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Highest rated styles of 2018 at RateBeer


#1

Two lists… the first includes all ratings.
The second is only ratings with valid reviews

BeerStyleName avg
Belgian-Style Ales 4.1
Abbey Quadrupel / Abt 3.87422608348314
Stout - Imperial 3.8584391060117
Lambic - Gueuze 3.84376053962901
Ice Cider / Ice Perry 3.82247933884298
Lambic - Fruited 3.78646596509925
Porter - Imperial / Double 3.77384900846573
Sour Red / Brown 3.72289220213748
IPA - Imperial / Double 3.70986712328764
Porter - Baltic 3.70192376521116
American Strong Ale 3.7018463286465
IPA - Hazy / New England 3.68863544673059
Barley Wine / Wheat Wine 3.68721031772686
Lambic - Unblended 3.66321122369447
Old Ale 3.64832256078793
Belgian Strong Ale 3.64748461957792
Bock - Eisbock 3.62099213551119
Bock - Weizenbock 3.61186926605504
Mead 3.61098508716656
Sour / Wild Ale 3.60717753259777
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy 3.59348699513639
Stout - Foreign / Extra 3.58817869415808
IPA - Black / Dark 3.57635911179171
Abbey Tripel 3.57479686186607
Stout - Sweet 3.55999512135626
IPA 3.54074035655513
Bock - Doppelbock 3.52804143126176
Smoked 3.52533371609014
Abbey Dubbel 3.49972876516773
Porter 3.49840514702551
Saison 3.49293606230755
Stout 3.47838555220152
Stout - Dry 3.46571689081376
Lambic - Faro 3.46422594142259
Berliner Weisse 3.46393463230673
English Strong Ale 3.45205816096661
Grodziskie/Gose/Lichtenhainer 3.4445253369855
Pale Ale - American 3.41700576788998
Fruit Wine 3.4
IPA - Session 3.39425611716375
India Style Lager 3.38278490661924
Weissbier - Dunkelweizen 3.36472789115646
Brown Ale 3.3641791044776
Belgian Ale 3.34124914207274
Sahti/Gotlandsdricke/Koduõlu 3.33531531531532
Altbier 3.321138996139
Scottish Ale 3.31445026178011
Weissbier - Hefeweizen 3.31272174633876
Traditional Ale 3.30237840726884
Premium Bitter / ESB 3.29704709877455
Witbier 3.29389026596102
Specialty Grain 3.29038323782235
Bière de Garde 3.2804895352962
Sour Beers 3.27894736842105
Cream Ale 3.27104547221143
Wheat Ale 3.26877494626958
California Common 3.26407624633431
Amber Ale 3.2505329153605
Schwarzbier 3.23338327091136
Bock - Dunkler / Urbock 3.23230585424134
Fruit Beer 3.21556584148119
Cider 3.2106979946639
Bock - Heller / Maibock 3.20650704225352
Kölsch 3.20571761960326
Ciders 3.2
Mild Ale 3.19595570534425
Saké - Honjozo 3.18787878787879
Irish Ale 3.18787070976341
Zwickel / Keller / Landbier 3.1744594215108
Oktoberfest / Märzen 3.17158884172226
Spice / Herb / Vegetable 3.1687893999533
Pale Ale - English 3.15085335018962
Golden Ale / Blond Ale 3.14967155348674
Weissbier - Kristallweizen 3.13567181926279
Helles 3.12657063519611
Bitter 3.12447714949651
Dunkel / Tmavy 3.11325854156042
Perry 3.10885805763074
Polotmavý 3.10784482758621
Czech Pilsner (Světlý) 3.09816145590296
Amber Lager / Vienna 3.08408571084628
Pilsener 3.04310020519839
Dortmunder 3.03885350318472
Lagers 2.9
Premium Lager 2.89513142174433
Wheat Beer 2.85
Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager 2.78707423580786
Low Alcohol 2.67952867688812
Pale Lager 2.63991252338417
Malt Liquor 2.59883570504528
Radler / Shandy 2.59143101970865

