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Beers I Have Known and Loved 2011

§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: 68 beers
Average Rating: 1.94
Average ABV: 5.46%

§Beers

❧Best

  1. Smuttynose Star Island Single (3.6, 5.6%, Belgian Ale, USA)
  2. Greene King Old Speckled Hen (3.4, 5.2%, Premium Bitter, England)
  3. Grimbergen Blond (3.4, 6.7%, Belgian Ale, Belgium)

❧Worst

  1. Ithaca Partly Sunny (0.6, 4.9%, Belgian White, USA)
  2. Lake Superior Mesabi Red (0.6, 6.5%, Amber Ale, USA)
  3. Corona Extra (0.7, 4.6%, Pale Lager, Mexico)

§Months

Average: 5.67 per month
Most: August (24)
Least: February (0)
Best: October (2.63)
Worst: February (0)
Booziest: January (6.35%)
Soberest: February (0%)

§Places

❧Cities Visited

10 different cities
Best: Shanghai (2.09)
Worst: Eden Prairie (1.64)
Booziest: Amsterdam (6.89%)
Soberest: Shanghai (5.11%)

❧Countries Visited

6 different countries
Best: China (2.09)
Worst: USA (1.85)
Booziest: Netherlands (6.89%)
Soberest: China (5.11%)

❧Brewery Countries

13 different brewery countries
Best: Japan (2.33)
Worst: Belgium (1.82)
Booziest: Belgium (7.3%)
Soberst: Japan (5.17%)

§Styles

24 different styles
Most: Pale Lager (17)
Least: Pale Lager (17)
Best: Pale Lager (1.66)
Worst: Pale Lager (1.66)
Booziest: Pale Lager (4.92%)
Soberst: Pale Lager (4.92%)

§ABV

❧Strongest

  1. Duvel (0.9, 8.5%, Belgian Strong Ale, Belgium)
  2. Flying Dog Raging Bitch (1.8, 8.3%, IPA, USA)
  3. Brasserie d'Achouffe La Chouffe (2.3, 8.0%, Belgian Strong Ale, Belgium)

❧Weakest

  1. Naale White (1.3, 3.3%, Wheat Ale, China)
  2. Greene King IPA (2.8, 3.6%, Bitter, England)
  3. Kozel Premium Lager (0.9, 3.8%, Pilsener, Czech Republic)

§Breweries

53 different breweries
Most: Smuttynose (4)
Least: Affligem (1)
Best: Brouwerij de Prael (3.2)
Worst: Lake Superior (0.6)
Booziest: Duvel (8.5%)
Soberst: Naale (3.3%)