Reviews

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Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

DeuS Brut des Flanders is a Belgian Golden Strong Ale, BJCP Style 25C. This beer's aroma is a mixture of ethanol, lavender, fruity, peppery, and sweet.  It pours a very clear, golden color with effervescent carbonation.

Reviewed by: Rodney A. Tillinghast
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Judged by the alcohol content as a British Strong Ale (Style 17A), it settled in as a tawny brown ale with an off-beige head, with some lacing and legs.  Aromas noted included intense toffee, dark fruit, and roasted apples.  In the background,... Read More

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Grisette Blance Bio is a Witbier, BJCP Category 24A.  It pours hazy and deep gold in color, with solid white head.  Coriander, orange peel, and citrus fruit are the noticeable aromas and together create a lightly sweet smelling character. 

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Cuvee de Jacobins Prestige is a Flanders Red Ale, BJCP Category 23B.  Flanders Red Ales are always a treat; most examples have a flavor and aroma complexity not found in other beer styles.

Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer is in category 28C, Wild Specialty beer. It fits the bill perfectly; it’s sour, funky, contains fruit, and was aged in barrels. If you look up the category description, this is exactly where this beer belongs.

Reviewed by: Susan Ruud
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Judged as 2015 BJCP 2A International Pale Lager.  This was a very refreshing beer. It poured with a lovely white foamy head and was quite thirst quenching with a nice clean grainy aroma and flavor with just a hint of low Apple esters.

Reviewed by: Susan Ruud
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Judged as a 2015 BJCP 6C Dunkles Bock This is a wonderful beer with a lively toasty malt aroma and flavor. There was no hop aroma or flavor and just enough hop bitterness to keep the malt from being too sweet.  A clean beer with great body and a... Read More

Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Berserker, from Midnight Sun Brewing Company, is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood Aged Beer (Category 33B) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Tundra Wookie, from Midnight Sun Brewing Company, is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Rider, from Midnight Sun Brewing Company, is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (Category 28C) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Rodney A. Tillinghast
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

While many interpretations of American IPA are a showcase for citrus and juicy hop loads, this beer features a more pine-based resiny hop bitterness and flavor.  In the aroma, there are multiple layers of resin, supported by bright, toasted bread... Read More

Reviewed by: James Link
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Reviewed under the 2015 Beer Judge Certification Program style guidelines under category 22A Double India Pale Ale.

Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
9 / 20

This beer was judged as BJCP category 21.A (American IPA) and served at 45 degrees F.

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Trooper Hallowed is a Belgian Pale Ale (2015 BJCP Category 24B).  This style is typically a moderately malty and estery beer with a less aggressive yeast profile compared to many other Belgian ale styles.  This is the fourth offering from... Read More

Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Munich Dunkel (8A). The beer pours a deep red brown with a thin off-white head. There is a faint haze to the beer, but overall fairly attractive. The initial aroma is toasty and bread-like with a faint cocoa note.

Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
3 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

German Pils (5D). This Pilsner pours very hazy and pale gold with a sticky white head that lasts. The clarity is definitely an issue and it appears to have fine particulate in suspension. The nose is very fresh and quite herbal, somewhat spicy... Read More

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