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Do you rate every beer??


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BoBoChamp 5443:5
Due to lack of time I donít rate every single beer that crosses my path. As much as I like beer, money and health issues must also be considered.
I am rather selective and use some criteria to rate a beer or not.

Here some of my criteria:
- I only rate bottled beers; so no cans, PETS or on cask/draft. If some can or PETS make the Top 50 I will give it a try (cfr Heady Topper)
- I donít rate vintage beers (of more than ten years old); I always try to taste as fresh as possible.
- I rate all Belgian beers (even export related), yet no low alcohol or table beers.
- I only rate micro brews from The Netherlands, Luxemburg, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, England and Scotland; so no macro breweries! Collabs are still welcome!
- I only rate micro brews from the US (Alaska included) with a(n) expected rating from 3.50 up. Yet, I will try to rate as much beers as possible from a list of 30 US breweries: Three Floyds, Hill Farmstead, Cigar City, Russian River, Bellís, Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, AleSmith, Hair of the Dog, The Bruery,...

Because I donít rate everything I taste I have a backlog of about 250 beers that will probably never be entered on this website.

Wondering if you members also use some criteria for selecting beers to rate or not? I suppose the guys with 10K+ ratings rate everything they can get??

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RABinCO 1293:80
every beer offered.
7/25/2013 12:35:40 PM

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BoBoChamp 5443:5
you have very generous friends :)
7/25/2013 12:40:26 PM

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jtclockwork 8429:174
Pre-rate beer, I used to only rate bottled beers with labels. I keep all my labels in books with my ratings, so if a beer had no label it would be a waste of a spot in the book. Now, I keep a separate list in my books of cans, draft-only beers and beers with etched glass bottles, so Iíll rate them.

I still keep a backlog of most beers that have a label which Iíve consumed, but donít have the label for. If I rated it thinking it was draft only, Iíll keep the rating but still look for the label. If I rated it knowing it had a label, Iíll keep it in a backlog until I can get a label.

Not sure if any of that makes sense.
7/25/2013 12:42:13 PM

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matt7215 2173:68
not any more
7/25/2013 12:45:12 PM

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Jow 2156:147
I donít rate macros unless its from an odd country thatíll get me a tick. At festivals and tastings iíll rate at first or special things then i tend to get drunk and stop. In general though I rate everything.
7/25/2013 12:47:34 PM

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after4ever 6129:230
If I havenít rated it, yes.

I havenít figured out a way to save money and take it easy on my health by *drinking* the beer but not *rating* it.
7/25/2013 12:51:57 PM

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olr1984 1079:5
Every beer I taste
7/25/2013 12:56:51 PM

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pinkie 470:10
I rate every beer that is not flawed by circumstances beyond my control. So if itís stale, I donít rate it. I also wonít buy from that store again if this becomes the norm rather than the exception.
7/25/2013 12:58:36 PM

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tommann 2715:13
Rate everything.
7/25/2013 1:12:50 PM

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77ships 3778:109
Yes I rate absolutely everything & I am still rating way slower than some of you.
Just how many beers are you guys trying if you have +/- 5000 and you are not even rating everything is maybe a better question here?
7/25/2013 1:16:04 PM

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