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The Beer Trials

The Beer Trials

The Beer Trials

The essential guide to the world’s most popular beers, The Beer Trials features brutally honest ratings, full-page reviews, and photos of the 250 most popular beers in the world, based only on blind taste tests. The essential reference for anyone who enjoys drinking beer, it also includes complete information on the major beer styles, flavors, and regions. In this beer guide based purely on blind tastings, a rigorous panel of beer experts and brewers rate all kinds of beers, from craft brews t

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  1. 9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    New brews, old favorites & skunky classics, April 12, 2010
    By 
    Roochak

    This review is from: The Beer Trials (Paperback)

    So many beers, so little time. I’m reading this side by side with 1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die, but that book, a thirst-provoking, full color specimen of beer porn, is so bulky a reader could injure his wrist just picking it up; by contrast, THE BEER TRIALS is a straight-up consumer guide, covering 250 craft beers and industrial light lagers in alphabetical order, and rating them on a scale of 1 to 10. It’s small enough to pop into your reusable shopping bag on the way to the liquor store (or supermarket, if you don’t live in a state that still enforces blue laws).

    Part one of the book covers beer terminology, appreciation, and styles (eleven broad styles, from amber lagers to wheat beers); part two briefly explains the methodology of the fifteen-member blind taste test panel, price categories, and rating system before getting to the good stuff: the reviews. These often made me laugh, especially when the editors tear into deserving targets, like Budweiser (“all the alcohol of beer with none of those pesky beer flavors”) and Corona Light (“‘Overcarbonated water,’ opined one taster, and another was moved to imagine beer-flavored ChapStick”). The reviews are short and snappy and will hip you to many beer styles and brands you may have hesitated to try until reading about them. The simple black-and-white photos do their job and the editors even offer brief critiques of each label’s design: the beer bottle (or can) as aesthetic object.

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  2. Robert McClellan "Bobbymac"
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    GREAT START – Needs a Revised Edition, September 23, 2010
    By 
    Robert McClellan “Bobbymac” (Knoxville, TN) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: The Beer Trials (Paperback)

    This is a gret book and I have loved reading it. It’s a valuable reference and it will challenge your perceptions on certain beers – which is good. For instance, I agree that the Guinness Draught with the widget does taste a bit watery and I understand the rating of a 5. I still love to drink it and it’s better in a pub.

    I have two major criticisms that I hope will be addressed in a revised edition

    1 – leave the mass market beers alone except for those that are mainstream drinking. Miller High Life, Miller Lite, Coors Light, Bud and Bud Light and even PBR are mainstream beers that deserve taste comparison. Miller Chill and all the wierd step children of mass produced beer do not need a mention. No one drinks them.

    2 – How about giving the Southern breweries a little love? The book totally ignores some great Southern breweries that are making a name. To wit…. Terrapin Brewing (Athens, GA), Highland Brewing (Asheville, NC), Yazoo Brewing (Nashville, TN), Sweetwater Brewing (Atlanta, GA) and quite a few more. If Asheville is the craft beer capital of the South – why no Asheville breweries? I understand that Seamus is from Oregon and the Pacific West – so the bias for those beers is there. But please..if your goal is to expose beer drinkers to the good stuff out there include some of the Southern breweries.

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