Here are the judge's notes: American Amber
Aroma 2/12- low malt, medium vegetal note, low peach pineapple ester. Musty/mulchy
Appearance 3/3- pours golden with creamy off white head that holds as a solid cover. Very good clarity
Flavor 3/20- Medium low grainy malt. Very low hop flavor. low bitterness. Balanced to malt. Finish is vegetal/musty
Mouthfeel 2/5- light body, low CO2, no warmth, light astringency.Full creaminess.
Overal Impression 3/10- Several issues to tackle. Attennuation, sanitation, yeast health, pitching rate, more hops
I guess next time I could drink a world class beer, pee it out, carbonate, and get a better score
Like I said I don't doubt the judge for a minute. I doubt myself and my ability to even taste beer