Does the cost of the beer influence your rate?

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beers 10881 º places 12 º 17:29 Sun 11/25/2012

Price should not be a factor in the score. But so much of the score can be influenced by external factors like the environment and the friends sharing the beer. A mediocre beer on a sunny day surrounded by friends can seem much better than a great beer alone in the rain. So drinking an expensive beer that does not live up to the hype (most don’t) can put a damper on your mood and affect the scores.

beers 2451 º places 57 º 18:28 Sun 11/25/2012

Originally posted by KyotoLefty
There is still one guy whose answer I am waiting for...


beers 6029 º places 268 º 18:53 Sun 11/25/2012

Originally posted by HogTownHarry


beers 2605 º places 66 º 18:54 Sun 11/25/2012

I will give a beer an extra point or so for value if its very good at a cheap price.
Its my way of acknowledging the brewers skill at getting a good beer at a low price point.
I am assuming using less expensive materials. For me that shows a good brewer.

beers 16633 º places 1366 º 18:56 Sun 11/25/2012

Like others have said, if a beer is a particularly good value or particularly expensive, I’ll mention it in my rating.

A recent example is Evil Twin Hipster Ale. A pretty good pale ale, but it was $4 for a 12 oz can, so I think I would probably scroll past in the future. Still gave it a pretty good rating, though.

beers 3474 º places 204 º 19:06 Sun 11/25/2012

no, but I’ll bitch about it afterwards if it’s mediocre or less...

beers 10603 º places 747 º 04:59 Mon 11/26/2012

Originally posted by StefanSD
Originally posted by KyotoLefty
There is still one guy whose answer I am waiting for...


Where is he now when we need him?

beers 3725 º places 321 º 05:19 Mon 11/26/2012

Price can be a minor factor. For instance if I run across a $5.99 bomber that is phenomenal it might get a 0.2 bump upwards. Likewise if I have something that was $15+ but average at best it might lose a point.

Overall though I think it is better to rate based on the merits of the beer itself. Use the overall score if you are going to penalize it from something that has nothing to do with the experience itself.

beers 2887 º places 134 º 05:53 Mon 11/26/2012

Usually by the time I get around to drinking something I forget what I spent...but I agree that if its expensive and I don’t think its good it might suffer slightly, and unconsciously, in the overall rating.

beers 1633 º places 156 º 08:52 Mon 11/26/2012

If you (royal you) do not know how to weigh your rating about quality then often one does that through the price. Quality-price perception. It should not be the case though as one always tastes something and you either like it or not. Also to understand the process of the beer being brewed, its story or basic philosophy are points to consider, but if at all nothing of this helps price offers the substitution. Though that has never happened yet so far. Usually when you rate you give yyour note and later you can if you fancy check how much the price was. Sometimes you will be surprised... in both directions