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Discussion in 'Support & Suggestions' started by krl2112, Mar 14, 2013.

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  1. kvgomps

    kvgomps Defender (655) Feb 10, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Didn't read all the posts so someone may have already said it, but most of us (presumably) grew up with an education system where a 60% was an F. Apply that scale here and everything under a 3 is a Fail and a 4 is still a mediocre grade. Granted education grades are a percentile of something concrete(ish) and this scoring is more or less arbitrary, but they sure do seem to align if you look at beer scores/quality.
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  2. olfolxholme

    olfolxholme Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2011 California

    I think most users rate too highly. Especially on the Hads - which is a tough thing. I wish I could just say "Had" and not give a score.

    Admittedly, my first slew of reviews were probably inflated as well. But still, I think the answer to the OP is YES.
  3. cdmillard

    cdmillard Aspirant (245) Feb 17, 2013 Maryland

    I tend to not rate beer styles that I don't care for, as I think it does a disservice to the beer. I, for one, am not a fan of Hoppy beers...I know...a crime, right? BUT..that doesn't make them bad. I let the guys that are hop fans rate those, as they can give an accurate rating. NOW...Belgian quads....I'll chime in on that one!
  4. Rekrule

    Rekrule Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    The majority of my hads are negative rdev. So for me I say yes.
  5. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Aspirant (282) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    I saw one beer review that was absolutely scathing, guy said he hated it, would never buy it again, yadda yadda...gave it around a 3.3.
  6. omniscientcause

    omniscientcause Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2010 District of Columbia

    I choose not to rate beers unless I think I am going to really like it or if I do really like it. I also have a ton of beers I havent rated and loved...so with me it is completely random, but it may look like I give out high scores easily.
  7. Thehuntmaster

    Thehuntmaster Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 South Africa

    I guess it depends on what you consider your 'average' beer and whether you rate beers 100% to style.

    For example, if I only consider Bourbon BA stouts, then BCBS is probably average. On the other hand, if I am considering all beers, BCBS is a hell of a lot better than average.
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