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Old 01-22-2012, 07:14 PM   #51
Jan 2012
Waukegan, IL
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I did receive mine this morning. Overall pleased with results from my first competition.

My wheat scored a 32, but a 34 from the certified judge
Sweet stout scored a 32.5 but a 35 from the certified judge

Funny in both cases the non-certified judge brought my score down.

I'm sure it varies some, but what types of scores to the top 3 normally get? mid to high 30's?

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Old 01-22-2012, 07:36 PM   #52
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Oct 2008
Reno, Nevada
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I got my scoresheets in my inbox as well.

My American Amber got a 29... everything was good except that they mentioned an off-flavor that they couldn't quite pin down. I'm pretty sure it was just a little green.

Pumpkin Ale did decently well with a 33. One judge gave it big praise saying it's a great example of a pumpkin ale; spiciness is evident but not overbalanced. He said he wanted a bit more sweetness (it did get slightly dry) but would have a pint of it on a cool fall day. The other judge got plastic flavors... I'd bet from the spices

The Chocolate Peppermint Sweet Stout got a 28. They praised the cocoa/mint/cream flavors but said the base beer was one-dimensional.

Overall I'm happy with the results. It definitely gives me some distinct things to work on.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:01 PM   #53
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Chicago area
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I got a first place with a 39, a third with a 36, and a 30 that didn't get anything. Comments were good, probably entered my cider in the wrong category so I'll try it in the specialty if there's a comp near by before it's gone. Overall good input, I found the National judge typically scored me lower than the non-certified judges. It's nice to see in the comments that they enjoyed your brew, despite a low score. Funny that National judge noted that my Mead didn't seem to have high enough ABV for a Sack Mead (9%), when it was actually about 17%, must have been too sweet or something to hide the booze.

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Old 01-22-2012, 11:37 PM   #54
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Shippenville, PA
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I got a 33 with the same beer I entered in the PSB open that scored a 38.5. I also received the least helpfull feedback from the judges. One judge did not even finish the damn judging sheet. I should have just had my local homebrewers taste the beer. I would have saved 20 bucks. I am beginning to think the BJCP is nothing more than a bunch of peeps getting together to drink free beer.

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