I’ve been using BeerAdvocate.com’s way of grading beer as the way I upload my beer reviews to BeerFM since the beginning. It’s worked out well because the grading scale of A+ through F and everything in between is something every one can relate to but, more importantly, because it allowed me to escape the reality of setting up a number-crunching system completely independent of theirs.
As of today there have been a few changes to the way beers are scored on their website; instead of letter grades, beers are now scored by a number out of 100.
What this means for you as you peruse reviews:
I will be painstakingly going through all my beer reviews to adjust to this system. Bye-bye letters, hello numbers!
Admittedly I was opposed to it at first (painstakingly is the key word here) but the idea is growing on me. All the reviews on BeerFM will now be awarded number scores out of 100.
The first review I have entered is up now: http://www.beerfm.com/2011/12/new-belgium-snow-day-review/
And you’ll notice that the letter grade is missing. Instead, you’ll see Snow Day from New Belgium received an 83 out of 100.
Additionally, I’ll be applying the changes to our “About Beer Reviews” page found here: http://www.beerfm.com/reviewing/beer-reviews/
Thanks for reading, and as always, if you have any questions, feel free to email me at email@example.com