Does the cost of the beer influence your rate?

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beers 689 º places 56 º 11:03 Sun 11/25/2012

I am not going to trash a beer that I think is overpriced or purposely rate it lower on appearance, aroma, etc., but I have to knock some points off in the overall score and mention it in my review. Likewise, I give overall points for the opposite situation-- an exceptional, reasonably priced beer.

beers 2883 º places 348 º 12:03 Sun 11/25/2012

Reguardless of my ratings or the scarcity or hype around a beer, I have a tough time splurging on beer that is $20 let alone $30 or $40.

beers 1901 º places 34 º 12:32 Sun 11/25/2012

Originally posted by DalzAle

It affects my overall rating. If the taste of the beer doesnít live up to the asking price, I knock a few points off.


beers 3439 º places 21 º 12:32 Sun 11/25/2012

I wouldnít say I intentionally factor in the price of a beer when rating it but itís difficult for it not to play a part as it is something I am aware of when drinking it. It can work either way though, if I have paid a high price for a beer and it doesnít live up to my expectation then perhaps Iím harder on it, albeit unintentionally. Likewise if the beer does live up to my expectation then maybe I give it a higher score. Itís hard to say for sure unless I was to start drinking all my beers blind from now on. I have some very cheap and very expensive beers in both my top 50 and bottom 50 so it probably doesnít play much factor.

beers 2901 º places 44 º 12:47 Sun 11/25/2012

The price doesnít influence the score, but I will mention toward the end of the write-up if I think itís overpriced or a great value.

beers 8451 º places 1024 º 12:51 Sun 11/25/2012

I try not to let it explicitly affect the rating, but it might take its toll subconsciously.

Of course that could go either way - do you pump it up because if you spent that much it HAS to bee good or you must have been an idiot to buy it, or do you knock it down becuase you are pissed about spending so much?

beers 3096 º places 277 º 12:52 Sun 11/25/2012

Originally posted by BlackIPA
Originally posted by DalzAle

It affects my overall rating. If the taste of the beer doesnít live up to the asking price, I knock a few points off.

Me to, anything that is expensive but ordinary in quality getís much less overall points than the same quality but cheaper.

beers 10268 º places 718 º 16:50 Sun 11/25/2012

There is still one guy whose answer I am waiting for...

beers 2687 º places 126 º 16:56 Sun 11/25/2012

of course! if the beer is really good and it comes in at a good price that counts for added points to me. and why not? thereís too much greed and self worship in the world for 1 and also itís a chief way to earn loyalty and respect. ya know beer -may- still be the working manís drink at least world wide. unless they keep the prices low by screwing the workers. sadly even family businesses do that.

beers 3084 º places 2 º 17:29 Sun 11/25/2012

Somewhat. If the beer is fantastic compared to the price I will rate it slightly higher. Likewise, if it is overpriced I will knock it down. I think it has more to do with me rating according to my expectations rather than the price.