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Title: Which BJCP#? 16E or 20A
Post by: rjharper on May 31, 2012, 05:21:57 AM
I brewed a mango peach saison that I want to enter in a competition.  I'm leaning towards submitting as a 16E based on the comments in the 20A description that "other fruit-based Belgian specialties should be entered in the Belgian Specialty Ale category (16E)". I guess its just a little hard not to want to enter it as a fruit beer for some reason.  I just don't want a bunch of penalized scores with comments "should have entered it as a XXX". Any thoughts from experienced judges?  I don't have enough to enter both.
Title: Re: Which BJCP#? 16E or 20A
Post by: snowtiger87 on May 31, 2012, 11:40:24 AM
I would ask myself "Is it mango first, then beer, or is it Belgian Beer first, then mango" and enter it accordingly. I.E. - Mango first would be in "fruit beer" and Belgian first would be in "Belgian Specialty".

Or you could enter it in both  ;)
Title: Re: Which BJCP#? 16E or 20A
Post by: mmitchem on May 31, 2012, 11:45:44 AM
I would ask myself "Is it mango first, then beer, or is it Belgian Beer first, then mango" and enter it accordingly. I.E. - Mango first would be in "fruit beer" and Belgian first would be in "Belgian Specialty".

Or you could enter it in both  ;)

+1 - I would enter it in both categories too.
Title: Re: Which BJCP#? 16E or 20A
Post by: saintpierre on May 31, 2012, 12:47:12 PM
I would ask myself "Is it mango first, then beer, or is it Belgian Beer first, then mango" and enter it accordingly. I.E. - Mango first would be in "fruit beer" and Belgian first would be in "Belgian Specialty".

Or you could enter it in both  ;)
+1 I would enter both. Or you could send me a couple bottles and I'll get back to you with my analysis.  Sounds wicked tasty!
Title: Re: Which BJCP#? 16E or 20A
Post by: a10t2 on May 31, 2012, 02:29:41 PM
Or you could enter it in both
+1 - I would enter it in both categories too.
+1 I would enter both.

I don't have enough to enter both.
;)
Title: Re: Which BJCP#? 16E or 20A
Post by: rjharper on May 31, 2012, 06:24:50 PM
Or you could enter it in both
+1 - I would enter it in both categories too.
+1 I would enter both.

I don't have enough to enter both.
;)

Haha exactly.  :o
Title: Re: Which BJCP#? 16E or 20A
Post by: rjharper on June 01, 2012, 04:00:35 AM
Tasted it tonight; definitely Belgian first, fruit second in the background.  16E it is...
Title: Re: Which BJCP#? 16E or 20A
Post by: ccfoo242 on June 01, 2012, 04:12:51 AM
I've never been a fruit beer fan but the words mango, peach, and saison put together sound like something tasty! Good luck!