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Eleven Plus Hombrew Competition Results

Eleven Plus Hombrew Competition Results

This was the results presentation for the our most recent small competition of very big beers...

https://competitions.londonamateurbrewers.co.uk/theelevenplus/

London Amateur Brewers

March 28, 2021
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  1. Insert your date / confidentiality text here 16X9 PRESENTATION KIT 1
    A competition
    for strong
    beers – with
    OG of at least
    1100

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  2. Thanks to Marcus Alexander
    for the Artworks
    Thanks to Graeme Coates
    for hosting the website
    Thanks to James Wilson for
    problem solving and support

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  3. Entries

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  4. Insert your date / confidentiality text here 16X9 PRESENTATION KIT 4
    4
    ABV Claims 8.7%-15%

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  5. This one person had
    11.6% of all the
    entries!
    Most people entered
    1 or 2 beers

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  8. Kong
    Too Strong For Kong
    The Disappearing Man
    Cut Some Capers, Man!
    Maximum Planck
    Maximum Oak Planck
    Jet Black New Year
    Belgian Chocolate
    Black Hole Sun
    Baltic Maura
    Wee Bevvy
    Cheritra
    Governator
    Iron Curtain
    Ironwood Curtain
    Omnipresent Authority Figure
    Omnipresent Wooden Figure
    Fearsome Wolf Stout
    Cabin Fever
    Obscurity
    Simian Claws
    Ma Wee Russian Doll
    Darker's Quad
    Eternal Hoptimist
    Chauncey's Triple IPA
    Cacao The Great
    St Arnold's Blessed Kettle
    Wheaty Goodness
    Moch Choca Lata Yaya
    Beast From the Yeast
    Collusion
    Upside
    By the Fire
    11th Heaven
    Leshy
    Thick As Shit
    Gabcik's Strong Rebuke
    Goodnight Scottie
    Lockdown Support Bubble
    It's The Yeast. The Malt Matters The Least

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  9. Sponsors
    and
    Prizes

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  10. Thanks to our sponsors

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  12. First
    Round
    Judging

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  13. Insert your date / confidentiality text here 16X9 PRESENTATION KIT
    Thanks to the first round
    judges

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  14. Insert your date / confidentiality text here 16X9 PRESENTATION KIT 14

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  15. Table Results

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  16. Thanks to the Mini-Bos judges

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  17. Table 1 Barley and Wheat Wines (Dan Walters)

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  18. Table 1 Barley and Wheat Wines (Dan Walters)
    1st and 2nd place was a very close call,
    both beers met the guidelines superbly
    well with aroma and flavour, to be honest
    it came down to mouthfeel where I felt
    1st place nailed it and 2nd place needed a
    little more body.
    Place First NameLast NameCo Brewer Club Entry Name Style Name
    1Richard Caller Manchester Homebrew Obscurity English Barleywine
    2Ian Cosier London Amateur Brewers Cabin Fever American Barleywine
    3Barry Walsh
    The Hyperbolic
    Boys
    Beer Boars Cut Some Capers, Man! English Barleywine

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  19. Table 2 : Baltic Porters, Doppelbocks, IPAs and Wee Heavies (Phill Turner)

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  20. Table 2 : Baltic Porters, Doppelbocks, IPAs and Wee Heavies (Phill Turner)
    1st, 36, Wee Heavy.
    A beer full of flavour, malty and layers of complexity that lasted for some time. although the alcohol
    was hot on this beer the body was there and I kept coming back for more, surprisingly drinkable’
    2nd, 35, Baltic Porter.
    Rich, malty with restrained grain as one would expect for an 11.7% beer this was very drinkable with
    complex malts and a liquorice finish first and second were head to head to the finishing post, but
    lost out by a gnats whisker.
    3rd, 68, Doppelbock.
    An intense malty beer with alcohol from the 13.6% alcohol. Hot and malty but its nose was
    off-putting, not inviting. On flavour it was luscious and warming and complex that seemed to go on
    for ages, but maybe the alcohol was just a little too much, sometimes less is more.
    4th, 55, Doppelbock.
    A very clean and malty beer, not hot, pleasant and very drinkable but lacked some of the complexity
    of the other beers. Being 11% and not being hot that's some achievement.
    Overall, all 5 beers were of high quality as one would expect from a Mini Bos. it was very difficult to rank them and the only things separating them were
    balance and drinkability, which is difficult in such high gravity beers. curtain styles lend themself to high gravity brewing. the top 3 beers were so close to all
    being winner with the other two not far behind
    Place
    First
    Name
    Last Name Co Brewer Club Entry Name Style Name
    1 Craig Tarft London Amateur Brewers Wee Bevvy Wee Heavy
    2 Marcus Alexander Hertford Brew Club Baltic Maura Baltic Porter
    3 Lee Immins
    Pete Talbot
    Paul Harper
    London Amateur Brewers Simian Claws Doppelbock

