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Comment How do you add your "Hads"?

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by wesbray, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. wesbray

    wesbray Feb 29, 2012 Alberta (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Since i'm relatively new to the site, it seems like a lot of work to add beers I had in the past. Do you only add ones as you go or have you attempted to retroactively add and rate every beer you have had?
  2. thecheapies

    thecheapies Jan 11, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Add as you go. You can't possibly rate accurately based on memory, only experience. Besides, it's fun to revisit all of those off-the-shelf beers you once thought you enjoyed/hated.
  3. Bartolio

    Bartolio Dec 14, 2012

    I agree. Outside of rating beers, I'd like to catalog the beers I know and love somewhere for mere referencing. Maybe the new app will have a solution.
  4. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Site Editor Subscriber Beer Trader

    I definitely review as I go... I never add beers retroactively (unless it is from notes taken when I was not in front of a computer or did not have an internet connection - and those are usually a couple days old at most).
  5. LeRose

    LeRose Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    ^What this says, and what thecheapies said...(haven't figured out the quote two posts thing yet)

    When I decided to start, I went from my notebook to "backfill". I use an Excel spreadsheet where I added a column for a totally subjective rating of would I buy it again, otherwise it pretty much follows the BA format. I keep handwritten notes if I am not near a computer, and if my ability to collect information is impaired (social setting, usually) I don't try bother review - there's always another day and another beer. There is no way it can be done correctly from memory. I also went back to double-check and absolutely discovered that my perception had changed on a handful.
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