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Rating own places and beers?

Is there a rule against rating your own bars/bottleshops?

This guy gave the place that he is affiliated with a score of 90. Doesn’t seem very fair tbh:

https://www.ratebeer.com/user/449198/place-ratings/

Edit: same question about rating your own beers:

https://www.ratebeer.com/user/143957/

“better than average” :joy:

I believe it’s okay on the UT. I know one owner/brewer who gives all of his beers a 5 on there. No affiliation shown either. Meh, fuck it.

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Maybe they just brew really good beer?

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No it isn’t allowed and no they proably don’t brew great beer !

What normally happens next is (local) admin follows up … explains (despite the fact you would think this is not ethical but plenty of brewers / place owners do this themselves or via fake accounts/friends … you know the ones) that this isn’t the done thing … a lot of these cases never reply as they have simply signed up to promote their own beers/venue at the outset of their venture and never log in again ! … me - I would just wipe the ratings.

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Thanks for the reply. Yeah, the guy’s reviews are not even proper reviews anyway.

More like copy and pasted from marketing materials - “We present this beer which we brewed together with whoever […] it’s balanced and tasty etc… Wonderfully refreshing on a hot summer’s day” and so on.

Just have an admin to remove those fake ones.

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Sigh, fricken RB’s broken, and not displaying my ratings when I go to the brewery page. Anyway, from my own database:
1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.4, 2.8, 3.2, 3.6
Even for a kraft brewery, that’s not great numbers.

Looks like you Phil … rating a couple of hazy IPA’s then moving onto porters ! :grinning:

Via a couple of "modern sour shit"s.

In fairness, they also did a collab at Ollenaut which was an absolute stormer, 3.9, but you never know how much input the guests have in collabs, so I didn’t list that above.