I’ve come to a decision, one that I’ve been thinking about for a while now… I’m starting to rate beer.
Initially, I’m setting out on a one year rating mission to try and score every unique beer which I drink. But why start now? Well, I want to see exactly what I drink over a year, I want to be able to track my drinking, I want to see the beers I loved and the ones I didn’t, I want to see the variety of beer I drink, the quality of beers. Basically, I want to be able to look back at the end of the year and see my drinking from a quantitative view-point, rather than just a qualitative one from memory and pencil scribbles in a note book.
And this is a good year for me to start doing it. I’m going to San Francisco and Santa Rosa in February to drink (I’ll be there for Beer Week and definitely there for certain Russian River releases), I’ll be travelling around the UK more and I’ll have access to a lot more, and different, beers at home. I also want to see if I become obsessed with trying as many new beers as possible just to raise my total rates! Essentially, it’ll be somewhere to permanently store an e-version of my tasting notes that I can easily browse through whenever I want, and others can look through it too.
And this all gets me thinking… why did you get in to rating beer? What motivated you to switch from just a drinker into someone who rates? And tell me, is the best beer you’ve ever had the one which you have given the highest score to?
This is my rating profile. If you go on before January 2010 then you might not see any action but soon after this’ll start to increase. I started rating from Christmas Eve but haven’t put anything in yet. Anyway, Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to all – eat well, drink very well and I’ll see you in 2010!
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