Poorly Rated Beers That You Actually Liked

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mcrago, Mar 4, 2013.

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  1. sukwonee

    sukwonee Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 Washington

    BA wake up dead.
  2. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    Lagunitas IPA. IPA fest at Tribes Mokena a couple years back, this tasted good as hell on-tap there.
  3. ChrisMon02

    ChrisMon02 Savant (998) May 2, 2010 Ohio

    Stone Belgo Anise. I get a lot of people hated it but if I would have stumbled on it earlier I would have at least 4-5 in the cellar now.
  4. FlakyBiscuit

    FlakyBiscuit Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Stevens Point Whole hog 6 hop IPA. Very malty for an IPA but unique in flavor with some toffee and caramel notes. I enjoyed it but only scored 79 overall.
  5. ufmj

    ufmj Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2013 Florida

  6. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (577) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana

    Dundee Pale Bock Ale.
  7. IndyDad

    IndyDad Zealot (521) Jan 21, 2013 New York

    Ah, the demise of Mahar's is very sad to us all. I'll go with Anchor Bock, at a lowly 68, but it was pretty good...
  8. AlexFields

    AlexFields Meyvn (1,320) Dec 13, 2009 Tennessee

    Ghost Face Killah
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  9. DougC123

    DougC123 Disciple (330) Aug 21, 2012 Connecticut

    Huh? It is rated an 87. Hardly a poor rating.
  10. kemoarps

    kemoarps Poo-Bah (1,546) Apr 30, 2008 Washington

    apparently I enjoyed Tsingtao considerably more than most on this site. Although, to be fair, that was my very first ever review, and I was hungover and in the Netherlands at the time. Haven't tried it since, but have a sneaking suspicion it would not rate NEARLY as highly if I re-reviewed...
  11. atoulouk

    atoulouk Aspirant (283) Apr 25, 2011 Indiana

    Hell or High Watermelon
  12. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Wyoming

    Avery's White Rascal (BA - 83...Bros - 77)

    I really genuinely love this beer. I think it might be a guilty pleasure. When I visited Avery's, I was honestly most excited about having a pint of this on tap even with all the other delicious things there. I've definitely had better beer, even much better witbiers, but White Rascal is just easily available, not too complicated, crisp, and delicious.
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  13. LopeJuice

    LopeJuice Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2012 New York

  14. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Initiate (177) Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

    Quite a few offerings from Magic Hat. They are far from a brewery I love, but they get a ton of flack here and I've had much worse stuff from higher regarded breweries. I also have a bit of a soft spot for MH since they were the brewery that converted me to craft.
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  15. Brew33

    Brew33 Crusader (783) Oct 24, 2007 Ohio

    Blue Moon

    It's a very solid Witbier.
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  16. AugiePrimrose

    AugiePrimrose Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2009 Illinois

    Point Cascade Pale Ale out of Stevens Point, WI. With a 79 rating on here, I'm definitely in the minority in thinking this beer is really good.
  17. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (827) Jul 15, 2011 Florida

    Guiness, Murphy's, and Boddington's. Light in flavor, but enjoyable on occassion
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  18. Celtics76

    Celtics76 Crusader (704) Sep 5, 2011 Rhode Island

    Blue Moon Winter Abbey..71 (56 from the Bros). I think it's rated low because it has the Blue Moon name.
  19. NoLeafClover44

    NoLeafClover44 Defender (660) Feb 24, 2011 Delaware

    Cisco Bailey's Blonde Ale. I really enjoy this hoppy, higher ABV adaptation on a typically unexciting style. It is a great summertime brew.
  20. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Disciple (370) Nov 10, 2006 California

    Hoppin Frog Frosted Frog. I know it's 83 and not below your 80 threshold. But the poorest rated beer I love.
  21. SenorHops

    SenorHops Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    I think Bud Light is incredibly underrated!:wink:
  22. mscott1975

    mscott1975 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Winterhook by Redhook is rated 81, so not quite below the bench mark. But it's a beer I look forward to every year.
  23. luisfrancisco

    luisfrancisco Initiate (174) Dec 1, 2009 Mexico

    I came to say exactly this. WOW this is a great beer. I had this last weekend. I did not think much of the brewery and would not have bought it, but a sales guy really recommended it. I almost bought expecting it not to be good. It was also very reasonably priced. Next time I visit the store I will try to stock up on it.
  24. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2012 Arizona

