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 has been invited to judge the 2018 GABF 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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2 years 7 months

My reviews

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

Legion

Legion, Community Beer Co.
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Legion by Community Beer Co. is being evaluated as an Imperial Stout (category 20C) per the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This beer pours a very dark brown color with opaque clarity do to the color. Orange hues are apparent when a light is held up to the glass.  A velvety, mocha-colored... Read More

Mosaic IPA

Mosaic IPA, Community Beer Co.
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Mosaic IPA by Community Beer Co. is being evaluated as an American IPA (category 21A) as per the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This beer pours a light amber color with slightly hazy clarity. A dense, off-white colored head persists and fades away leaving a nice lacing on the glass. On the... Read More

High Tea

High Tea, Streetside Brewery
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

High Tea by Streetside Brewery is being judged as a Wild Specialty Beer (Category 28C in the 2015 BJCP Guidelines).

This beer pours a dark gold with an orange hue with hazy clarity and a very thin white head that quickly fades but leaves a persistent ring around the edge of the glass. The... Read More

Little Balls of Blue

Little Balls of Blue, Streetside Brewery
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Little Balls of Blue by Streetside Brewery is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) with a Berliner Weisse base style (Category 23A) per the 2015 BJCP Guildines.

This beer pours a light purple color with an opaque clarity that slightly darkens the beer. A frail light pink head is... Read More

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