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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This was another somewhat strong beer for me. Knowing what I know now, these reactions were based on a false understanding the process a judge goes through when analysing and writing about a beer.

Mostly bjp I want more ranked judges for Brew Slam this fall: The exam is mostly about how well you can fill out a scoresheet.

Simplified BJCP Scoresheet for Beer Competitions

It was really just too complicated and unnecessary. As an example, a judge might note on a scoresheet than there was no hop aroma detectable.

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. Blue Ribbon Brews Scoresheet Template — A scoresheet template that shows what and how to write exam style scoresheets — The same blog also has a big list of tips. Also, great write up on the BJCP tasting exam scoring process; it can be a bit intimidating for new test takers.


The scoring guide is very helpful since it helps guide you to the correct scoring range based on your perceptions of the beer. You are commenting using your WordPress. As a beginner judge sometimes you learn to associate the wrong flavours with these off-flavour words, off-flavours sessions can help with that.

BJCP Scoresheet

One Two Three Four Five Ssheet 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. You can talk through your process and identify why the beer is like it is.

Go Back to Event Listing. The intense acidity was hard to get past and pick out other flaws. A play date with Terry and Rob. On the surface this may seem like a negative comment, however when reading the style guidelines, if it says there should low to no hop aroma such as a Dark Mildthe judges comment is actually positive and this ought to be reflected in the score.

The third pair were done by another judge who has been with the program for a long time, and recently took the exam again.

BJCP Exam Scoresheet Examples

Like Liked by 1 person. So why does aroma get 12 points out of 50, and flavor gets 20 points out of the total 50? These added elements may not be commented on by a judge, but their lack of comments gives you information that these may be missing. Here is a document that csore into a bit more detail: I went into the exam thinking that descriptor boxes only needed to be ticked when the level is low or above. Come up with a formula for descriptive ability.


I mean, who actually decided that the appearance of a beer should be worth 3 points out of 50?? Completeness is also graded on use of white space, make sure you fill ssheet all the lines! When writing a score sheet, a judge is writing about what they perceive in a beer.

Participate in an off-flavour session. The second thing is to read the BJCP guidelines against your scoresheet. Judge in real competitions. Beers that really hit the style with no noticeable faults can go above 37, though usually even world class examples score under 45 when scorw blind. Described perceived flavours correctly.

And by the way, the competition entry window for the Hot Summer Brew Off is open now through April 7.

I remember this being a fairly good beer and the score of 38 I gave it reflects that. Yet they all demonstrate the kind of feedback desired by the brewers who enter competitions. Posted by Jay Aber April 01, Also, you should become Provisional pass the online exam as soon as you pass the 1 year mark until your bjc exam.