What is the lowest rated beer on BeerAdvocate?

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by ifnkovhg, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. ifnkovhg

    ifnkovhg Initiate (184) Aug 12, 2008 California

    Just curious. Thanks!
     
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  2. Mindcrime1000

    Mindcrime1000 Champion (831) Apr 30, 2016 South Dakota
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  3. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (2,091) Dec 11, 2006 California
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  4. Amendm

    Amendm Zealot (588) Jun 7, 2018 Rhode Island
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    Pick any style and look at the bottom rated ones, there's a slew of um..
     
  5. ifnkovhg

    ifnkovhg Initiate (184) Aug 12, 2008 California

  6. ifnkovhg

    ifnkovhg Initiate (184) Aug 12, 2008 California

    Sorry! Sorry! I meant "ranked". Not "rated". What a stupid I am!
     
  7. jasonmason

    jasonmason Initiate (180) Oct 6, 2004 California

  8. scream

    scream Meyvn (1,130) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin
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    who cares ? Why does anybody care about low-rated beer ? What is the point of the question ????
     
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  9. lucius10

    lucius10 Zealot (555) Aug 1, 2017 California

    Ahhh..man...still trying to catch my breath...you were not lying! the reviews had me in tears! And my dog looking at me like something is wrong with me! LOL!
     
  10. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Savant (920) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Sam Adams Triple Bock!!
     
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  11. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (975) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Some of the reviews are very funny. A good review of a really bad beer brings good comedy writing to the fore. Laughing is good medicine.
     
  12. Spaten454

    Spaten454 Disciple (367) Aug 23, 2012 Texas
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    I don't remember what beer it was from, (I think Sam Adams triple bock), but it had the best review of a bad beer I've ever read: it tastes like sadness feels.
     
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  13. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Savant (920) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    I think that review was from a member who went by @Overlord. I was trying ti find but couldn't
    .
     
  14. ifnkovhg

    ifnkovhg Initiate (184) Aug 12, 2008 California

    Mean people suck, Scream.
     
  15. lester619

    lester619 Devotee (470) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    Oh yeah I remember that one. It went on and on forever about how awful it was. It was more manifesto than review. It was a very good read.
     
  16. woodchipper

    woodchipper Meyvn (1,105) Oct 25, 2005 Connecticut
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    I find this question extremely interesting, but I can't quite define why. No, I don't want to hate on the brewery or the beer (but I will avoid it). I think I just like data, especially extreme data points.
    What can we learn about good beer from bad beer? Something I think.
     
  17. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (975) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    He had a perfect way of mangling the language and making a good point. I loved reading his work. I could tell he had fun doing it!
     
  18. scream

    scream Meyvn (1,130) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin
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    my guess is that the lowest rated beer here is one I would not buy anyway. Interesting that nobody has posted what that beer might be ?
     
  19. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,945) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I opened the link provided by Mindcrime1000 in post #2 on the 3 Floyd’s beers and as usual the reviews are a hoot reading. Obviously that was a crappy beer of epic proportions

    Just got the idea to pull up a popular AAL and quite a few of the reviews about matched some of the scores of the abysmal 3 F beer. Not all mind you but more than a few, and obviously a few were rated to style I suppose too to earn very high marks, I was just curious.
    wow, some guys rated it incredibly high, something for everyone I suppose.
     
  20. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (4,453) Dec 25, 2003 California

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  21. CheapHysterics

    CheapHysterics Aspirant (228) Apr 1, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Totally agree. A beers of shame list wouldn't be as useful as the beers of fame list, but it would be interesting and much more humorous.
     
  22. CheapHysterics

    CheapHysterics Aspirant (228) Apr 1, 2009 Pennsylvania

    You wouldn't buy it normally, but if you knew what the lowest rated beer was then there'd be an incentive to buy it just once so you could: (a) see if it's as bad as it's hyped up (down?) to be, (b) say that you've had the worst beer in the world to your be geek friends, and (c) contribute your review of said beer.
     
  23. woodchipper

    woodchipper Meyvn (1,105) Oct 25, 2005 Connecticut
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    And if that opinion was popular, the lowest rated beer would (temporarily) become a big seller. I love the irony.
     
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  24. readyski

    readyski Aspirant (249) Jun 4, 2005 California
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    One of the beautiful things about the free market, aside from never being boring/stagnant
    You get these awesome examples at both ends of the spectrum
     
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  25. Gajo74

    Gajo74 Poo-Bah (2,251) Sep 14, 2014 New York
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    Because there’s nothing good on TV at the moment?
     
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    Gajo74 Poo-Bah (2,251) Sep 14, 2014 New York
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  27. CheapHysterics

    CheapHysterics Aspirant (228) Apr 1, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Would there be a financial incentive for the brewers of the 2nd and 3rd worst beers in the world to tweak their recipes and try to unseat #1? I'd love to be a fly on the wall at the meeting where they discuss ways to make their beer even shittier.
     
  28. Scottsbeer

    Scottsbeer Devotee (411) Nov 3, 2017 Florida
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    This thread reminded me of one I never bothered rating because it was the worst beer I have ever tasted. I actually sent a bottle in a trade, as an extra, extra with a disclaimer because the label was cool. https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/7944/39668/
     
  29. emillner

    emillner Initiate (137) Jun 11, 2004 Virginia

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    IPAExpert69 Aspirant (212) Aug 2, 2017 Pennsylvania
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  32. Peach63

    Peach63 Aspirant (220) Jul 17, 2019 New York
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    My guess would be "Billy" beer. Worst swill I've ever tasted! :nauseated_face:
     
  33. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,493) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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  34. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,840) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I suspect that it was a then current beer that was just rebranded. I have no evidence to back that up.
     
  35. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,493) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Yeah, I've just started looking into it now. I have an empty Billy Beer can that says Falls City Brewing in Louisville, KY, produced the beer, but the beer is not listed on their BA page, not even as retired. Cool Springs Brewery in Franklin, TN, lists a Billy Beer as retired on their BA page, but no pic is shown of the can to know if it's the right beer. Maybe multiple breweries made this beer?

    I'll google it later this evening a get it figured out.
     
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  36. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,840) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I believe that I had the version brewed by Pearl. Yeah, I found my can of JR beer and I remember both coming from the same brewery.
     
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  37. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,945) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I saw a few unopened Billy Beers on the shelf at a antique shop last week. I didn’t bother to look at the price.
     
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  38. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,493) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Empty cans are typically just 2-3 bucks when I see them at antique stores, and I doubt that full cans would bring much more. A true collector likely wants an empty can, preferably emptied by a small hole in the bottom, so a purist might pay a premium price to empty one that way..
     
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  39. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,344) Sep 24, 2007 Kyrgyzstan
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    i would drink one if I ever found one.
     
  40. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (975) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    My full can of Billy Beer feels chunky. It was brewed at Falls City in Cincinnati. No two brothers could be different than Jimmy and Billy. Jimmy was working on Camp David and Billy was holding court at a local gas station. There's even a better story here and it might take some fiction without any real names or attribution......
     
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