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 National. 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 Assistant Regional Representative for the Southern Region.  Sal has served as a Best of Show judge for the Alabama Craft Beer State Championship commercial competition and the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.

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.

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Member for
2 years 9 months

My reviews

Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Alpha Abstraction, Volume 3 by Wild Leap Brew Company is a Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Category 22A in the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This beer pours a gold, bordering dark gold color, with hazy clarity.  An off white, sudsy head consisting of big bubbles fades quickly leaving... Read More

Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Aspall Imperial English Cider is being evaluated as an English Cider (Category C1B in the 2015 BJCP Guidelines).  Though labeled as “imperial”, the declared 8% ABV still falls within the guidelines of the style.

This cider pours a dark gold color with brilliant clarity.  There is a very... Read More

Hawk Haus Cider

Hawk Haus Cider, E.Z. Orchards
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Hawk Haus Cider by E.Z. Orchards is being evaluated as a New World Cider (Category C1A) according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This cider pours a dark gold color with a slight haze and no head is present nor any activity from carbonation. The aroma is very subtle and faint... Read More

Zwart Black Star

Zwart Black Star by De Proefbrouwerij
Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Zwart Black Star by De Proef Brouwerij and Surly Brewing Co., is being evaluated as a Mixed-Style Beer (Category 34B) according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines due to its use of wood, spices, and Brettanomyces in an Old Ale (Category 17B) base beer.

This beer pours a light brown with... Read More

Public Ale

Public Ale, Community Beer Co.
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Public Ale by Community Beer Co. is being evaluated as a Strong Bitter (Category 11C) according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This beer pours a light amber color with a slightly hazy clarity. A moderate, off-white, sudsy head is sustained. The aroma of this beer consists of moderate... Read More

Raspberry Beret

Raspberry Beret, Streetside Brewery
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Raspberry Beret by Streetside Brewery is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) with a Berliner Weisse base style (Category 23A) per the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.

This beer pours a reddish-purple color with opaque clarity with a spongy pink head that persists throughout almost the... Read More

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