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Old 02-11-2008, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default BJCP 2008 Style Guidelines

The BJCP has released updated style guidelines, available here.

This update is not an overhaul, like with the 2004 revision, although some styles are signficantly different. From my brief review, it appears that the BJCP tried to clarify and, where appropriate, narrow guidelines to make them more useful in judging. You can see a one page summary of the changes here.


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Old 02-11-2008, 08:59 PM   #2
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I thought it looked different when I went to the website this morning. Thanks!

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Old 02-11-2008, 09:05 PM   #3
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Excellent, thanks!

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Yikes
I am supposed to take a study class next week, and MAYBE take the test. Nervous!

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"Dried out Imperial IPA"

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They've also dried out Saisons and some other Belgians. I like it.

It reads like it's been Jamil-ised. Which it has been - he's one of the 2008 contributors.

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Yikes
I am supposed to take a study class next week, and MAYBE take the test. Nervous!

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If you're taking the test in the first half of the year, you can stick with the old guidelines. If later, though, you'll be graded according to the new ones.

And, there's no doubt they've been "Jamil-ised," Kai. Many styles are drier or hoppier. There's virtually no difference between the American Amber and APA now. I miss the old American Amber.


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I really wish they would revise the Scottish ales, and state that peat malt is not authentic or unnecessary.

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Interesting. They also changed the order of the commercial examples in some styles (example: Munich helles, IIPA).

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Old 02-12-2008, 12:16 PM   #10
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Thanks for letting us know about the update, Tex!

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