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Beers I Have Known and Loved 2013

§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: 438 beers
Average Rating: 2.55
Average ABV: 6.81%

§Beers

❧Best

  1. Verhaeghe Duchesse De Bourgogne (4.3, 6.0%, Flanders Sour, Belgium)
  2. Ommegang Abbey Ale (4.2, 8.5%, Abbey Dubbel, USA)
  3. La Trappe Dubbel (4.2, 7.0%, Abbey Dubbel, Netherlands)

❧Worst

  1. Shock Top End of the World Midnight Wheat (0.3, 6.0%, Spice, USA)
  2. Pyramid Hefeweizen (0.3, 5.2%, Wheat Ale, USA)
  3. Middle Ages Ape Hanger (0.5, 4.7%, English Pale Ale, USA)

§Months

Average: 36.5 per month
Most: March (63)
Least: January (19)
Best: January (2.79)
Worst: July (1.89)
Booziest: April (7.53%)
Soberest: July (5.27%)

§Places

❧Cities Visited

25 different cities
Best: Amsterdam (3.6)
Worst: Urumqi (0.9)
Booziest: Edinburgh (12.97%)
Soberest: Urumqi (3.73%)

❧Countries Visited

9 different countries
Best: Netherlands (3.6)
Worst: China (1.89)
Booziest: Scotland (9.3%)
Soberest: China (4.73%)

❧Brewery Countries

23 different brewery countries
Best: Belgium (3.3)
Worst: China (1.16)
Booziest: Scotland (9.75%)
Soberst: China (3.9%)

§Styles

62 different styles
Most: IPA (42)
Least: Abbey Dubbel (5)
Best: Abbey Dubbel (3.38)
Worst: Pale Lager (1.59)
Booziest: Imperial Stout (11.73%)
Soberst: Pale Lager (4.64%)

§ABV

❧Strongest

  1. BrewDog Tactical Nuclear Penguin (3.2, 32.0%, Imperial Stout, Scotland)
  2. BrewDog Tokyo* (4.0, 18.2%, Imperial Stout, Scotland)
  3. Dogfish Head 120 Minute Imperial IPA (1.8, 18.0%, Double IPA, USA)

❧Weakest

  1. Jester King Le Petit Prince (3.0, 2.9%, Saison, USA)
  2. Naale Pineapple Beer (1.3, 3.3%, Fruit Beer, China)
  3. Lanying Chun Beer (0.6, 3.5%, Pale Lager, China)

§Breweries

210 different breweries
Most: Russian River (14)
Least: Ninkasi (5)
Best: Unibroue (3.55)
Worst: Pyramid (1.74)
Booziest: BrewDog (13.2%)
Soberst: Granville Island (5.39%)