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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There must have been a bit of variance in my perceptive accuracy since I dipped into Certified on that. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Descriptive Ability — Did you write your perceptions in a detailed enough way using standard and unambiguous language. They may prove useful in preparing for the tasting portion of the BJCP exam. A play date with Terry and Rob. The baltic porter was fairly roasty in malt quality and too intense in quantity to be a world class example.

When writing a score sheet, a judge is writing about what they perceive in a beer. That puts me at Here is a document that goes into a bit more detail: The second two were done by one of our best and most active judges, also during an exam. Completeness is also graded on use of white space, make sure you fill in all the lines!

So why does aroma get 12 points out of 50, and flavor gets 20 points out of the total 50? Make sure you actually detect an off-flavour before checking that box.

These are also considered absolutely top-notch examples. It was really just too complicated and unnecessary. Congrats on the certification! The Beer Judge Certification Progream the association that certifies homebrew compeition judges and sanctions homebrew competitions among other things has been working for more than a year to come up with new style and competition guidelines for homebrew competitions.

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These competitions are a great place to compare your perceptions and scoring accuracy to more seasoned judges. I believe it might even be quicker than this these days. Brewing Since Aheet Instagram. Here is a set from a single exam in lateall of which sjeet judged to be Master-level sheets.

Make sure to fill everything in on the sheet including any appropriate checkboxes and lines. Target at least one feedback item per scoring guide range they need to pass through to hit 50 pts. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

That probably lost me some descriptive ability marks. Yet they all demonstrate the kind of feedback desired by the brewers who enter competitions. 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.

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

Again, using a Dark Mild as an example, a judge may note the beer has a sweet toffee flavour. The exam is mostly about how well you can fill out a scoresheet. Completeness — Attention to detail. 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.

Whereas to accurately assess your score, they are looking at how close is what the perceive to what they should perceive in the BJCP guidelines. There was something about the balance of this beer that spoke to me so I wanted to score it high due to good drinkability. 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.


Most competitions allow provisional judges to judge.

I wrote the exam on Nov 9th, and got the results back March 18th, You can see whether you perceive the same as the judge did. Still got Master level completeness though! Learn what these are and use them. I went into the exam thinking that descriptor boxes only needed to be ticked scorw the level is low or above.

Did you make efficient use of space? The third pair were done by another judge who has been with the program for a long time, and recently took sueet exam again. If you are writing improvement suggestions for all grain brewers, give an alternative for extract brewers. My secret weapon for this exam was completenessas you can tell by the Master level overall score.

Overall I was really happy with how my tasting exam went, scoring an 82 on my first write was an honour. The scoring guide is very helpful since it helps guide you to the correct scoring range based on your perceptions of the beer.

As you gain experience it will become easier to put words to your perceptions. This site uses cookies.

BJCP Scoresheet

Please feel free to download these and print them if you like. Make sure your feedback is technically correct, otherwise you will lose major marks.

I hope this way too long blog post has been helpful! Part of the reason I love beer judging is because I learn something new every time I judge. You can talk through your process and identify why the beer is like it is.