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mmblz
02-04-2012, 05:47 PM
I love being able to see average ratings at beeradvocate or ratebeer.
I'd love to be able to contribute by submitting my own reviews.
I'd love to be able to keep track of my history of reviews.

But I hate the required rating systems... Appearance, smell, mouthfeel.... eff that, I'm not going to take those kind of notes. When you read someone elses review the score is just 1-5, why can't I submit it that way? It's the same for me with cigars. Just give me a simple scale. Sucks / doesn't suck is a good start, but 1-5 is about as detailed as it gets for me ;)

Does a site exist for beer that is SIMPLE ?

forgop
02-04-2012, 07:51 PM
I agree and feel the same way about cigar ratings myself. All the tasting notes of chocolate, grass, earth, cinnamon, nuts-I say it's all made up anyway.

Bill86
02-04-2012, 07:58 PM
I agree, I've never taken notes on beers. Just taste and a rating. Too busy enjoying the beer and it's gone long before I have a page or two of notes on it.

I find cigar reviews to help, I really don't agree with beer reviews for whatever reason. I think a lot of times people are way off base.

I just drink beers that I think I will enjoy, done me right thus far.

Never found a site to have anything worth while ratings wise. Looking up beers and stuff, sure but that's about it.

chippewastud79
02-04-2012, 08:02 PM
Untappd.com

Keeps track of what you've had, 1-5 stars, can add notes and where you drank it. It will likely make you branch out as you discover other beers that your friends have been drinking and gives you suggested beers based on what you like. Quite the comprehensive list of beer. Unfortunately, the downsides are that you cannot see other 'reviews' other than notes people left, the average rating from the rest of users is limited to whole stars and its not really a review site. :hm

Its a fun little sight, kind of like a social netowrk for beer. Probably a bit too simplified for what you are looking for. :tu

newcigarz
02-05-2012, 05:50 AM
Ratebeer.com has a new ticking system. You can rate any beer you have drank on a 1-5 star system. The site keeps track of your ticks the same way it does rates. You can't add any description or comment unless you do a full rate. I use the ticking system for now. Because this is a new feature, I have actually been going back and ticking some beers that I know I have tried even though it may have been a while ago.

http://www.fototime.com/EEAEEC755944EB0/orig.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/E159B645C37FFE8/orig.jpg

mmblz
02-05-2012, 07:19 AM
thanks guys!
:tu

dwoodward
02-05-2012, 10:48 AM
I think the main reason a 1-5 system isn't used is because there are too many people out there that will simply rate a beer 1 because they didn't like it. They didn't specify anything about what they didn't like about it and didn't actually do any attempt to rate it beyond their personal tastes.

In my eyes, that's the reason for the whole scale it makes you think when you drink, mouthfeel is just as important as taste and finish when drinking a beer and it's important too to some people. My girlfriend of instance is one of those "texture" types, where she likes the taste of some drinks at the bar but wont drink it because of how it feels in her mouth. That's just an example of course.

But I agree a 1-5 system isn't entirely bad, but I do think that 1-5 systems should be kept separate from the "in depth" reviews.

Jbailey
02-15-2012, 11:52 PM
Untappd.com

I agree with Adam with Untappd. I love the mobile app.

kaisersozei
02-16-2012, 08:11 AM
I'm another Untappd user. It's a social app, beer inventory, rating system all rolled in to one. I think it links to FB & Foursquare. I'd post my user name so you guys can find me & track my drinking patterns, if I could figure out how I'm registered :confused:

Brutus2600
02-16-2012, 09:07 AM
Another Untappd user, love it!

Add me if you'd like :)

Username: Stogiesnbrews

ChicagoWhiteSox
02-16-2012, 09:28 AM
Can a Blackberry user get the app?

kaisersozei
02-16-2012, 09:48 AM
Nate, check here:

http://untappd.com/

Looks like they've only developed a mobile app for iOS & Droid

awsmith4
02-16-2012, 10:02 AM
Another Untappd user here

Can a Blackberry user get the app?

