A little insight.

Here we have, what we hope will someday be the epitome of beer review.  We have six members, and we all think of ourselves as Beerocrats.  We are not beer snobs, we are beer geeks.  We enjoy our beer and we enjoy sharing it with our friends, family, and our loved ones.  What we are going to do here is simple, have six people, review six beers, every couple of weeks; with single reviews in the interim.  We meet as a group once or twice a month and exchange beer with each other.  Each of us brings a six pack of whatever happens to catch our eye that week; we then trade so that each person has one of each brew(of course this is all done while we enjoy a beer!).  Over the course of the following week we will each be drinking the exchanged brews and writing our thoughts on them(our rating scale will be shown at the end of this post).

Beer is an incredibly personal experience and no two people will think the same thing of any single beer.  We have six people reviewing one beer so you can, hopefully, read exactly what you want to and make an informed decision on what to drink.  Each of us here at The Beerocracy have different tastes in beer, some of us like a cloudy wheat beer, and others enjoy the hoppiness of an IPA, while someone else wants the smooth finish of an ale.  Maybe you haven’t discovered the wonders, and the joy of trying new beer, or perhaps you are just looking for some insights into what you should drink.   Here at The Beerocracy we hope to be a helping hand into the world of beer. We want to help you make an informed decision on what beer to spend your money on.   For us each new beer is an adventure of beautiful sights, exotic smells and various tastes.  We treat each new beer as a voyage to unexplored territory, and it is our sincere hope that you will do the same, and maybe, just maybe, we can help.

We use a 1 – 5 point scale to grade our beer, including 1.5, 2.5, 3.5, and 4.5.  What we look at in a beer is as follows

Name of Beer

Type of Beer

Brewer

ABV

Appearance

Smell

Taste

Mouthfeel

Drinkability

Closing Notes

Reviews will look something like this

Beer X

American IPA

Brewopolis

7.5% ABV

Appearance: Color is very nice, rich golden with a reddish hue.

Smell: I smell hints of citrus hops, but it isn’t overbearing.

Taste: Initially this beer tastes more malty, but by the end I can taste the earthiness, and citrus of the hops.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body, but not overbearing.  There is a good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Goes down easily, despite it’s ABV.

Closing Notes: I enjoyed many things about Beer X, however I did not enjoy the initial taste, as I think it was overly malty for an American IPA.  Once I got past this I truly enjoyed this beer.  Sadly when my first taste is marred I am less likely to purchase/drink this beer again.  Overall I would rate this beer at a 3.5, as everything else was very well done.

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