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  21. Table 3 Belgian Strong Ales (Ken Bazley)

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  22. Table 3 Belgian Strong Ales (Ken Bazley)
    The 1st placed beer was outstanding. A showcase
    of very well balanced complex flavours ranging
    from quite aggressive toasty malt to rum soaked
    raisins, figs black pepper and just the right amount
    of bitterness. Rounded off by a spicy finish with a
    lingering caramel malty farewell. Absolutely
    delicious and dangerously drinkable - would give
    Straffe Hendricks Quad a run for its money. Would
    love to get the recipe for this.
    Place First Name
    Last
    Name
    Co Brewer Club Entry Name Style Name
    1 Jacques Marais London Amateur Brewers Darker's Quad Belgian Dark Strong Ale
    2 Serge Savin London Amateur Brewers Leshy Belgian Dark Strong Ale
    3 Ian Scott Ben Jones WE Homebrew Goodnight Scottie Belgian Golden Strong Ale

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  23. Table 4 : Wood Aged Beers (Simon Gladding)

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  24. Table 4 : Wood Aged Beers (Simon Gladding)
    Place
    First
    Name
    Last Name Co Brewer Club Entry Name Style Name
    1 Fraser Withers Charlie Cat London Amateur Brewers Too Strong For Kong
    Bourbon barrel aged
    imperial stout
    2 Lucas Stolarczyk London Amateur Brewers Maximum Oak Planck
    Baltic porter with sea salt,
    aged on oak
    3 Innes Crawford Aberdeen Homebrew Club By the Fire
    Wee heavy aged in rum
    and oak
    All 3 beers which placed were very good beers and after I judged them I more
    than happily drunk all 3.
    The quality of the Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial shone through in judging.
    It had amazing oak & vanilla flavours from the barrel and was very well balanced
    with the strong stout. It encouraged repeated and ever more frequent sips which
    is impressive (and dangerous) in such a high ABV beer.

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  25. Table 5 : Speciality Beers (Steve Plampton)

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  26. Table 5 : Speciality Beers (Steve Plampton)
    First place: 0079 – Although the beer lacked any conditioning it was a very balanced beer given the strength of
    the beer, the Cacao and Vanilla certainly were noticeable in a very good Sweet Stout which improved the
    experience. I would like the recipe.
    Second place: 0086 – Very very complex beer with the hints of Oak, vanilla and coffee, very boozy which
    shouldn’t be a surprise given the strength, but a slight harsh aftertaste just knocked this beer back.
    Third place: 0013 – This beer improved as it warmed up, with the Sea Salt evident, again the strength of the
    beer making it feel quite boozy. The sea salt gave the beer a slight sharpness.
    Place
    First
    Name
    Last Name Co Brewer Club Entry Name Style Name
    1 Brian Tomlinson Midlands Craft Brewers Cacao The Great
    Cacao and vanilla sweet
    stout
    2 Innes Crawford Aberdeen Homebrew Club Moch Choca Lata Yaya
    Imperial stout aged on oak,
    vanilla and coffee beans
    3 Lucas Stolarczyk London Amateur Brewers Maximum Planck Baltic porter with added sea
    salt

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  27. Table 6 Imperial Stouts (Simon Pipola)

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  28. Table 6 Imperial Stouts (Simon Pipola)
    Clear winner with an excellent balance of all the flavours
    you expect in an imperial stout. Winning beer really hit
    the nail on the head as whilst it was high abv the depth
    of flavour negated any excessive alcohol dominating.
    All good beers, one had a lovely touch of coconut - but
    this wasn’t on ingredients. Would be interested to know
    if they used Sabro.
    Place
    First
    Name
    Last
    Name
    Co Brewer Club Entry Name Style Name
    1 Serge Savin London Amateur Brewers
    Omnipresent Authority
    Figure
    Imperial Stout
    2 Stephan Martin Collusion Imperial Stout
    3 Barry Walsh The Hyperbolic Boys Beer Boars The Disappearing Man Imperial Stout

