Ratings Anomaly?

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Casterbridge, May 31, 2020.

  1. Casterbridge

    Casterbridge Disciple (388) Mar 26, 2010 Connecticut

    I'm not sure this is the place to post this, but I'll try it anyway. I was looking up Ommegang's Idyll Days Pilsner, which has a score of 78. Yet the average is 4.27. Granted, there are only six ratings. Has anyone run across a similar situation? Thanks.
    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/42/468732/
     
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  2. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,781) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Yeah that’s weird. Based on the scores I’d expect that beer to have a score of 85 (based strictly on a percentage score out of 5.0). Maybe the score is weighted somehow? I generally just look at the review scorings out of 5.0 so not sure how that correlates to the score out of 100.
     
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  3. DIM

    DIM Poo-Bah (2,801) Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Also, why is it listed as a euro pale lager?
     
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  4. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,031) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  5. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,031) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Irrelevant to the thread, but the brewer lists it as a "Belgian-style pilsner" and Belgium is in Europe and a Pilsner is a lager. Whoever added it probably thought "European Pale Lager" was the best fit, and they're not necessarily wrong.
     
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  6. DIM

    DIM Poo-Bah (2,801) Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Makes sense. I saw the word pilsner in the name, didn't know anything else about it. Thanks.
     
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  7. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,972) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    Yeah the Ommegang beer is similar to Allagash’s Trupenny which uses a Belgian saison yeast. I found both delicious by the way. That hybrid works really well.
     
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