“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” – Benjamin Franklin
I will sheepishly admit that in my svelte, Adonis-like physique, there is a lot of beer. I estimate I’ve tried 500 or so, and I have been able to find something to like about nearly all of them. (Even the lowly and occasional Miller Lite has its place, though you’ll not get another drop of Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat between my lips.)
If you’re at all serious about beer, you need to be reading Beer Advocate. It’s a comprehensive site on the loveliest fluid, with history, reference material, and reviews. My beer IQ has increased markedly since I began frequenting the site. Moreover, it’s got a sense of humor about it that is pronounced enough to be enjoyable without crossing over into intrusive.
That said, I haven’t found reading the reviews at large to be particularly helpful. For every person who really tries to communicate the experience of a beer, there are ten wannabes who seem to be working from the same stock list of five adjectives. It’s as if they’re working really hard to write a beer review instead of working really hard to review a beer. Know what I mean?
Consequently, I recommend finding a few people whose reviews you like, and following them. You’ll get someone in line with what you like already that way, and when your reviewers try something new, their impressions are reliable.
Pour yourself a pint and have a look.
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