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Which BJCP#? 16E or 20A
« on: May 30, 2012, 10:21:57 PM »
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.
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Re: Which BJCP#? 16E or 20A
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2012, 04:40:24 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  ;)
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Re: Which BJCP#? 16E or 20A
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2012, 04:45:44 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.
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Re: Which BJCP#? 16E or 20A
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2012, 05:47:12 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 both. Or you could send me a couple bottles and I'll get back to you with my analysis.  Sounds wicked tasty!
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Re: Which BJCP#? 16E or 20A
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2012, 07:29:41 AM »
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Re: Which BJCP#? 16E or 20A
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2012, 11:24:50 AM »
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Re: Which BJCP#? 16E or 20A
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2012, 09:00:35 PM »
Tasted it tonight; definitely Belgian first, fruit second in the background.  16E it is...
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Re: Which BJCP#? 16E or 20A
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2012, 09:12:51 PM »
I've never been a fruit beer fan but the words mango, peach, and saison put together sound like something tasty! Good luck!

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