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What would be some of the top retired beers?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by shuajw, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. shuajw

    shuajw Savant (495) Georgia Aug 12, 2007

    I was trying to think of what the top retired beers would be and how they would fit in the Top 250.

    The ones I was able to come up with (over 100 reviews and using the Top 250 formula):

    Rare - WR=4.644 (approximately #2 or #3)
    KH - 4.564 (#9)
    Armand Spring - 4.461 (#25)
    Kate - 4.449 (#30)
    BCBVS - 4.417 (#37)
    DDG - 4.414 (#39)
    Armand Summer - 4.331 (#80)
    Deviation - 4.324 (#90)
    Cuir - 4.294 (#110)
    Wanderer - 4.189 (#250)

    Any others that folks can think of? I'm sure there's more, but I was surprised there were so few retired beers that would be in the Top 250.
  2. brian23456

    brian23456 Savant (255) Minnesota Apr 29, 2008

    I think at one point there was a top retired list here on BA that was pretty cool to see but it wasn't around long. I think Deviation and Izzy were at the top.
    It's crazy to think some of those beers on your list would be so low on the new top beers list! Must be the number of reviews?
  3. aasher

    aasher Champion (945) Indiana Jan 27, 2010

    Blauw, Roze, Loerik, etc.
  4. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    Nevermind! (M and Dave don't qualify, see post #7)
  5. Rempo

    Rempo Initiate (0) Indiana Jan 18, 2010

  6. Such a list exists, though a different group of people compiled it.
  7. shuajw

    shuajw Savant (495) Georgia Aug 12, 2007

    Neither have 100 ratings, but with the adjusted rating: M would be at 4.095 and Dave would be at 3.926
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  8. shuajw

    shuajw Savant (495) Georgia Aug 12, 2007

    Blauw is one I missed with over 100 ratings, it'd be at weighted rating of 4.266 (around #135)

    Black Biscuit is another I missed, 4.286 (around #120)
  9. Most of the beers on the whale list would qualify. Some are on there for absurd rarity, but most are very highly rated.
  10. Yeah, but they don't have 100 reviews because of absurd rarity, which is often the case with great retired beers. To qualify and be retired, a beer has to have either been an enormous release (Rare) or a small annual release that was killed after quite a few years (Kate).
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  11. shuajw

    shuajw Savant (495) Georgia Aug 12, 2007

    I completely agree, I was just applying the current Top 250 formula to some retired beers. I'm sure a better formula could applied for rare/whale beers.
  12. JuniperJesus

    JuniperJesus Savant (440) Illinois Feb 26, 2011

    Goose Island Oatmeal Stout
  13. shuajw

    shuajw Savant (495) Georgia Aug 12, 2007

    Did the Trader Joe's Stockyard Oatmeal Stout get retired too?
  14. No, it's still being made.
  15. Founders Nemesis '09 and '10.