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RateBeer Best, Summer 2003
THE BEST BEERS IN THE WORLD AS NAMED BY THE WORLD'S BEER DRINKERS
May 22, 2003
RateBeer.com is pleased to announce the results of its third semi-annual world beer competition RateBeer Best, Summer 2003. RateBeer Best is the world's largest beer competition. Over 22,000 different beers were tasted from over 3400 brewers in 120 different countries. Over 188,000 ratings from beer drinkers the world over were tabulated to determine the results.
The judging was done by thousands of amateur beer enthusiasts from 65 countries around the world with America's beers being most rated. Several of the world's most avid amateur beer enthusiasts participated in the contest including
Per Samuelsson (Sweden), Josh Oakes (Canada), Philippe Corbat(Switzerland) Joe Marjancik (Arizona, USA), Scott Johnson (New York, USA) and John Brus (the Netherlands). Because of their amateur status there are no minced words in the reviews -- beers were rated frankly and freely. The competition was held without a single industry sponsorship.
Further validity was ensured by mathematical/statistical and intensive personal efforts to thwart "trolls" -- site vandals who attempt to influence ratings with very positive or negative ratings. A judged "taste" most often meant an entire store-bought beer was consumed over a range of temperatures and with a fresh palate. We've worked hard to ensure that RateBeer Best is not only the largest beer competition in existence but also that it has a level of integrity without peer.
We've done this all for love of beer and we've chosen the only the very best beers available for recognition. We hope you enjoy them and the results.
Awards were given to world's top brewers, in World and North American categories.
<a href=/documents/TopBrewers_2003a.asp>Top Brewers World and North America
Awards were given in fifteen style categories in five regions of the U.S. and Canada, outside North America (World), and overall.
<a href=/documents/TopByCategory_2003a.asp>Top 5 In Each Style Category
<a href=/documents/Top50_2003a.asp>Best Beers Overall
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