So the entry software for the final round does not allow you to change the mandatory description of a 20A style. It only allows you to add your recipe data. I would say this is rightfully so! I will live with how I described the base.
Of course the question still remains, should a judge diminish the scoring of a 20A or any of the styles that require a base beer description, if the entrant only describes the general style and not the specific style. To me the BJCP 2008 Style Guideline is somewhat confusing on this. Like for a 20A, it states in one sentence " IF THIS BEER IS BASED ON A CLASSIC STYLE (E.G., BLONDE ALE) THEN THE SPECIFIC STYLE MUST BE SPECIFIED." Then in the very next sentence it says, "CLASSIC STYLES DO NOT HAVE TO BE CITED (E.G., “PORTER” OR “WHEAT ALE” IS ACCEPTABLE)."
It would be nice if some BJCP judges could ring in here. When should the base of say 20A fruit beer, be described as "only" a Porter and when should it be described as "Brown Porter" or "Robust Porter" or "Baltic Porter"? If the fruit seems to complement the base in a manner that it does not appear as one of those classic styles??? I don't know, I'm not a judge, but it would be nice to know for future competitions.