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Beers I Have Known and Loved 2010

§Introduction

So you're actually reading this. You aren't sick of me talking about beer all day everyday forever. ... Cool. Some people do music, some people do events, I'm gonna talk about all the beer I tried this year.

❧Things You Should Know

I've ignored counts of less than 5 in the superlatives. That is, best/worst of X only includes Xes that I have more than 5 entries for in the year. If there's a percentage in the parentheses, it's an ABV. If there's no percentage, it's a rating. I use a 5 point rating scale:

  • Bad (0-1)
  • Meh (1-2)
  • Ok (2-3)
  • Good (3-4)
  • Great (4-5)

§TL;DR

Total: 64 beers
Average Rating: 2.19
Average ABV: 5.03%

§Beers

❧Best

  1. Gulpener Korenwolf (4.6, 5.0%, Belgian White, Netherlands)
  2. Texels Wit (4.3, 5.0%, Belgian White, Netherlands)
  3. Erdinger Weissbier (4.1, 5.3%, Hefeweizen, Germany)

❧Worst

  1. Duyck Jenlain (0.2, 7.5%, Bière de Garde, France)
  2. Gayant La Goudale (0.4, 7.2%, Bière de Garde, France)
  3. Keystone Light (0.8, 4.2%, Pale Lager, USA)

§Months

Average: 5.33 per month
Most: August (26)
Least: January (0)
Best: August (2.53)
Worst: January (0)
Booziest: December (7.0%)
Soberest: January (0%)

§Places

❧Cities Visited

9 different cities
Best: Almaty (2.67)
Worst: Ithaca (1.54)
Booziest: Strasbourg (5.14%)
Soberest: Shanghai (4.66%)

❧Countries Visited

5 different countries
Best: Kazakhstan (2.67)
Worst: USA (1.63)
Booziest: France (5.28%)
Soberest: China (4.66%)

❧Brewery Countries

16 different brewery countries
Best: Netherlands (2.82)
Worst: USA (1.78)
Booziest: Belgium (5.76%)
Soberst: China (4.34%)

§Styles

22 different styles
Most: Pale Lager (30)
Least: Belgian White (5)
Best: Belgian White (2.84)
Worst: Pale Lager (2.18)
Booziest: Belgian White (4.98%)
Soberst: Pale Lager (4.48%)

§ABV

❧Strongest

  1. Delirium Noël (1.3, 10.0%, Belgian Strong Ale, Belgium)
  2. Unibroue Trois Pistoles (1.0, 9.0%, Belgian Strong Ale, Canada)
  3. Ithaca Pale Ale (2.0, 7.5%, American Pale Ale, USA)

❧Weakest

  1. Brussels Apple (2.4, 3.2%, Fruit Beer, Belgium)
  2. Snow Light (1.1, 3.3%, Pale Lager, China)
  3. Suntory Ice Special (1.3, 3.3%, Pale Lager, Japan)

§Breweries

50 different breweries
Most: Kronenbourg (5)
Least: Kronenbourg (5)
Best: Kronenbourg (2.98)
Worst: Kronenbourg (2.98)
Booziest: Kronenbourg (5.08%)
Soberst: Kronenbourg (5.08%)