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  29. Insert your date / confidentiality text here 16X9 PRESENTATION KIT 29
    Highest
    ABV

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  30. Insert your date / confidentiality text here 16X9 PRESENTATION KIT 30
    Thanks to Alison at Brew Lab

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  31. Insert your date / confidentiality text here 16X9 PRESENTATION KIT 31

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  32. Style Claim Results Difference
    Imperial Stout 15.1%
    Speciality Wood Aged Beer 14.5%
    English Barleywine 14.5%
    Belgian Dark Strong Ale 13.8%
    Doppelbock 13.6%
    Imperial Stout 13.5%

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  33. Style Claim Results Difference
    Imperial Stout 15.1% 10.06% -33.4%
    Speciality Wood Aged Beer 14.5% 12.86% -11.3%
    English Barleywine 14.5% 13.85% -4.5%
    Belgian Dark Strong Ale 13.8%
    Doppelbock 13.6%
    Imperial Stout 13.5%

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  34. Style Claim Results Difference
    Imperial Stout 15.1% 10.06% -33.4%
    Speciality Wood Aged Beer 14.5% 12.86% -11.3%
    English Barleywine 14.5% 13.85% -4.5%
    Belgian Dark Strong Ale 13.8% 12.88% -6.7%
    Doppelbock 13.6% 13.96% 2.6%
    Imperial Stout 13.5% 11.13% -17.6%

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  35. Beer Name/Style ABV
    Simian Claws / Doppelbock 13.96% Lee Immins
    Obscurity / English Barleywine 13.85% Rich Caller
    Leshy / Belgian Dark Strong Ale 12.88% Serge Savin

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  36. Best Of
    Show

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  37. Thanks to the BoS judges Sam
    Tait, with Simon Gladding on
    Zoom
    (The UKs only two National
    grade BJCP judges!)

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  38. Table Name First Name Last Name Entry Name Style Name
    Barley and Wheat Wines Richard Caller Obscurity English Barleywine
    Baltic Porters, Doppelbocks,
    IPAs and Wee Heavies
    Craig Tarft Wee Bevvy Wee Heavy
    Belgian Strong Ales Jacques Marais Darker's Quad Belgian Dark Strong Ale
    Wood Aged Beers Fraser Withers Too Strong For Kong
    Speciality Wood Aged
    Beer
    Speciality Beers Brian Tomlinson Cacao The Great
    Spiced, Herb or
    Vegetable Beer
    Imperial Stouts Serge Savin
    Omnipresent Authority
    Figure
    Imperial Stout

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  39. Entry Name Style Name
    1
    2
    3Jacques Marais Darker's Quad Belgian Dark Strong Ale

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  40. Entry Name Style Name
    1
    2Fraser Withers Too Strong For Kong
    Speciality Wood Aged
    Beer
    3Jacques Marais Darker's Quad Belgian Dark Strong Ale

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  41. Entry Name Style Name
    1Craig Tarft Wee Bevvy Wee Heavy
    2Fraser Withers Too Strong For Kong
    Speciality Wood Aged
    Beer
    3Jacques Marais Darker's Quad Belgian Dark Strong Ale
    Well done Craig Tarft

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  42. Beer Name/Style ABV
    Simian Claws / Doppelbock 13.96% Lee Immins
    Obscurity / English Barleywine 13.85% Rich Caller
    Leshy / Belgian Dark Strong Ale 12.88% Serge Savin
    Reflections

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  43. Good things
    You know where the judges are!
    Zoom judging works quite well, in fact
    you can judge at your own pace and in
    peace.
    Zoom judging maintains a level of
    checking – correct bottles and forms
    etc
    Less time pressure
    Was easy to double check scores via e
    mail
    Cost of providing judges food balanced
    cost of shipping – finances worked out
    OK.
    Not-so-good things
    Judges have different bottles
    You have to store everything
    You have to ship everything
    Judges don’t follow e mail instructions very
    well – a start off Zoom would’ve been useful
    Entrants had to provide more bottles
    Only good for stable beers?
    The biggest fear, especially for BoS

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  44. Well done to all the entrants for even attempting to make such strong beers!

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  45. Beer Name/Style ABV
    Simian Claws / Doppelbock 13.96% Lee Immins
    Obscurity / English Barleywine 13.85% Rich Caller
    Leshy / Belgian Dark Strong Ale 12.88% Serge Savin
    The End
    (and hopefully the BoS placers will
    tell us about their beers)

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