We Like to Keep Track of ThingsOur beer list was originally a little red book (which we still occasionally use) that this website's founder used to write down information of the beer he was drinking, including taste, serving type, venue, etc. Actually, let's rewind even further. It all started in January of 2010, when he had set course for London, England, UK for a half-year temporary move abroad. Before living Europe, beer was only a means to get confident. Sadly, that was the way things were until it was discovered that beer can actually taste good. No longer were the choices limited to three - maybe four different kinds of bottled yellow water. Like we've said time and time again, every beer is different. Even the cheap ones. If you like traveling, why would you keep going to the same place? Exactly. If you like beer, give some new ones a chance from time to time. Turns out you may just find that your new favorite beverage isn't one molecule away from human waste.
Our Rating SystemOur scale ranges between 1.00 and 5.00, rounded to the nearest hundredth. Nothing can get lower than a 1.00 and the scale is nearly logarithmic, so it is increasingly more difficult for a beer to get a score that is high as you continue up the scale, especially between 4.00 and 5.00. Simply put, the difference between 4.40 and 4.50 is much greater than the difference between 2.00 and 2.10. This way, beers that score highly are not only emphasized, they are easier to differentiate between each other as well.
Confused? Here is a simple table for your reference:
1.00-1.49 - Don't bother... these beers aren't even worth being called beer. These are beers purchased by people who supply underaged drinkers (wrong and illegal) solely for the purpose of getting really drunk at college. People call these beers cheap, but we think they're still expensive, because you have to use money to purchase them... Example: AB InBev Bud Light Lime And Clamato Chelada
1.50-1.99 - Though not as repulsive as lower rated beers (obviously), these are not brews that we would recommend to anyone. At the same time, these beers present good value as a few of them can offer some decent tastes for a great price. Example: Simonds Farsons Lacto
2.00-2.49 - These are beers that are alright to keep around the house for casual drinking. You won't be impressed by any of these unless your beer experience is on the young side, but that's not to say that some of them are not worth trying from time to time. Example: East African Breweries Tusker Lager
2.50-2.99 - Now we're starting to get into recommended beers. These are beers that we would recommend based on your own personal style preferences, among other things. Price is still not much of a factor here, and good value can definitely be found in this range. Example: Greens Endeavor Dubbel Ale
3.00-3.49 - These are good beers that we would recommend to almost anyone. Unless you really did not like a particular style of beer, an example with this rating would be approved by almost everyone who enjoys a good beer. Example: Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
3.50-3.99 - These beers are very good. If you get a chance to try one of these, please give yourself a treat. Remember to always enjoy a good beer in the proper glass. Brewers will tell you, the last part of the brewing process is pouring the beer into the glass. Example: Allagash Old HLT
4.00-4.49 - Beers rated in this category will nearly universally be highly approved. Though most likely on the expensive side, these are great beers for those occasions when you won't settle for anything substandard. Take these beers seriously. Example: Troegs Mad Elf 2011
4.50-5.00 - When you instantly know something is the best of whatever you've ever had, it belongs in this range. Either we are extremely critical (picky), or we have yet to find that beer we've always been looking for, because this ratings range as you can see, gets little action... if any. Example: None Yet
The ListBecause we are lazy and didn't feel like typing all of the information into an HTML table, we let Excel do it for us. To view the sheet, click HERE.
(Last Updated 3-17-17)
Number of Rated Beers as of Last Update: 1588
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