Beer review method
Our philosophy is that there is something good in everything, every beer has something redeeming about it, has a purpose, and something that someone will enjoy – this is especially crew for a craft beer or a nice micro brewed beer. So when we review a beer, we consider a few criteria and give it a score out of ten. The score is supposed to highlight the good parts of a beer so that people can find a beer that suits them and their mood.
The criteria are:
- Style/intention – how well the beer did what it was trying to do;
- So an OK beer that is trying to be a pretty standard mass market pale ale will do better than an all-in-all good beer that is trying to be interesting and innovative but is actually not creative.
- Sessionability – how easy it is to drink a few of these;
- A good beer here is a beer that is easy to drink, but so bland that it will get boring quickly.
- Complexity – how complex the beer is, whether it’s a slow drinker, and how much it makes you think;
- For a beer that has a bit in it. The beer can be obviously complex or more subtle, as long as there are a few flavours to find in there.
- General – catches any other elements of the beer that need to be addressed;
- Often to examine the thoughtfulness of the beer or just how we feel about the general vibe.
All this is then averaged to give it a rating between one and ten:
|1 – Toilet water would be better||6 – Quite a good beer, you won’t be disappointed|
|2 – Avoid it||7 – Go out of your way to try it|
|3 – Pretty bad, but tolerable||8 – Wow! It’s a standout|
|4 – Drinkable, but not the best||9 – Buy 5 slabs|
|5 – Easily drinkable and enjoyable||10 – The only beer you’ll ever need|
Most craft beers sit between a 6.00 and a 7.99. Since our philosophy is there is something good in everything, most beer is quite good!