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Comment Do you think most BAs rate beers too high?

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by krl2112, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. kvgomps

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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

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    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

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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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