Top Rated Beers: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
How was this list calculated?
Lists are generated using a Bayesian estimate that pulls data from millions of BeerAdvocate user ratings and normalizes scores based on the number of ratings for each beer.
The general statistical formula is:
weighted rank (WR) = (v ÷ (v+m)) × R + (m ÷ (v+m)) × C R = average (mean) rating for the beer = (Rating) v = number of ratings for the beer = (votes) m = minimum ratings required to be considered (currently 63) = (the average number of ratings across the dataset) C = the mean rating across the dataset (currently 3.88)But enough nerd talk. Let's drink a beer!