journal of a self proclaimed beer connoisseur

Ratings retrofit

I hadn’t really thought about it – but I don’t currently have any way for someone to gauge my general “ranking” or opinion of a beer. For that reason I am going to undergo a “ratings retrofit” and amend all my reviews to date to include a rating. I typically do this on anyway, so I will just round those ratings to the nearest whole number.

I am going to rate beers out of five pints.

1 pint is a disgusting liquid that should be injected back into the horse (or moose) weiner. These are beers I wouldn’t ever drink again even if they were free.



5 pints will represent a heavenly brew that beer lovers should go above and beyond to obtain. We are talking about beers that epitomize their respective styles.

I will then use these ratings going forward for new reviews.


3 responses

  1. I have never beer a fan of a rating system, but I value your comments on the beers. The pints do look pretty cool, and now I will be able to get a hold on your scale.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    • Yeah, you need to be careful not to take someones ratings as gospel. You need to try them all for yourself!

      I like the system on others blogs when I am looking for new beers to try. I also find a basic rating system useful personally as I can taste that beer again in the future and look back to see how my tastes have changed.

      January 24, 2011 at 7:20 PM

  2. Love your new rating system. The description on a 1 Pint rating is very funny.

    I agree, ratings need to be taken with a grain of salt, as I have said before, one persons A is another’s F. What I may love, others may hate.

    I give ratings on my site just to give a quick idea of what I thought of the beer or for a reference for myself, like you do Gramity.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:41 AM

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