    Kronenbourg 1664- would have to be one that I like, for an adjunct type lager. Its rated poorly and I cant blame people for thier comparisons to Stella and Heineken, But its something I drink a lot if there are no local offerings.
    Left Hand Milk stout Nitro needs to be rated Higher... IMO
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  25. socon67

    socon67 Poo-Bah (1,873) Jun 18, 2010 New York

    This is one of the beers I would pick too. I drank this and Dixie Blackened Voodoo plenty of times in New Orelans when I wanted a changeup from hurricanes.
  26. airforbes1

    airforbes1 Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2010 California

    There were several people bashing Pork Slap in a recent thread, which surprised me because I think it's a good, simple pale ale. Horses for courses!
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  27. yamar68

    yamar68 Meyvn (1,320) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    Ghost Face Killlah
  28. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,887) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana

    Del Ducato L'Ultima Luna. It's a Calvados barrel aged Barleywine and like drinking caramel drizzled apples. I think it gets bad reviews because it is almost still. I can understand why that would turn people off.
  29. langchops

    langchops Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012 Illinois

    Victory's Golden Monkey Bros-77 where's the love for the Monkey?
  30. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2012 Arizona

    Agreed, dont drink it from the can though, it could ruin it for ya....
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  31. SadMachine

    SadMachine Poo-Bah (1,669) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey

    If we're going with a score of 80 or less as the OP implied then I'd have to go w/ Yuengling. It's just a solid lager that is my go to when I'm out at bars that don't carry craft beer. If we're setting the bar slightly higher I'd go w/ Grimbergen Dubbel. Granted I may just rate it a bit high because it was probably the beer that had the biggest impact on me as far as getting me into craft beer, but I just really think it's an excellent beer! Now w/ hads being factored in it's up to an 85, but was only an 83 before that...

    edit: also, what's up with the hate for Weyerbacher's Blithering Idiot?! I find it exceptionally strange because Insanity is their highest rated beer, and that's just the BA version. Granted it is better after the barrel aging, but it's not THAT MUCH better (a full 10 points!)!!
  32. Rohkey

    Rohkey Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2013 Michigan

    Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest and Summer Shandy. They are the two main beers that got me into craft beer, and I can still enjoy them (even though, now, I can recognize they are fairly poor quality when compared to what I've been more recently exposed to). Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter is also pretty delicious, I drink a couple a week as a very solid beer for the price.

    Edit: Blue Moon as well. It's often what I end up having to settle for when going to certain bars/events/chain restaurants that only have typical macrobrews.
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  33. Mikecap

    Mikecap Champion (803) May 18, 2012 Rhode Island

    Sam Adams Imperial White
    Carib Lager...only a 66 by BA community? It goes down quite smoothly on a Caribbean beach
  34. walterfredo

    walterfredo Initiate (190) Nov 22, 2011 California

    Mad River Stealhead Extra Pale Ale.
  35. bunni

    bunni Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2011 Texas

    I'll claim nostalgia on this one too--Indio! I don't even know that this has been in the states that long, but you can't beat grandma's homemade chile con carne with a bottle of this stuff to wash it down.
  36. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (172) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    Dos Equis Amber....forgive me
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  37. bleakies

    bleakies Disciple (364) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Mayflower Autumn Wheat, a seasonal dark wheat ale that has far fewer fans than I'd expect. If I made a habit of checking the ratings here or elsewhere before making a purchase on something I haven't tried, I'd likely have missed out on this one altogether.


    I believe, however, that its score has improved since last time I saw it; I think it was 75 or thereabouts.
  38. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,633) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    A couple immediately came to mind.
    Del Norte (R.I.P. now) Luminaria Bock would definitely be one. Most people full-on hated it, but I thought it was pretty tasty.
    I never minded S.A. Cranberry Lambic. Yes, the name is stupid, but I don't think it's that bad.
    While at 78 it's considered to be okay, I full-on love Santa Fe's Nut Brown Ale.

    A few others that people have trashed would be macro lagers from random countries like India and Brazil. While many truly are pretty bad, there are some that really aren't. I've had a couple that when fresh are a pretty big leap over our US macros and might even be confused with something like Full Sail Session or at the very least Stella Artois.
  39. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

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  40. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    Another is my summer treat of Warsteiner Verum 12oz cans,will pick up 2-3 cs at $16 case,only a 78 on BA.Cheers
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