Surgical Beer Reviews

Reads 2015 • Replies 42 • Started Wednesday, July 3, 2013 1:28:30 PM CT

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beers 396 º places 16 º 13:28 Wed 7/3/2013

Everyone rates beer differently; I’ve certainly got my own kind of template that I use when rating.

One trend I have noticed is that when an rber gets to the point where their ratings are in the thousands, their ratings seem to become fairly sterile: little more than a rough assembly of descriptors. This even applies to beers where they give the beer over an 18 overall; obviously a brew you’re very impressed with and yet the rating is stripped of all emotion or summary.

Not making this observation in any kind of judgmental fashion, just curious of the process once you get to the point where you have a huge volume of beer in the books.


beers 21022 º places 697 º 13:40 Wed 7/3/2013

You don’t get 10000-30000 ratings drinking full bottles or pints.
And you can’t dedicate one hour to each of them, including writing fancy poetry.
That explains it.

But if you look carefully, you will find the big rater that suits you, maybe with the correct balance between being descriptive enough and not wasting time in pretentious poetry.

beers 7164 º places 10 º 13:42 Wed 7/3/2013

Most top raters ratings are worthless

beers 8510 º places 299 º 13:46 Wed 7/3/2013

Please see: glouglouburp

beers 10770 º places 235 º 13:49 Wed 7/3/2013

+ JorisPPattyn

beers 1375 º places 89 º 13:49 Wed 7/3/2013

Originally posted by jredmond
Please see: glouglouburp


beers 1592 º places 63 º 13:51 Wed 7/3/2013

After so many reviews, it gets really boring saying the same things over and over. Either cutting down a beer because it sucks because of xxxx or praising the same style of beer because it doesn’t. I got sick of saying the same thing after 1,000 or so. No idea how people keep going after that point but it’s pretty kick ass that they do.

beers 470 º places 10 º 13:54 Wed 7/3/2013

I read the ratings. I like the different styles I especially like the people who aren’t afraid to "free style." Like suds mcduff I think his name is who comes out of nowhere with remarks. Glouglouburp is funny because it’s like he’s talking to you. The people who diligently apply themselves to the ratings like keanex who follows form each time is no less an artist than the people who are inspired to poetry by the beer. It’s about what this drink does for you. Does it give you to music? to poetry? to a joke or two? Womencantsail is one of the most prolific raters and while he may not be writing sonnets I think his opinions are worthwhile. Some people like unclerudy never rate but can really cook up a brew.

I need the entire beer to come up with what I am going to say about it. Will that ever change? I don’t know; but spirits and food and people go together. That there are so many styles is just more icing on the cake.

beers 1592 º places 63 º 13:55 Wed 7/3/2013

Originally posted by TheAlum
Most top raters ratings are worthless

you’re worthless bro.

beers 7164 º places 10 º 13:57 Wed 7/3/2013

Originally posted by randomgarbage
Originally posted by TheAlum
Most top raters ratings are worthless

you’re worthless bro.

Preach on, bro

beers 11181 º places 288 º 14:46 Wed 7/3/2013

Lift, bro