So, 6 ratings, all of them 5.0.
We have the best beer for 2018, at least the best spanish beer, that´s for sure.
All of the users had it together, probably in a place owned by the brewery. They are part of a bunch of people who promoted this brewery for the last years, winning several awards at RateBeer Best.
We have been scammed for the last two years, and seems that this years is gonna make no difference. There´s little we can do but yelling at the forums every time the awards are released. Last year spanish best beer was one of this brewery, with 13 ratings. 12 of them from this group of people, of course amazing scores, and the other rating, the only one i trust cause i know the guy, was only average.
Yeah, I guess Nomada is infamous for messing with rates. I’ve written about it on couple of occasions, last time here
Tried just two beers from them and they were really good so not sure why do they need additional boost. Also they mess with ratings of their place Olut, but I guess that kind of thing is common in Spain.
I sense no level of enthusiasm in these reviews. I wish I could care so little about a 100% flawless mindblowing instant classic beer. It’s almost like this group was held at gunpoint and demanded to write up some words very fast. Or more likely, I guess they were promised some free drinks in return of them writing these bullshit reviews. I think such deceitful reviews should not be tolerated here. The right thing here to do would be banning all these users. But it’s never going to happen because the amount of unique clicks and “users” and “ticks” seems to matter much more to the site owners now than honest reviews.
Another weird thing about this group is if you look at their profiles they’re all rating exactly the same beers most of the time. Perhaps they’re all real people that regularly drink together in that place but I would not be surprised if it’s just one guy with multiple accounts.
And yes what is up with the formatting of the name, and why is the location included?
Also are Ratebeer awards and such really that big of a deal in Spain that they feel the need to do this? Does it really bring in more people?
For some people yes, it does matter. I guess in big cities with lots of tourists a good position in the places list could be and advantage. And yes, we know how this works in Spain. People opening fake accounts just to promote their beers/places.