Not sure if they now have an app but I use to just go to their site on my browser from my BlackBerry or from my laptop. Sometimes I had issues with the location based stuff but never an issue checking in to the beer.

chippewastud79
02-16-2012, 10:40 AM
You can check in beers on Blackberry, but I have yet to be able to add a location. :sh

awsmith4
02-16-2012, 11:04 AM
You can check in beers on Blackberry, but I have yet to be able to add a location. :sh

Seemed like it worked 50% of the time and the odds were better if I was connected to wifi. I switched phones in October so no recent experience.

LasciviousXXX
02-16-2012, 11:05 AM
Sweet! Just signed up at Untappd. Thanks for the rec gentlemen :tu

ChicagoWhiteSox
02-16-2012, 12:27 PM
Yeah thanks guys. I'm signing up.

Jbailey
02-16-2012, 01:47 PM
User name Justinbailey.

chippewastud79
02-16-2012, 02:20 PM
Its a fun site, but it kind of makes me feel like an alcoholic when I look at the beers. It definitely has coerced me into trying other beers I wouldn't have otherwise tried and buying some beers just to check them off my list of 'Unique beers'. :tu

awsmith4
02-16-2012, 02:39 PM
I'm another Untappd user. It's a social app, beer inventory, rating system all rolled in to one. I think it links to FB & Foursquare. I'd post my user name so you guys can find me & track my drinking patterns, if I could figure out how I'm registered :confused:

I think I just searched Gerard F. and you showed up

mosesbotbol
02-16-2012, 03:23 PM
If it were that simple of a scale, the number would be too subjective with little to represent the number's meaning and value.

mmblz
02-16-2012, 04:38 PM
i disagree...
movie reviews, amazon product reviews, etc - they're all 5 stars and work perfectly well.

i think that with a choice of 1-5, I have a definite and clear choice that really reflects how I felt about something.

A 100 point scale is too much resolution. The difference between saying I liked something 82 points vs 87 points is meaningless.

Brutus2600
02-16-2012, 04:49 PM
i disagree...
movie reviews, amazon product reviews, etc - they're all 5 stars and work perfectly well.

i think that with a choice of 1-5, I have a definite and clear choice that really reflects how I felt about something.

A 100 point scale is too much resolution. The difference between saying I liked something 82 points vs 87 points is meaningless.

I agree, for me it's something along the lines of:

* "This is what's available? I'll have a water please."
** Not worth my time
*** I will be just fine drinking it if it's the only thing available
**** Great beer, will drink it often
***** Favorite beer, I don't even care that it's $8.99 for a 12oz bottle
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mosesbotbol
02-17-2012, 06:17 AM
i disagree...
movie reviews, amazon product reviews, etc - they're all 5 stars and work perfectly well.

Those scales only "work" because of the person or organization's creds doing the review. Even then, it's just a summary with detail behind it.

ChicagoWhiteSox
02-21-2012, 06:30 PM
Ok, I'm signed up on Untappd.

Username: ChicagoWhiteSox


Other beer drinkers here need to sign up!!

mmblz
02-23-2012, 08:39 PM
I've been trying RateBeer.
I like the simplicity of keeping track of my own ratings.
I like seeing what the average rating for beers is. But has anyone noticed that the rating average on RateBeer is less believable than BeerAdvocate?
I could be imagining it but it seems like there are Breweries where every other beer is like 96 or higher. Then other breweries where every beer is in the 70s. Not that such a thing can't be true - but the examples I was looking at seemed hard to believe.

Untappd looks interesting but I think I would have an even harder time trying to figure out what to do with it than Facebook. ;)

mmblz
03-16-2012, 10:59 AM
anyone heard of or use greatbrewers.com ?
I just looked out the window and there was a truck driving by.
haven't figured out exactly what the site is good for yet (other than maybe finding local stores that could be worth checking out)

MarkinCA
03-16-2012, 11:29 AM
anyone heard of or use greatbrewers.com ?
I just looked out the window and there was a truck driving by.
haven't figured out exactly what the site is good for yet (other than maybe finding local stores that could be worth checking out)

Gives you a little more info here:

http://greatbrewers.com/l-knife-son-companies