I’ve been busy, and haven’t really gotten a chance to review my first batch of beer. Overall it turned out really well, and I was extremely happen. First, I’m going to talk about how I’m going to review this beer as well as other beers that I brew. I’m not going to be as detailed as some descriptions on beer advocates.
How I’ll review:
Taste - This is the big factor to me and should be for everyone. I could care less if a beer was green, brown, or pink. If it tastes good, I’ll drink it. Possible total: 14 points. This is the stat that has the most “wiggle room”.
Color/Clarity - This is just an bonus. A good nice beer color just feels right even if its not needed. Possible total: 10 points, most beers should get at least 5-8 points here.
Smell - It’s debatable if smell actually affects taste or not. I’d say yes, and I don’t really care if it doesn’t. Possible total: 10 points, most beers should get at least a 3-5.
Drinkability - This is probably a trademarked phrase to Anheuser Busch, but they were on to something I think. Some beers are just dessert beers where you only want 1-3 of them before you’ve had to much or they are too sweet. Some beers are just too filling. This stat I’ll just rate how many beers you can easily have (if theres a limit). Possible total: 3 points, because this isn’t that important to the overall score it only counts for 3 points.
Ease - I’ll just rate if the kit was ease or not. 3 points, because this isn’t that important to the overall score it only counts for 3 points. It’s either easy, medium, or hard…
Cost/Value - I’ll rate if the kit cost was appropriate for the beer. Possible total: 10 points, drinking cheap good tasting beer is why I started homebrewing to begin with. If I have to spend over a hundred dollars for ingredients, then it better it better include plane tickets for October fest in Germany.
Then I’ll have a an overall score. I figure it will be appropriate to rate beers on 1 to 50 (beers instead of stars). Read more for my review of North Rim Wheat