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VICBREW 2019

Discussion in 'Competitions & Results' started by MartinOC, 9/7/19.

 

  1. NoClue2Brew

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    Posted 18/9/19
    Thanks Andy - not the end of the world if it cant be found.

    Im keen for the feedback but not upset if it cant be tracked down.
     
  2. MartinOC

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    Posted 19/9/19
    Hi Guys,

    I'm going to jump-in without a safety net here & rely on my memory, which is.....erm....I can't remember why (but it's bad!).

    The Belgians definitely only had two judges on one table & three on the other on Saturday morning. That was expanded to another table of three for the arvo, as judges became available. That'd be why you'll see a "Phantom" third scoresheet, as it's an average of the two judges at the table = the third judge.

    That category is a really tough gig & we had VERY experienced judges on all 3 tables, so you can be assured your feedback is coming from some of the best available. My only beef is that the ONLY Biere De Garde entered got 1st place (AGAIN!!!!). I tasted it & berated the judges for high-scoring what I considered a poor example of the style & Mike G. referred me back to the style guidelines that provided quite a wide scope. I ate crow........

    There were a few no-shows from expected judges :(, so it's possible that an aggregate (ie. "Phantom") judge had to be created for some tables. Whatever the wash-up, please enjoy & learn from the feedback you got from the available judges.

    If you got feedback that your beer was poor, take it on-board & learn from it. Improve your brewing.

    Above all, RDWHAHB!

    Cheers,

    Martin

    Edit: PS - Thanks to the bloke that put in several entries & didn't pay for them & didn't respond to emails or phonecalls. That's instant disqualification! We drank them as we were sorting the entries on the Friday morning. Some of them were actually pretty good!
     
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    Posted 19/9/19
    Thanks to everyone who clearly put in a lot of work. this was my first ever time entering and trying to find a place open to drop things off at the last minute was amusing. Not going to complain with 2nd place in the Belgians :s absolute fluke.
     
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    Thanks for the feed back Martin.
     
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    Posted 21/10/19
    Hey guys, bit late but big thanks to the organizers. It has been my first time in a competition and it has been a great experience, I canĀ“t recommend more. I didn't expect the high quality of the feedback, really useful and encouraging. Hope to help next year!
    I was also wondering if there were certificates for minor places in each category, or just for the winners? Cheers!
     
  6. MartinOC

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    Posted 21/10/19
    Hi Mate,

    I'm afraid we only give prizes to the top-3 in each category. Can you really imagine/appreciate getting a certificate to hang on your brewery wall that says "Stone motherless last" in "X" category? Multiples of them???????

    We've toyed with the idea of a "Wooden Spoon Award" as a bit of a tongue in cheek piss-take, but decided against it. Not the best encouragement to new brewers....

    Trust me, there are members of the organising committee who have scored very poorly & even "book-ended" a category (ie. 1st & last in the category). I'm one of them..:fallingoffchair:

    It all comes down to the judges on the day......
     
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    Posted 22/10/19
    Hey Martin, Are the prizes posted out? I havent received anything yet?
     
  8. MartinOC

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    Posted 24/10/19
    We're waiting until after the Nationals (this weekend) just in case one of the Vic. entries scores a national prize, which can be collected by one of the Vic. delegates & we can mail them both at the same time.
     
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