#2
BeerStyleName avg
Belgian-Style Ales 4.1
Lambic - Gueuze 3.87374251497006
Ice Cider / Ice Perry 3.85954063604241
Stout - Imperial 3.85101740701075
Lambic - Fruited 3.82916362308257
Porter - Imperial / Double 3.77270663033606
Abbey Quadrupel / Abt 3.74844574780059
Sour Red / Brown 3.70385711571346
American Strong Ale 3.68154670750383
Lambic - Unblended 3.68085714285714
Barley Wine / Wheat Wine 3.67782797567334
IPA - Imperial / Double 3.67668855976058
Porter - Baltic 3.66876910252849
Old Ale 3.65015158077089
IPA - Hazy / New England 3.6423799408555
Mead 3.62425882959527
Sour / Wild Ale 3.61186580971856
Bock - Eisbock 3.60987124463519
Stout - Foreign / Extra 3.58151609553479
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy 3.56387651177595
IPA - Black / Dark 3.56212203759194
Belgian Strong Ale 3.54694200490545
Stout - Sweet 3.53641558441559
Smoked 3.50662626262626
Bock - Weizenbock 3.50450331125828
Saison 3.49693094629154
IPA 3.48629690565087
Porter 3.48222718570517
Bock - Doppelbock 3.47005797101449
Stout 3.4697687987747
Berliner Weisse 3.46910116762009
Lambic - Faro 3.46262626262626
Grodziskie/Gose/Lichtenhainer 3.44343755850965
English Strong Ale 3.43995174077904
Abbey Tripel 3.4340871254162
Fruit Wine 3.4
Abbey Dubbel 3.39331829715252
Stout - Dry 3.38585649108254
Pale Ale - American 3.38254439252336
Sahti/Gotlandsdricke/Koduõlu 3.37929515418502
India Style Lager 3.36800000000001
IPA - Session 3.35674596838575
Brown Ale 3.34340848299579
Traditional Ale 3.29150162045373
Belgian Ale 3.28652831820149
Scottish Ale 3.28183139534884
Altbier 3.28048951048951
Sour Beers 3.27894736842105
Specialty Grain 3.27672764227643
Bière de Garde 3.25844535359439
Mild Ale 3.25389728096677
Weissbier - Dunkelweizen 3.23745432399513
Schwarzbier 3.2336862745098
Premium Bitter / ESB 3.23136897001304
Wheat Ale 3.22811980033278
California Common 3.21622807017544
Bock - Dunkler / Urbock 3.21436950146628
Cream Ale 3.20811518324608
Amber Ale 3.20152963671127
Witbier 3.20057541625858
Ciders 3.2
Cider 3.19712094147315
Weissbier - Hefeweizen 3.19598106463144
Fruit Beer 3.18786008230454
Kölsch 3.17604961832061
Bock - Heller / Maibock 3.17309190031152
Irish Ale 3.15772097976571
Zwickel / Keller / Landbier 3.15239032067676
Spice / Herb / Vegetable 3.15022049286641
Perry 3.13763297872341
Oktoberfest / Märzen 3.1335201793722
Golden Ale / Blond Ale 3.1214940007741
Pale Ale - English 3.09840502658289
Bitter 3.09528755231748
Weissbier - Kristallweizen 3.08875968992248
Dunkel / Tmavy 3.08419132549656
Helles 3.0766124803356
Polotmavý 3.07060185185185
Pilsener 3.03753975235132
Czech Pilsner (Světlý) 3.02808796007486
Amber Lager / Vienna 3.01080220713073
Dortmunder 3.00121951219512
Lagers 2.9
Premium Lager 2.85445055987854
Wheat Beer 2.85
Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager 2.69162150896207
Low Alcohol 2.58196791443849
Radler / Shandy 2.51354447439353
Pale Lager 2.47700816278245
Malt Liquor 2.43524130190797

#3

What exactly are considered valid reviews? you mean Public 75+ reviews vs Private >75 reviews & quick ratings/ticks? If this is the case, I hope you do realize that having shorter reviews/Quick Rating/ticks count for the beer scores doesn’t change too much the bigger portrait of the overall scores… the styles that do well with only actual valid reviews would do well with all reviews

Why are Family styles listed there? (ie Belgian Style Ales coming on top…)

BTW, it might be useful/fun to keep that info public and always updated in the beer style page


#4

Maybe Belgian-Style Ales are Belgian Ale, Saison and Belgian Strong Ales together. Given that their average rating is much higher than Gueuze, Fruited lambic, sour, sour red/ brown, quad, etc, I’d also guess that the calculation is not quite right.


#5

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/abolitionist-dub-v/658862/
That’s a beer that was added probably when the wise developer pushed out the add-beer page with the wrong list of styles; I created a bunch of weird beers back then but I deleted them; this guy added the beer and it remained in the database.

So it’s not an average of all belgian styles, it’s just one beer in the wrong style.

Same goes for “Lagers” and “Ciders”, those are not styles.


#6

That’s what I thought it was too…Those unused Family styles popped up as available Style choices for a short period of time so some beers must have been added in those styles by mistake then and will need corrections.

https://www.ratebeer.com/beerstyles/Anglo-American-Ales/67/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beerstyles/Belgian-Style-Ales/66/ (1 there CORRECTED)
https://www.ratebeer.com/beerstyles/Stouts-and-Porters/68/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beerstyles/Wheat-Beer/69/ (2 there CORRECTED)
https://www.ratebeer.com/beerstyles/Lagers/70/ (1 there CORRECTED)
https://www.ratebeer.com/beerstyles/Sake/83/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beerstyles/Meads/99/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beerstyles/Ciders/104/ (5 there CORRECTED)
https://www.ratebeer.com/beerstyles/Sour-Beers/119/ (13 there CORRECTED)
https://www.ratebeer.com/beerstyles/Other-Styles/120/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beerstyles/Fruit-Wine/124/ (a lot there)
https://www.ratebeer.com/beerstyles/Hop-forward-Beers/125/


#7

If anybody wants to fix them,

Ciders:
Blue Barn Cidery Blueberry
California Ace Berry Rose
Hoch Orchard Three Year Barrel-Aged

Sour Beers (I checked and fixed 2 in my Province):
Bolero Snort Sour Pasture Calves
Draper Fruit Bat
Foundation Peach’s My Jam
Hermit Thrush 40 Mile Fun Zone
Kilter Slurpii
New Belgium Carnie Blood (Tour de Fat)
Wrecking Bar Meringue-A-Tang Lemon Tart


#8

I fixed those you listed and a few more…

From where do you access them? The only way I found right now was through Old Ticks and Old ratings page…then search through Beer styles to find them…

Edit: all fixed, except Fruit Wines, until we know their fate…


#9

Would very much like this, along with live stats of how many beers were on the site for each style. Would also be nice if my own style average was shown on the same page so I could compare.


#10

To find them I needed to do a bit of hacking, so better to keep it under the radar.