I remember buyng a bunch of beers from an european beer shop, where the website showed the ratebeer rating alongside the beer on their lists, which made the shopping experience much easier for me.
unfortunately it is years ago, and i have totally forgotten the name of that shop.
Anyone know of online shops that has this feature… Best would be if i can watch a list of all beers and get them sorted by RB rating, but less sophisticated options could work too.
Btw. i wonder why ratebeer doesn’t have a list of online shops somewhere, for instance a list of online shops that ships to a given country that i then could select, that would be handy. the list could include shop name and ratebeeruser ratings for prices, overall rating and selection. there might even be a mark if they show ratebeer ratings on their shop. This list could then be a good way to do some marketing, reaching out to the shops to get them to show the ratebeer rating.
My bottleshops thread and website is (currently) far more useful than anything Ratebeer provide, if I do say so myself. I can’t see them adding similar functionality given the ABInBev involvement, they’re probably wanting to focus on only ABI-owned shops as they currently do.
As to your question, I honestly can’t think of many off the top of my head. There’s a few in the UK that show Untappd ratings but even that is quite rare. Right now I can only remember Beerbay (Spain) for showing RB scores.
Do you remember what country the shop was in? Might be easier to narrow down then…
Hi @pinball, as Lazypro already commented, you can find that functionality in Beerbay (disclaimer, it is my webshop), you can filter by ratebeer rating and order by it. Additionally, you can also find the RB style rating in each beer page.
Hopt used to have it as well, but right now I don’t know if their ratings are based in RB anymore. Also, there is a very good beers comparator called https://beerizer.com/ where you can compare beers from several shops, but only with their Untappd rating.
I have to say that it is difficult to have RB ratings for new beers as most of them take several months until they have enough ratings.
Have to agree that https://beerizer.com/ is a great tool especially for those of us also using untappd who have synced our accounts to their api, so able to filter out beers you have already had etc from searches or add alerts, can also filter so only shows bottleshops that deliver to your country etc so use it often. Was originally for the Swedish market to cover the Systembolaget chain but now covers many bottleshops across the EU/UK. Well worth checking out.
Beerizer is great and something like that was always the end goal for my own bottleshops website. I wasn’t expecting him to expand beyond Systembolaget/Vinmonopolet but hey, competition is good.
I’m actually working on it right now. Beerizer got a head start but with over 1000 webshops in my directory I should be able to get a substantially bigger selection searchable (eventually), and I will also include RB ratings where possible. But as Ohomedasbirras says in many cases it’s almost useless due to a lack of ratings from beers that are new or are from small breweries.
I understand it is of course not possible to show ratings for new beers that are not even in ratebeer yet, and for beers in ratebeer with not enough ratings.
However, the fact that you show what you are able to get is still super nice customer service.
With other beer shops i will look through their endless lists and look up each beer in ratebeer to get the rating to decide what priority i should put on it, reg. buying it. It takes a long time.
With your shop, i can just sort by ratebeer rating, and start buying the ones that look nice, only researching when i really need to.
I have found that lately more and more of my online shopping has gone to shops that integrate ratebeer rating into their site.
Btw. i’m quite sure, somewhere on ratebeer, there was a beer list with the highest rated beers, where - on the right - there were links to the online shops that sold these beers - links directly to the beer.
I cannot find that list anymore, either it has gone somewhere i failed to look, or they pulled it down. It might have been some kind of beta experiment i don’t know, but it was extremely handy, and in fact the reason why i stumbled upon your shop.
Hi, yep, that one was a feature when I updated the list I had on stock. I haven’t been able to update that for a while, so I guess is discontinued.
Thanks a lot for the feedback, I really appreciate it. Right now I’m revamping the site so I will add some more features (RB top 50, as well as Untappd ratings). I also plan to add the posibility to set a reminder over some beer/brewer so I will send a mail when they’re on stock again.
If you see any other feature that you may consider useful, just let me know. Cheers!
shopping experience at your website was the best ever on any online beer shop i have tried, but then, my needs are probably not super ordinary. I really liked that when i looked at a list of beers, i could see, on the list, if the beer was already in the shopping cart. That was extremely extremely useful. Also of course the ability to sort by ratebeer rating.
If the shop should be perfect it should have a lot more different beers to chose from, but please do not over extend, i need you to still be operational when i’m through the 48 bottles i bougt earlier. Also for me, quality is more important than quantity.
if i was you i would probably work on selection. more… better. rarer. the website is already nearly as good as it can get. There is so much good beer out of spain, so you could specialize in having all the best of the best spanish stuff…
Yep, the beer selection is always tricky. I see that having a specialization in Spanish and Portuguese beers is appreciated, so I am trying to expand on those without losing quality.
Thanks once again for the feedback!