An extraordinary beer, worth a special effort to find, purchase, and consume.
An outstanding beer of exceptional quality and taste, this beer is truly fantastic.
A very good beer, easily consumable with no obvious flaws. This will be enjoyed.
An average beer that’s well made but fairly straightforward.
A below average beer with very noticeable flaws and deficiencies.
A not great beer. Avoid.
The Promising scoring system is designed to help differentiate all the beers reviewed spanning many different criteria such as style and variety. It needed to be something more than a "Like" or 1 to 5 stars. The Promising scoring system is a lightly modified version of the 100-point scale Robert Parker created for The Wine Advocate.
Pay attention to the expanded descriptions of each range, and note that these scores do not reveal all the facts about a particular beer. Given the subjectivity of tasting and the variances in criteria the written commentary and any other accompanying notes and details are a valuable source of information.