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Beers I Have Known and Loved 2012

§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: 187 beers
Average Rating: 2.35
Average ABV: 5.55%

§Beers

❧Best

  1. Ommegang Three Philosophers (4.1, 9.8%, Quadrupel, USA)
  2. Breckenridge Vanilla Porter (3.6, 4.7%, Porter, USA)
  3. Two Goats Oatmeal Stout (3.6, 6.0%, Stout, USA)

❧Worst

  1. Krušovice Imperial (0.6, 5.0%, Pilsener, Czech Republic)
  2. Blue Point Hoptical Illusion (0.6, 6.8%, IPA, USA)
  3. Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale (0.7, 5.6%, Smoked, USA)

§Months

Average: 15.58 per month
Most: August (32)
Least: March (0)
Best: December (2.71)
Worst: March (0)
Booziest: June (7.27%)
Soberest: March (0%)

§Places

❧Cities Visited

17 different cities
Best: Minneapolis (2.7)
Worst: Harbin (2.04)
Booziest: Ithaca (5.75%)
Soberest: Harbin (4.38%)

❧Countries Visited

4 different countries
Best: England (2.46)
Worst: China (2.09)
Booziest: USA (5.77%)
Soberest: China (4.99%)

❧Brewery Countries

22 different brewery countries
Best: England (2.42)
Worst: China (2.06)
Booziest: USA (5.84%)
Soberst: China (4.01%)

§Styles

49 different styles
Most: Pale Lager (22)
Least: Premium Lager (5)
Best: Sweet Stout (2.91)
Worst: Pilsener (1.8)
Booziest: IPA (6.51%)
Soberst: Pale Lager (4.2%)

§ABV

❧Strongest

  1. Evil Twin Lil' B (3.4, 11.5%, Imperial Porter, Denmark)
  2. Ommegang Three Philosophers (4.1, 9.8%, Quadrupel, USA)
  3. Southern Tier 2X Stout (3.4, 9.6%, Sweet Stout, USA)

❧Weakest

  1. Lindemans Framboise (3.4, 2.5%, Lambic, Belgium)
  2. Tsingtao Laoshan (2.2, 2.5%, Pale Lager, China)
  3. Snow Yabu (1.4, 3.0%, Pale Lager, China)

§Breweries

108 different breweries
Most: Southern Tier (8)
Least: Anchor (5)
Best: Anchor (2.6)
Worst: Southern Tier (2.05)
Booziest: Southern Tier (6.62%)
Soberst: Anchor (5.3%)