Beer Scoresheet. AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Competition Program. Structured Version rev BSTR may not be an average of judge’s individual scores. Judge information. Important for two reasons: 1) Identi-ies you to the competition organizer and to the BJCP. 2) Indicates your level of quali-ication to the entrant. By Nick Holt. As a club we have spent a lot of time in mini-comps talking about how to fill in a scoresheet, and I have previously written about.

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Becoming a Beer Judge (BJCP)

Blue Ribbon Brews Scoresheet Template — A scoresheet template that shows what and how to write exam style scoresheets — The same blog also has a big list of tips. There was something about the balance of this beer that spoke to me so I wanted to score it high due to good drinkability. Target at least one feedback item per scoring guide range they need to pass through to hit 50 pts. This was another somewhat strong beer for me.

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Becoming a Beer Judge (BJCP) – Eric’s Brewing Blog

Descriptive Ability — Did you write shest perceptions in a detailed enough way using standard and unambiguous language.

Have you taken the written exam? Make the time to participate in this exercise, it is invaluable. So why does aroma get 12 points out of 50, and flavor gets 20 points out of the total 50?

And by the way, the competition entry window for the Hot Summer Brew Off is open now through April 7. If you know the guidelines well enough, you should have a decent idea what to expect in each style of beer.

Here’s a copy of the new scoresheet to check out: As an example, a judge might note on a scoresheet than there was no hop aroma detectable. Posted by Brett A.


I went into the exam scoore that descriptor boxes only needed to be ticked when the level is low or above. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The style guidelines use a certain set of qualitative descriptive words for each beer component. This beer went fairly well, but again I vjcp on my feedback marks. Knowing what I know now, these reactions were based on a false understanding the process a judge goes through when analysing and writing about a beer.

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Still got Master level completeness though! They have been sanitized to remove identifying information, but they show precisely what we hope to see in all scoresheets.

The real weak point here was the Feedback. Did you describe all the applicable components in every section? Posted by Jay Aber April 01, It’s worth noting that all of these scoresheets were done under real time constraints in a high pressure situation, and without the benefit of any discussion to achieve consensus. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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Either write the same sentence without that word, or give an actual quantitative descriptor like low. Go Back to Event Listing.

Alternatively bring your beer and the scoresheet along to BABBs and ask a judge to have a look with you. I mean, who actually decided that the appearance of a beer should be worth 3 points out of 50?? One Two Three Four Five Six Final Thoughts It’s worth noting that all of these scoresheets were done under real time constraints in a high pressure situation, and without the benefit of any discussion to achieve consensus. Posted by Patrick Mullin January 11, You can see whether you perceive the same as the judge did.

Most competitions allow provisional judges to judge. Now I need to learn guidelines better. Bjjcp scoring guide is very helpful since it helps guide you to the correct scoring range based on your perceptions of the beer.

The exam is mostly about how well you can fill out a scoresheet.


Yet they all demonstrate the kind of feedback desired by the brewers who enter competitions. Here is a document describing more detail xheet these: Here is a document that goes into a bit more detail: I would recommend doing it at least several months before the exam you can have some time afterwards to reinforce the knowledge in your group study sessions. You are then evaluated based on these 6 scoresheets and assigned a test score by the graders. I wrote the exam on Nov 9th, and got the results back March 18th, Just my two cents.

Make sure you actually detect an off-flavour before checking that box. Two or three areas of improvement should probably have been given for this beer. The draft guidelines haven’t yet been officially approved, but some competitions, like the Missouri Masher’s Hot Summer Brew Offare already slated to start using the new guidelines this year.

When writing a score sheet, a judge is writing about what they perceive in a beer. Copyright Shfet Amateur Beer Brewers. Notify me of new comments via email. Read it once when you start studying, read it again after a few months, read it again several times over the few weeks leading up to your exam.

This was obviously not a great beer, having scored it a Also, great write up on the BJCP tasting exam scoring process; it can be a bit intimidating for new test takers. Not much can be done to help this other than judging experience and learning how to calibrate myself with other judges.

This vjcp its own is a good indicator of the style but a well made one could also have nuttiness or some dark fruit flavours.

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