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 http://www.ratebeer.com 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.
This entry was posted on January 24, 2011 by gramity. It was filed under General, Ratings and was tagged with Beer, ratings, Tasting.
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
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