• Title: The Beer Lover's Rating Guide
  • Author: Bob Klein
  • ISBN: 9781563056826
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Beer Lover s Rating Guide Never buy a bad beer again Bob Klein s passion for beer has taken him on a decades long mile journey in search of brews from every corner of the globe Here in easy to use form is a record of
    Never buy a bad beer again Bob Klein s passion for beer has taken him on a decades long, 90,000 mile journey in search of brews from every corner of the globe Here, in easy to use form, is a record of what he found with entries rated 0 to 5 and given a spirited description from first impression to last sip Backcover

    One Reply to “The Beer Lover's Rating Guide”

    1. This is the first of two editions. The second edition came out a few years later. It's extremely insightful and a bit addictive. The reviews are very informative and spot on. It's somewhat humorous as well. The best beer book I've ever purchased.

    2. Wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. For starters it is extremely dated. Secondly the author's ratings are extremely subjective. Beers that are world class (according to BJCP and many other sources) for the style are rated extremely poorly. The author seems to dislike certain styles (that's fine), but to trash every example of certain styles is ridiculous in a published book meant to educate novice consumers. EXAMPLE: The only real (non faro or otherwise artificially sweetened) lambic in the [...]

    3. Klein was helpful in initiating me in the world of beer, but I couldn't help but feel that in many cases he was rating a beer based on one tasting - a feeling supported by his recommended food pairings, which simply sounded like they were what he ate with his beer the night he tasted them. For that matter one should not eat food when tasting beer. His love of Rogue Shakespeare Stout sent me on a mission to find it - and shocked I was, back in 1997 or so, to come across it, since craft beer was n [...]

    4. It's basically a knock-off of Michael Jackson's Great Beer Guide. The only other gimmick is that it tells you how to "rate beer," but while the author employs a system that is reminiscent of the BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) style guidelines, it's a pretty dumbed down version. I wouldn't buy it again.

    5. hard to find a lot of the beers in the book. but the descriptions are fun to read, and it's nice to know what beers NOT to get.

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