Infected beer.... ratings?

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Lukaduke
beers 2923 º places 62 º 14:44 Tue 10/2/2012

So whats a rater to do... if you pop open a beer and you know its infected, should we just move on and try to get another bottle that may or may not suffer from the same fate... or would it be helpful to rate it as infected and if someone sees a few ratings in a row of an infected batch it may help them steer clear of the problem! Your thoughts?

 
NobleSquirrel
beers 3439 º places 209 º 15:00 Tue 10/2/2012

If itís infected, rate it. That way it becomes a better known issue. At the same time, Iíd still try and find a better sample as well.

 
b3shine
beers 7862 º places 317 º 15:06 Tue 10/2/2012

Originally posted by NobleSquirrel
If itís infected, rate it. That way it becomes a better known issue. At the same time, Iíd still try and find a better sample as well.


This.

 
Lukaduke
beers 2923 º places 62 º 15:10 Tue 10/2/2012

Originally posted by b3shine
Originally posted by NobleSquirrel
If itís infected, rate it. That way it becomes a better known issue. At the same time, Iíd still try and find a better sample as well.


This. And make sure to say you think itís infected in your rating.


Thats my feeling as well... I agree and will be sure to start the review with INFECTED... seems like its pure pediocucus infection... was a bit thick and viscous and soured a bit but not in a good way. After looking up other ratings and seeing it poured with a big frothy head and the fact it was a saison...

 
77ships
beers 7350 º places 171 º 15:11 Tue 10/2/2012

Rate it - if it is a common problem the ratings should reflect it - if I find a good bottle, I will add it to the rating if I can remember. Imagine if you could not rate for instance flat bottle of Angels Share would the ratings represent the beer you are likely to pay good money for? I think if a brewer releases bad / infected beers he has no right to complain about us badly rating it - someone paid good money and got to drink something disgusting, nice.

 
3fourths
beers 9016 º places 1527 º 15:14 Tue 10/2/2012

Originally posted by NobleSquirrel
If itís infected, rate it. That way it becomes a better known issue. At the same time, Iíd still try and find a better sample as well.


doesnít happen too often based on what I see... funny thing, the folks who regularly return to the same beer in different batches/releases/vintages seem to be the most knowledgeable beer evaluators, and the folks I learn the most from.

 
Lukaduke
beers 2923 º places 62 º 15:19 Tue 10/2/2012

Thanks for the input guys... luckily I work at a lil shop where I run the beer department at and Im good friends with my distributor so Im sure Ill be able to "trade" it out for a better one... hopefully they are not all like this because someone i ran into at a bar said they loved it.

 
biggsbowler
beers 593 º places 22 º 15:21 Tue 10/2/2012

I wish there was a way we could still rate it but give that beer an asterisk that wouldnít count towards itís score. I had an infected BA Yeti and part of the reason I didnít rate it, was because it was infected and why would I rate a beer that would negatively effect the overall rating of the beer. Yeah I could have rerated later, when I got a different bottle, but that doesnít always happen with an infected beer.

 
SarkyNorthener
beers 3888 º places 130 º 15:23 Tue 10/2/2012

You know what I used to say to all the guys who bought back their beer in the pub I used to run when they reckoned it was infected. "change your lipstick".

 
DietPepsican
beers 1583 º places 62 º 15:28 Tue 10/2/2012

Originally posted by biggsbowler
I wish there was a way we could still rate it but give that beer an asterisk that wouldnít count towards itís score.


White Birch - 483 *ratings, no score given.

 
Lukaduke
beers 2923 º places 62 º 15:29 Tue 10/2/2012

Originally posted by TheBookie
You know what I used to say to all the guys who bought back their beer in the pub I used to run when they reckoned it was infected. "change your lipstick".


And did they respond... "clean your lines"