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read 499 times • 10 replies • posted 9/25/2012 1:27:03 PM

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Jack9
Is there something that explains the beer ratings? They just donít seem to make sense to me.


For example:
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/miller-lite/403/
How can this be a 0 overall rating when all ratings are above this?

And a rating from that page:

2.1
AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hathachips (4) - - SEP 1, 2012 does not count [click to see why this rating of Miller Lite does not count]
Great beer when you want to drink all damn day. Light, refreshing and affordable. Yum yum


What is the 2.1 and does it relate to the "AROMA, APPEARANCE, TASTE, PALATE, OVERALL"? How can you get 2.1 from those #ís? And how do you even get an OVERALL 10/20 from the AROMA, APPEARANCE, TASTE, and PALATE numbers?
BTW, if he likes it, why do the ratings appear to be low?


Another example:
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bud-light/474/

How can this be n/a overall?
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pepsican 1438:46
I had this at Applebeeís. It is pretty good for a light beer. I would drink this again.
9/25/2012 1:28:06 PM

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JK 4349:271
of all the beers known to ratebeer, that one is ranked in the 0 percentile. anyone can put in any number they want for those scores individually.
9/25/2012 1:30:36 PM

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JMerritt 1764:72
More info on how our ratings are calculated: http://www.ratebeer.com/ratingsqa.asp
9/25/2012 2:19:04 PM

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ReggieDunlap 3005:142
Originally posted by JMerritt
More info on how our ratings are calculated: http://www.ratebeer.com/ratingsqa.asp



This. ^ I usually look around a site and try to learn some things about it on the day I jlin and the next few days.
9/25/2012 2:43:32 PM

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ReggieDunlap 3005:142
^join
9/25/2012 2:43:49 PM

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Rosebud butternuts 2396:36
market research?
9/25/2012 3:16:17 PM

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fiulijn 14290:516
Originally posted by Jack9
Is there something that explains the beer ratings? They just donít seem to make sense to me.


For example:
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/miller-lite/403/
How can this be a 0 overall rating when all ratings are above this?
0 is a percentile: the beer is better than 0% of the beers on the site; hover on the number and it will reveal the exact percentile number (0.147%)

Originally posted by Jack9
And a rating from that page:

2.1
AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hathachips (4) - - SEP 1, 2012 does not count [click to see why this rating of Miller Lite does not count]
Great beer when you want to drink all damn day. Light, refreshing and affordable. Yum yum


What is the 2.1 and does it relate to the "AROMA, APPEARANCE, TASTE, PALATE, OVERALL"? How can you get 2.1 from those #ís? And how do you even get an OVERALL 10/20 from the AROMA, APPEARANCE, TASTE, and PALATE numbers?
BTW, if he likes it, why do the ratings appear to be low?
look at the 5 marks given by the user, 2+2+5+2+10=21, then converted in 2.1
Overall=10/20 is a userís choice, not a system calculation; he could give 20/20 if he likes; of course it wouldnít make sense to give 20 to a beer after giving 1 and 1 for aroma and flavor...
Again, itís userís freedom to spend sweet words and hard numbers or viceversa.


Originally posted by Jack9
Another example:
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bud-light/474/

How can this be n/a overall?

I guess that this one has a percentile of 0.000, and the system displays as n/a, but Iím not sure
9/25/2012 3:33:43 PM

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blipp 5826:113
Originally posted by fiulijn
Originally posted by Jack9
Is there something that explains the beer ratings? They just donít seem to make sense to me.


For example:
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/miller-lite/403/
How can this be a 0 overall rating when all ratings are above this?
0 is a percentile: the beer is better than 0% of the beers on the site; hover on the number and it will reveal the exact percentile number (0.147%)


I did not know about this feature. Itís the little things that make this place awesome.
9/25/2012 3:42:20 PM

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HogTownHarry 6042:28
Crawl back under your bridge, macro troll.
9/25/2012 5:40:48 PM

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Drake 8030:465
OP... you donít get to call out other users, including their ratings. This one is done.
9/25/2012 9:02:29 PM

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