The most important thing in beer for me is balance. All of my ratings focus more or less on this quality. Character is the second most important thing for me. And Iím a bit of a purist. So if a beer is exceptionally balanced, true to its style, but at the same time has a lovely character, other style examples donít achieve, chances are good, that Iíll love it!
Nevertheless, I also always welcome new, crazy and border crossings things in beer, if it does make sense.