TheBeerCritic was created by me, Scott. I am a guy who not only loves to try new beers but wants to share my experiences with other beer-minded people. The goal is to help people step out of their comfort zones a bit to learn about and try new beers. I will do my best to give straight forward, honest, as-little-fluff-as-possible reviews. Does this mean beer snobs aren’t allowed? Of course not…just because we aren’t pro beer reviewers doesn’t mean we don’t welcome them to the site. By all means come and give us your review, I am open to all lovers of beer, no matter what your level of expertise. Proof of that is, Brendan, my beer buddy.
The Review Process
The review process is kept simple for a reason. Keep things as light and as straightforward as possible. We review each beer based on three separate factors- Appearance, Smell and Taste. We kept things simple so any average beer lover would be able to leave their own review without much effort.
Here is how we review the beers:
- The Pour – This doesn’t really count as a reviewing factor but it’s good to know in order to get the most out of your beer. It’s important to pour the beer correctly to release the beer’s aromas and flavors. Here is a good video help illustrate the correct pour. Learn how to pour a beer. Sorry people…NO drinking from the bottle.
- Appearance – Notice how the beer pours. What color is it? How clear is it? Is there sediment in the bottom of the glass? How big or small was the head? When the head dissipated was there any lacing?
- Smell - Put your nose right up to the beer and breath in deep. What are some of the first scents you pick up on? The more you smell the beer the more scents you will notice.
- Taste – The best part! Take that first delicious (hopefully) drink of that beer. Take note of the first flavors that hit your tongue. Are they sweet? Fruity? Malty?..you get the idea. Take a few more drinks and get a good feel for how the flavor changes as you drink it. Don’t forget to note if there is an aftertaste and what flavors stay in your mouth after you’re done.
That’s it. Pretty simple and very enjoyable. You will notice as we did that the more you do this the more scents and flavors you will begin picking up from the beers. Even from those beers you’ve been drinking for years.
We hope you enjoy the site as much as we do. Make sure you find some time to leave a few reviews of your own. And if we are missing your favorite beer, please let us know! Happy reviewing!