
72
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
17 / 24
Flavor:
28 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
13 / 20

DDH Ever Clever by Bearded Iris brewing is being judged as a Double IPA (category 22A) per the 2015 BJCP style guidelines. 

This beer pours a light gold color with moderate haze, which is slightly see-through. A bone white, meringue-like creamy head is sustained, and, as it falls, it ... Read More

Here Comes The Sun

Here Comes The Sun, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Here Comes the Sun by Monday Night Brewing is being judged as a New England IPA (Category 21B) according to the BJCP Guidelines.

This beer pours a medium-gold color with an opaque haze. A bone white, spongy head of tiny white bubbles quickly falls and leaves a lacing on the glass as this... Read More

ETA IPA

ETA IPA, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

ETA by Wild Leap Brew Co. is an American IPA and is being evaluated as a Category 21A in the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This beer pours a deep gold with opaque, hazy clarity.  A head of fine, extremely compact white bubbles quickly fades and leaves a sparse remaining ring of bubbles... Read More

Be Easy - Citra

Be Easy - Citra, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Be Easy - Citra by Monday Night Brewing pours a medium-gold color with opaque clarity of murky and milky clarity due to clearly suspended yeast and hop matter. A meringue-like head of tiny white bubbles is everlasting and leaves a nice lacing on the side of the glass as it is consumed. The... Read More

Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

With A Little Help From My Friends by Monday Night Brewing pours a medium gold color with opaque clarity. A spongy bone white head quickly falls and leaves a thin ring and layer of tiny white bubbles around the glass. The aroma consists of a  medium-high malt aroma of honey and slightly grainy... Read More

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